Korea Gapyear

Korea Gapyear

About

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 in South Korea in a city of your choice
- Volunteer work
- Korean Language programs

KoreaGapyear is running a national and international volunteer, internship, travel, and education program. Pursuing a social enterprise model to provide free national programs and low-cost international programs. Contributing to society by setting up a World School, providing free lectures, running a volunteer group. Providing programs that run in partnership with various international social enterprises and NGOs. Engaging in two-way communication with youth by providing customized programs requested by youth.

Founded
2012

Reviews

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Lenin Pusparaj
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

What an experience!

Finding an Internship in Korea can be easier with KoreaGapYear, especially as a student having a lot on my plate already. KoreaGapYear was recommended to me by one of my university's classmate students. And that's how my journey with KoreaGapYear began. I worked as a Digital Marketing Intern at KoreaGapYear, where I witnessed the team's ardent efforts to support individuals in achieving their aspirations and goals by offering Internships, Gap Years, Exchange Programs, and Language Programmes. KoreaGapYear is a great idea!

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Mary
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

3 month internship in Seoul

I had such a great time with my environmental internship in Seoul! Korea GapYear really makes sure to match up your internship with not only an internship relating to your job perspectives, but also takes into account the personality and culture of the workplace. At first I was nervous because I have heard a lot about how strict the rules are in Korean offices, but luckily my company was so open and welcoming, and not only the workers, but the CEO speak comfortably and in a friendly manner, so I was excited to show up to the office everyday. Overall, if you are looking for an internship provider, KGY does a great job at finding a fitting one for you!

What would you improve about this program?
There were a few instances where the emails I would receive were not accurate and a little redundant. For example, asking for my passport information when I had already sent it to them, putting the wrong dates of my internship on one document but have it accurate on another one. Also a time I had them email me about hoping I am enjoying going out in Korea, even though I was still in quarantine, and also them saying they hope I am enjoying my last few weeks, although I had already left the country. These are very small details, but in the future, being more careful in their communication would make them seem more personable to future interns.
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Leandra
10/10
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.
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Carina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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
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Lisa
10/10
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.

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