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Expat Report Moving to seoul, Korea was published
Moving-to-seoul
What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
We chose to live in Itaewon because the area is between yonhi-dong (where SFS is located) and samsung-dong (where my husband works). If we live near either, the other would suffer with the traffic during peak hours. There are other nice areas like Sumbok-dong or UN village in hannah-dong, but you need your car just to get out whilst Itaewon has the subway. It depends on the priorities of each family. (Continue)
A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Dulwich College Seoul in Seoul, Korea
Review-of-Dulwich College Seoul
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Excellent, brand new school with great facilities. After school activities free of charge 2 days a week for older children, 1 day for younger children. Some paid activities offered such as ballet and taekwondo. Sports also offered at school (Continue)
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Thank you for sharing. My daughter is going to attend the school in August this year. I was a bit worry since Dulwich College Seoul is a brand new school with no track record as reference. I feel a bit relief after reading your review of the school.
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Seoul Foreign School in Seoul, Korea
Review-of-Seoul Foreign School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Very highly advanced. Beautiful performing arts bldg, amazing stage, great sports facilities and programs, pool, tennis courts.. (Continue)
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How much focus is on religion in this school, and is it very evangelical?
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Seoul Foreign School (SFS) in Seoul, Korea
Review-of-Seoul Foreign School (SFS)
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The PTA organizes sporting activities after school. There is also music and drama after school. When you don't live close to the school, after school activities after easier to manage with older children because they can catch the late bus home. (Continue)
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I believe part of an international school is having famlies who come from non-english speaking countries all around the world...........that's why they are international. Most International schools in Korea have a 60-70% ratio of Koreans in school, while some like SIS and KIS have even higher
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can singaporeans go to this school too?? do we need any qualifications?
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Expat Report Review of Seoul Foreign School in Seoul, Korea was published
Review-of-Seoul Foreign School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The facilities are extremely nice. There is an indoor gym with two different courts, a very clean indoor swimming pool, beautiful turf field, and the buildings are nice as well. (Continue)
Expat Report Review of Yongsan International School of Seoul in Seoul, Korea was published
Review-of-Yongsan International School of Seoul
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
I think that the facilties are very modern and are always on the right track. They offer a diverse list of after school activities for the elementary students every quarter that includes activities in sports, arts & craft, foreign language, drama, and much more. In middle school, they offer after school clubs/activities, sports teams, and many more oppurtunities. The highschool has a bit of a more varied range and is more competitive. You get the chance to travel internationally to compete with other international schools. (Continue)
Expat Report Review of Seoul Foreign School in Seoul, Korea was published
Review-of-Seoul Foreign School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
newer Elem. and Middle, Old British and High School, most facitilites adequate, moderninizing taking place in turn (Continue)
Expat Report Review of Seoul Foreign School in Seoul, Korea was published
Review-of-Seoul Foreign School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The school has limited facilities: pool, astro turf pitch, gym, weight room. The extra curricular activities have increased in the past couple of years, but activities are still quite limited (Continue)
Expat Report Dating and Marriage in Seoul, Korea was published
Dating-and-Marriage-in-Seoul
What is it like in your country of residence for someone with your relationship status (married/divorced/dating)? If you're single, how do you meet other people? Do English-speaking people tend to gravitate to certain parts of your city?
As a working person, I have my own social network and friends. Wives are generally expected to mix with other wives and moms if they don't have a job. It is very easy for singles to make connections. Finding guys to date (both expat and Korean) was easy back in the day. (Continue)
Expat Report Review of Seoul International School in Seoul, Korea was published
Review-of-Seoul International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
While the core facility was built in 1984 and has characteristics of buildings of that time in Korea, the elementary school is considerably newer. There have been upgrades both in the halls and classrooms of the school and the technology in the school is adequate for the student population. The school has 2 gyms, a 5-lane olympic swimming pool, and a state-of-the-art artificial-turf soccer field. The school also has one cafeteria that services all students at SIS. While the facilities are not as fancy as some of the newer international schools, most negative comments about the facilities were made prior to 2006. (Continue)
Expat Report Review of Seoul International School in Seoul, Korea was published
Review-of-Seoul International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The main school area hasn't changed much since its inception - same colours and desks, etc. The ceiling panels are often broken, and the technology is outdated. A new building was built due to overcrowding for the middle schoolers and high schoolers, but it was overturned to most of the elementary school. The school has two gyms, Tiger Gym 1 & 2. 1 is a regulation-size basketball gym with bleachers and six hoops. 2 is smaller, and used for elementary school and junior varsity sports teams. There is a weight room next to gym 1, and a pool nearby as well. A tennis court was built next to the new building, but it quickly lost its usefulness due to lack of space, and is currently being used as a place to put in extra classrooms via metal boxes. A dirt football field used to exist, but is currently under construction to be a regulation-sized astroturf football field with underground parking for buses and cars. There are currently two playgrounds for the students to enjoy.

Extra-curricular activities such as boosters for a variety of sports are available for K-8. High schoolers have numerous activities available, from varsity sports to many clubs such as UNICEF, community service, math club, and many more. Model United Nations is also a large part of the school's activities, with the school invited to three conferences a year in Seoul, Beijing, and Amsterdam. There is also a group that spans over a few schools in the area called Vida, a Christian 'club' of sorts where students can gather and meet with like-minded individuals. The National Honour Society and the National Arts Honour Society is also a vital part of the high school extra-curricular activities, as are numerous musical classes.

The school provides guidance counselors and tutors for students struggling academically. This is not part of the tuition. (Continue)

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