Living in Korea Guide

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: 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.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 6 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and 7 Tips for Obtaining Residence in Italy. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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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.

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Comments

guest
Feb 12, 2013 18:18

Not much has been written about life in Korea, that was really interesting I hope there will be more to follow! How is the weather and the beaches there I wonder? Good job!

guest
Feb 19, 2013 22:25

Good Job. I traveled to Korea several times each year for at least 15 years. Early on their was a curfew which was no problem for foreighners. Because Americans have been their since the Koran War it is releativelly easy to get around. The trains are easy to use. I enjoyed it , even the winters.

guest
Feb 21, 2013 02:00

We are relocating to Jeju Island August 1st and I hear the beaches are good there I hear.

guest
Feb 23, 2013 02:08

To the reader who is relocating to Jeju on August 1st. Are you by chance going to be at the International School of Korea in Jeju? We are moving there August first also for my husband to teach there. Since our dates of the same, I just wondered.

guest
Feb 23, 2013 02:10

Is ice on the streets a problem on the island of Jeju?

guest
Feb 26, 2013 09:45

What about bringing a dog to Korea? My wife and I are moving to Jeju Island and have a small (55lb.) yellow lab. Do you have any advice on bringing a dog? Are their hardships...aside from the flight over? Are dogs welcome there? Will our dog be happy there?

guest
Dec 5, 2016 14:45

Hello, I would like to say things are changing. Since Korea is fast-moving society, it is not easy to generalize. (e.g. most of the public toilets now have the tissue inside...and people actually doesn't care that much about foreigner until they seem to be need some help....and so on.)

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Living in Korea GuideLiving in Korea Guide

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.

Korea Forum Korea Forum
Meet other expats and talk about living in Korea.

Cost of Living in KoreaCost of Living in Korea

Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Korea.

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Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Korea.

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Contribute to Korea Network Contribute
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