Visit South Korea

Are you considering traveling to South Korea but don’t know where to start? Read on to learn about the endless opportunities there are to travel to South Korea!

Why Visit South Korea?

Located in the heart of Asia, South Korea offers visitors an incredible opportunity to immerse themselves in a unique cultural in a welcoming environment. Gaining popularity over the last few decades, South Korea has become a premier destination for ex-pats moving abroad to study, teach, take a gap year, earn your TEFL course, learn a language, and so much more! Review all your program options below.

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Study in South Korea

South Korea welcomes students from all over the world. The K-wave and reasonably priced tuition has drawn in more and more international students over the years. Study in Korea and get to know their vibrant culture!
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Teach in South Korea

South Korea offers students an incredible opportunity to immerse themselves in a unique culture while teaching English. Get to know the country, Korean language, culture and history while visiting historical sites around the country.
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TEFL in South Korea

If you're looking to get TEFL certified abroad, South Korea is one of the most popular destinations to do so! There are endless job opportunities in South Korea which make it a popular spot to start out.
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Gap Year in South Korea

If you're looking for a break from school, work, or just life in general, consider taking your gap time in South Korea. There is no better place to get outside your comfort zone!
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Learn Korean

Have a unique cultural immersion experience by learning Korean in South Korea. Korean is known for its mathematical writing system and will come in handy in neighboring countries like Singapore and Japan.
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Intern in South Korea

If you're looking to obtain international work experience, securing an internship in South Korea is a great choice! Popular internship fields include international relations, tech, telecommunications, and human rights.
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Location:
South Korea
Currency:
South Korean Won
Airports:
Incheon International Airport
( ICN )
Gimpo International Airport
( GMP )
Jeju International Airport
( CJU )

In the past few decades, South Korea has shot onto the global stage with world-leading industries in tech, fashion, beauty, and more. The world now listens to K-Pop, relies on Korean gadgets, eats kimchi, and swears by Korean skincare. It’s no wonder, then, that so many students are turning their thoughts towards the skyscrapers of Seoul and Busan.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost to live in South Korea for a year?

    South Korea has a low cost of living relative to the United States, making it a fantastic destination for a budget gap year. Your highest expenses will likely be housing, but teachers in South Korea will often find programs with accommodations included, or monthly housing stipends! Additionally, there are work exchanges and short-term jobs for gappers looking to lower their expenses even more.

  • Can you travel to South Korea this year?

    Yes, while it’s important to be cautious and follow all health requirements, such as mask mandates and testing, fully vaccinated travelers are welcome to visit South Korea and study, teach, work and more in 2022.

  • What are the benefits of a gap year in South Korea?

    A gap year in Korea offers the opportunity to boost your resume, gain valuable experiences, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the land of the morning calm. With dormant volcanoes and mountains spanning nearly 75% of the country, Korea is a place of natural beauty, drawing hikers and other outdoor adventure seekers. Foodies will also be delighted during their time in Korea, as its affordable food markets are sure to get your taste buds going.

  • What kind of visa do I need for a gap year in South Korea?

    A visitor visa in South Korea is valid for 90 days (depending on what passport you hold). For longer stays, or if you plan on working during your time in South Korea, you will need to apply for the relevant visa. To research and apply for a visa based on your circumstances, visit the Korea Visa Portal.

  • What are the most popular types of gap year programs in South Korea?

    There are many gap year programs in South Korea for travelers interested in teaching. TEFL certification courses are a great option among those interested in teaching English, and many of these programs even offer accommodation, flight reimbursement, and an excellent monthly wage.

  • Can you study in Korea without knowing Korean?

    Yes. Although directly enrolling at a university will be difficult for those without a foundation of the Korean language, there are many language schools that take all levels of Korean speakers. Many Korean classes at language schools are designed for beginners in mind!

  • How much does it cost to learn Korean in Korea?

    There are different avenues for studying Korean in South Korea: university courses, language schools, and private lessons. Tuition fees vary based on location, the reputation of the school, items included in Korean instruction, and more. However, generally, university courses can range from $1,200 to $1,500 for part-time students. Language school education can start at $500 and be as high as $4,000 per month. Private lessons will be the most expensive option as the fee is set by the tutor, which can range anywhere from $20 to $40+ per hour.

  • Why study in South Korea?

    South Korea is a leader in many economies including tech, fashion, and beauty. Students can enjoy an international community, an abundance of cultural activities, and an education from some of the top universities with reasonable tuition fees. Plus, it's full of natural beauty and bustling cities waiting to be explored!