Multiple Locations +2
  • South Korea
    • Seoul
    • Seoul
    • Busan
    • Gwangju
  • Online
52+ weeks

Program Details

Academic Year Fall Spring Summer Winter Year Round
Apartment Guesthouse Host Family Hostel Hotel
Age Min.


What's Included
Accommodation Some Accommodation Activities Some Activities Airport Transfers Equipment Some Equipment SIM cards Visa Wifi
May 01, 2022
Jul 29, 2021
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About Program

KoreaGapYear is an internationally recognized social enterprise and the first and only Gap Year agency in South Korea. We contentedly devote our distribution to gap year programs to students worldwide providing:

- Internships
- Volunteer work
- Language programs

If you want to reach a social enterprise or NGO in South Korea, we can help!
Korea Gap Year arranges interesting internships for high school graduates and college/university students, or adventure seekers, starting from 2 months and longer! We offer them in various fields all over Korea, as you desire! As well as online!

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Program Highlights

  • Internships - Korean Language Courses - Volunteer work
  • Experience the Korean Culture on many different levels with us

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  • Fun 9.5
  • Housing 9.1
  • Safety 9.9
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Yes, I recommend this program

2 months Marketing Internship in Seoul

Many thanks to the lovely people at Korea Gap Year for making my dream of an internship in Korea come true! They quickly matched me with a company that was a great fit. I learned so much about Korean culture from my colleagues, and I spent the weekends exploring Seoul and traveling with my new-found friends. KGY messaged me regularly to make sure everything was going well. I feel like they genuinely wanted me to have an enjoyable stay and make many memories. If you're thinking about doing an internship in Korea, I highly recommend getting in touch with the amazing KGY team!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Everyone at the office was so welcoming and passionate about learning languages! So they started teaching me useful Korean expressions each day, and in return I taught them some German phrases. I remember coming home from work and surprising my Korean roommate with all the new words I learned.
22 people found this review helpful.
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So grateful for this opportunity

I am so happy to have found this opportunity for to get an internship in Korea! I wanted to do an internship in Korea for a longer time, however as a foreigner with limited Korean skills, it was nearly impossible for me to do so and also because of Covid it was extra difficult. So i am really glad that I stumbled upon Korea Gapyear, who made my wish reality. I can recommend Korea GapYear to anyone since it is a great opportunity for personal and educational growth and they support and help you along the way.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
That Koreans wear slippers in their office! In Germany office workers would wear the most uncomfortable shoes (like heels) just to look "professional". However in Korea it's about comfort so they change their shoes to slippers when they arrive in the office which I did as well and it was very comfortable
23 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

12 weeks internship

KGY is amazing! I completed my internship in a company in Seoul, which was very important for my university studies. Without KGY it would’ve been very hard to find an internship place during the stressful exam period I had prior to the internship period.
The communication with KGY went smoothly. Miss Olivia Ju who handled my case was very helpful, patient and very friendly from the beginning to the end! She even helped me to get in a language class so I would be able to acquire more necessary language skills needed to get around more easily.
After the internship period we got to visit the 경복궁 wearing 한복 which was amazing (see picture). I had no major difficulties and Korea is a very safe country!
In conclusion, I’d recommend KGY to anyone who would like great assistance for their internship in Korea ^^

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Look for a stay well in advance! Do a lot of research on the different aspects of the culture before coming and learn at least some survival Korean.
24 people found this review helpful.
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5 months internship at KGY

I've had my internship at Korea gapyear for 5 months.
All I can say is that they're very lovely and warm-hearted people. I'm so grateful for meeting them and be able to spend the last 5 months with them.
They always stood behind my back and were able to help, showed me all Korean things on a daily basis, tried teaching me Korean as much as they could and I'm very grateful for that.
I've learned so much on personal levels by being here, but it was always comforting to know that these people would always stand by me and try their best to help me.
They told me we're like family now and I'll miss them very much. But whenever im in Korea again, I'll surely come visit them many times:)

I can only be positive about them! I really really had a great time at Korea gapyear.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
When we found out that I LOVE kimchi jjigae, we made it a thing!
I will miss eating it with them and getting too overly excited on Tuesdays :)
24 people found this review helpful.
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My 2 month experience in South Korea

Hello everyone, so I spent two months in Seoul,South Korea for an internship at Africa Insight. These two months were amazing! I have met so many people from all around the world. I have discovered a lot about working in an office but I also got to help organize the Seoul Africa Festival and I have been invited to important events in fancy hotels in Seoul.

During these two months I had the chance to visit so many places like palaces, themed park, traditional markets, rooftops, cute streets and cafes, even a huge music festival!
To sum up I fell in love with the korean culture and its people!!
If I had to do it again I wouldn't change anything at all.

Thank you to Korea Gap Year and especially Olivia and Youjin for making this possible for me and making this life experience an amazing one!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I think it was when I got invited to dinner by the Gabonese Ambassy here in Seoul with all the very important people! But also when I saw living octopus for people to eat but I did not try it aha.
24 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


I am Amber, french student in international trade and I had a two-months internship at Korea GapYear.

Thank you very much to Korea GapYear and to all the staff for allowing me to do my internship in Seoul as I really wanted to. They have been very nice and warm to me since the very first day and helped me integrate into korean life. They have been really understanding and allowed me to gain experience, knowledge and try new things during my internship.
Thank you particularly to Olivia who was my tutor during this internship and who helped me not only with my work but with the preparation of my stay in Seoul and my integration into korean culture.
They've been really open-minded as I came while I was fasting and that made me feel even more comfortable working with them.

What was your funniest moment?
Filming a video for applicants going to France (because I am myself) and having to scream to test the mic before each take.
25 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

The first intership in Korea

I would like to thank GapYear for help in finding a place for the internship. I could address to them in any question and problem. And they immediately tried to help me. In addition, they helped us not only before the internship, but also during it. Thanks to them, I got a great opportunity to go to Korea for an internship, for 2 months, which I had long dreamed of. Therefore, if you dream to go to Korea, and also get some experience, I advise you to turn to GapYear. They will certainly help you.

24 people found this review helpful.
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Worth experience ever

It was my first experience to working since I graduated and Korea GAP YEAR really teach me what I need to learn and know . All of the coworkers were nice and helpful. Even I am not fluent in Korean they trying to understand what I am saying. If you love Korea and want to have work experience in a peaceful environment you can apply for short term internship in here ! and plus , all of the coworkers and the CEO are open minded it's easier for you to adapt in here !

What would you improve about this program?
provide English website so people who couldn't understand Korea can join this program
25 people found this review helpful.

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