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    Studying in Korea for University

    When I thought about writing this article the first thought that crossed my mind was ‘how do I possibly answer everything in a short blog post?’. I’m still not sure how I’m going to manage that, but this particular question seems to be one of the most common questions I receive. So here I am, attempting to explain all of my experiences in a relatively short post. This is my answer to the question ‘what is it like studying in korea?’. As usual, my words aren’t definite. Most of what I say in this post won’t be facts, but rather my personal experiences. I can’t say how your experience will…

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    Things To Know Before Coming To Seoul

    Travelling to Seoul for the first time? Then make sure to check out these useful tips on things to know before making it to South Korea. This is a guest post by Marie, more of her information can be found below. 1. Climate The climate in Seoul can be quite extreme. During winter the temperatures can drop far below zero and during summer the temperatures can go up to 40°C. Seoul has a humid subtropical climate with 4 distinctive seasons. The best times to travel to Seoul or Korea are in the middle of spring (April, May) and during Autumn (September, October) unless you are looking to celebrate Christmas in Seoul…

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    Being an Expat Woman in Korea

    This is a guest post written by Gabriela Penelope Carolus, a South African woman living in South Korea. More information on her, along with her social links are included at the end of the post. Several foreigners who work and study in Korea seek a form of community. A sense of belonging regardless of nationality, sexuality or religious affiliation without discrimination. Some people are seeking advice, a space to vent, or comradery in a safe space. Online public forums offer an ideal location to speak freely about living in Korea. Expat Women in Korea (i.e. EWIK) offer a public platform to discuss “the lived experience” of being a woman in Korea.…

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    What Seoul Means to Me

    My name is Ethan Brooke and I am a New Zealander (Kiwi!) who has lived in Seoul for just under two years now. Before I came to Seoul I liked to take photos, Seoul made me want to become a photographer. Seoul has always amazed me with just how big, fast, lively, and beautiful it is. Inspiration comes differently for everyone. For me, my biggest inspiration was, and still is Seoul. It is this place that has inspired me to take more and better photos. I want to be able to share Seoul and let everyone know about how beautiful it is. This is what Seoul means to me. Seoul –…

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    Best Places to Date in Seoul for Animal Lovers!

    Korea is a country that is famous for its dating culture. From its celebration of events such as one month, 100 days, and days such as White Day (March 14, a day where guys should give gifts to their partners). All the way to wearing couples shirts and matching hats. Korea is unique in the way that dating works, and at times can even be confusing to understand. That is why it is important to know the best places to date in Seoul (if you like animals anyway!) This means that there are thousands of different places to date in Seoul alone. An article that listed all of these would…

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    Seoul student housing!

    Seoul was recently named the 8th most expensive city in the world to live in, and with skyrocketing costs it can be hard to image studying here as a student. But cheap student housing may be easier than you think! Housing in Seoul is either very cheap or very expensive depending on where you are from. For me, it was incredibly cheap, but I have heard so many people complain about how expensive it is. This really surprised me! In Seoul, one-room apartments can be found for as cheap as 300,000KRW a month. That’s 75,000 ($75) per week! However, whether or not you think it is cheap there are a…

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    Top Locations for Shopping in Seoul!

    Many people who come to Seoul explore only the shopping hotspots – Myeongdong, Gangnam, and Dongdaemun. While these places are all great (well, maybe not Gangnam), they are far from the best places to shop. Not only will they charge (sometimes big) premiums, but you will also have to fight with the crowds. Don’t believe me? On average 1 million shoppers pass through Myeongdong in any single day! Shopping in Seoul doesn’t have to be painful though. Here is my list of the best places in Seoul to shop. Clothes Shopping! A customer gets some clothes tailored at Namdaemun. This may seem contrary to what I just said above, but…

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    12 Things Korea Does Best!

    Every country is famous for some things, whether good or bad. Korea is, of course, no exception. I thought long and hard about this list, and while there are lots of points that I could have included, I felt that these 12 points where the most famous aspects of Korea that are done better here than anywhere else. These are 12 things Korea does best! Image Source 1) Cafes Korea has a cafe culture that is famous all around the world. Have you ever heard of a raccoon cafe? Have you even considered its existence before? How about board game cafes? Well, Korea has both. There is a vast variety…

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    Lotte Tower and Lotte World!

    The Lotte Tower complex in Jamsil is one of the more interesting places in Seoul. With attractions varying from the best view in Korea, to an indoor theme park, there’s a lot to see and do here. Lotte Tower (롯데월드타워) is the tallest building in the OECD, coming in at 555 metres tall. Only 4 buildings in the whole world surpass the height of Lotte Tower, and this makes it a place with an amazing view. The tower is located in Jamsil, Seoul, and contains a mall (롯데월드몰), an aquarium (롯데월드 아쿠아리움), a sky deck, and a whole host of other attractions. Further, it is right next to Lotte World…

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