If you are fortunate to get the chance to study abroad, why not choose South Korea? Creative Korea offers so much to see and do. To make it easier for you, we compiled a list with 5 reasons why you should study in the republic of Korea

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South Korea is a unique, vibrant country full of culture and entertainment. You will never get bored!

Cost of living

The cost of living in South Korea is cheap. As a student, we know how much you struggle in order to stick to the tight budget every month. Luckily,  accommodation and exploring the cultural life is affordable. For example, you can get unlimited Korean barbecue and various side dishes for only 10 euros per person. Add 2 more euros and you will get a cold draft beer accompanied with the food.

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Exploring the cultural life is affordable in South Korea. Entrance fees to temples and museums are not expensive.

Delicious Food

In recent years, South Korea has become better known for its technology than its food. However, thanks to delicacies like kimchithe korean cuisine is getting more and more global attention due to its various delicious dishes. For a South Korean, cooking means a great deal. That is why you can find in every corner   local restaurants with high standard food.

Most restaurants are open until late and they offer a free delivery service. If you have a really busy day or want to eat quickly, you can find amazing pre-made food in convenience stores that are open 24-hours a day.

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The korean cuisine is getting more and more global attention due to its various delicious food.

 

Korea is extraordinary for its mix of traditional and modern styles. Visit old-established ancient palaces or get stunned by the many majestic skyscrapers in the inner cities.

Travel

Korea is extraordinary for its mix of traditional and modern styles. Visit old-established ancient palaces or get stunned by the many majestic skyscrapers in the inner cities. Furthermore, there are lots of unknown and charming islands along the coast that you can visit if you want to get away from the hectic life in Seoul. If that is not your cup of tea, why not schedule a weekend trip to climb one of the numerous  mountains in order to challenge yourself?

South Korea is also well located if you want to travel to some of the popular destinations like Indonesia or Japan. The cheap and reasonable travel costs make it easy to travel to other countries during your studies in South Korea.

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Take a weekend trip to visit a neighboring town to see one of the many old ancient temples, it´s worth it!

Student life

As an exchange student, you will meet people from all around the world and you will find new friends for life. However, attending a Korean university will also offer you the opportunity to make Korean friends and learn the Korean language at the same time. The local University students in South Korea are open minded and often willing to share their customs with exchange students. If you join one of the many activities arranged by the University, then it will be easier to get to know the local students. This is because they are the ones who are most of the times in charge of the different events.

The University areas in all the universities in Seoul are extremely bustling. They are filled with restaurants, bars and clubs. It is common that students hang out in these areas until the sun goes up again. Most of the universities have campus festivals twice a year. If you attend one of these festivals, then you will most likely stumble into one or two korean celebrities.

The campus festivals are extremely popular. Even celebrities participate in these events!

Korean Wave (Hallyu)

The Korean television shows, movies and music has a huge influence on other countries. A common term describing the increased popularity of South Korean culture is the Korean Wave. Since the turn of the 21st century, South Korea has emerged as a major exporter of popular culture. It is a fact that South Korean music is the heart of the Asian pop culture. With its unique, fresh and trendy sound, South Korea has pumped out hits that have been successfully everywhere around the world.

As an exchange student in South Korea, you will have the chance to see dazzling live performances from both Korean and international stars on a monthly basis. Every year cities like Seoul arrange music festivals that gathers legendary musicians in R&B, Soul, and HipHop from the United States as well as Korea.

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Study in South Korea and see dazzling live performances from both Korean and international stars on a monthly basis!

 

To find out more about studying in South Korea, click here! 

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