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Study Trips in Korea
Even as Korea takes the lead in tech in the world, they’ve still managed to maintain a pretty perfect balance with the cultures and traditions that make this country what it is. With ornate temples and palaces to explore or traditional dress to try on there are plenty of ways to immerse yourself in this unique culture. The distinct seasons also make it attractive all year round, the changing landscape throughout the year gives you something different to enjoy every month. The location of Seoul means that you can make the most of the city and get out into nature with little planning.
The Korea trips offer the opportunity to dive into all of these activities across the year, a chance to try traditional crafts that you might otherwise not get a chance to, and enjoy the modern delights of Korea with an amazing night life experience.
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South Korea is one of the safest countries in the world. It features very low crime rates. School children will often commute by themselves by foot or by public transportation.
Although mandatory to learn English in school, it’s not necessarily needed by everyone, meaning that fewer people use English on a regular basis. Those who have the desire to learn or are required to know English due to the trade they work in as well as younger generations speak English to some degree, although may be shy to talk. Although in comparison to other countries the level of English may be lower, you’ll be able to find people that speak English in South Korea. Studytrip.com staff will support you in case of need!
The most pleasant time to visit is either in the spring or autumn when the weather is pleasant. The cherry blossoms are out during spring and the leaves are beautiful during autumn. During winter, it’s very cold but perfect for outdoor sports and hot [temperature or spicy] food. In the summer you can enjoy the sunny hot weather, parks, and beaches
We have our own highly knowledgable, multilingual and multinational local staff who act as guides, translate, and provide general support for during the trip, to ensure everyone has the best possible experience.
Yes, there are plenty of vegetarian options in South Korea but it’s best to do some research before coming, as not all restaurants have vegetarian options. It’s also easy to get caught out by simple ingredients used in every day cooking, such as yuksu, a type of stock or bouillon, which is typically made from meat or fish.
There are many countries and regions that have visa exemption arrangements with South Korea. This allows nationals to enter South Korea without the need of a visa for short stays. For more information about the period of stay allowed and whether your country is exempt, please get in contact with us.
Travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of travelling, participants are required to get their own travel/health insurance that covers the full length of their chosen trip. Proof of travel insurance is required prior to joining the trip. Your Study Trip Coordinator will advise you at which point the documents should be provided.
Spring is a popular time to visit Korea with warm weather and cherry blossoms. Summer, while hot and humid, attracts many visitors and is the perfect time to enjoy the Korean frozen dessert, bingsu! Autumn is cool with clear blue skies, a great time to enjoy the outdoors and see the fall colors. Winter is cold with snow which attracts many for winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, and sledding!
Yes, you can use your mobile phone in South Korea, be sure to turn data roaming off if you want to avoid hefty fees from your provider back home. Internet is not widely available in public spaces, so that’s why we include a SIM card (Gold Plan only), which includes data, voice and messaging. For those who do not select the Gold Plan, it’s possible to order the SIM card when completing the application for the chosen trip.
What are the best foods to try in South Korea, well there certainly more than we can list here, but here are a few to start you off with; 1. Bulgogi, which is thin marinated beef or pork grilled on a stove-top BBQ.
2. Samgyeopsal, which is grilled pork belly which you eat almost sandwiched in a salad leaves with a mixture of toppings such as picked vegetables, sauces and other ingredients.
3. Bibimbap, which is a rice dish, is served as a bowl of warm white rice with various topping, typically with meat, kimchi, fried egg and assorted vegetables. There are so many options, why not ask our staff for their favourite dish!