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Expat Guide to Living in Korea

Whether you're already living in Korea or preparing to move to Korea, our Expat Guide to Living in Korea offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Korea. For answers to specific questions, visit our Korea Forum to talk with expats in Korea.

10 Tips for Living in Korea

Expats in Korea agree that traffic is terrible and should be taken into serious consideration when deciding how far from work and school to look for homes. Expats also agree that Korea is a very homogenous society and foreigners will get lots of stares.

City Profile: Chuncheon, Korea

Life in Chuncheon, Korea is a lot different that Seoul. With over 250,000 residents, only a 1000 or so are expats.

Culture Shock in Busan, Korea

We immediately loved the friendliness of the people here and actually got more frustrated with the other foreigners who didn't appreciate what was around them.

More Culture Shock Reports for Korea

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Korea handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Korea:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Korea Reports

What are people's priorities in Korea - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Korea:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Korea Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Korea? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Korea? Below are some of the responses from expats in Korea:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Korea

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Korea. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Korea:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Korea. If you are already living in Korea, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Korea by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Korea? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Korea by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working in Korea Reports

What's it like to find a job in Korea? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Korea? Below are some of the reports from expats in Korea:
Submit a Working Abroad Report

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