South Korea Gap Year

Interested in taking a gap year to South Korea? Good decision. This country will be a huge culture shock but it will be one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life. There are lots of different gap year packages and programs available in places lik Seoul, search options and apply today.


Gap Year Jobs, Trips & Programs in South Korea

Korea Gap Year

Best Things to Do on a Gap Year in Korea

Researching ideas for your gap year? The following pages will help you book an experience:




Gap Year Jobs in South Korea 

If you would like to stay a little longer you could apply to spend your gap year working in South Korea. A popular option is to take a TEFL certification course and then work as a foreign language teacher. Salaries and living conditions are high and you will get to meet other people from all over the world.



Top Tips for Taking a Gap Year in South Korea

Public transport is cheap and effective, the subway system is fast whilst traveling overland on a bus can seem confusing at first but its a great way to see more of the city. Some things you might not know about life in Seoul / South Korea is you can get food delivered to your door 24 hours a day. Seoul is quite a lively city, a lot of people stay out or party till the early hours and it helps when shops, restaurant and internet cafes stay open. A visit to a relaxation spa is recommended, you will be able to mix with locals and other internationals. Also one more thing we have missed, you will have to try karaoke - one of the locals passions which people in Seoul love!



South Korea Gap Year Travel

The cost of traveling on a gap year in Korea is one of the biggest things which might hold you back, this is a very expensive destination even by Western standards. Food is one of the biggest appeals of visiting this country, you can find restaurants for all budgets and bowls of noodles are generally very cheap.

Accommodation can be your biggest cost here, hotels charge high prices whilst there are not that many budget range hostels on offer. This is why you might want to apply to join a tour where accommodation is usually included in the price you pay. To save money you might want to get food at local markets and at supermarkets where you can buy packet food like noodles fairly cheaply.

There are Western options available too so if you are having cravings for 'normal' cuisine or feeling a bit homesick you can usually get a burger and chips is most locations. 



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