“The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” 

― G.K. Chesterton

A beautiful view over the South Korean city, Seoul
A beautiful view over the South Korean city, Seoul

SUMMARY

Hello there!

Nice to see that you have an interest in the beautiful South Korea. Planning to go there? On this page we will tell you everything that you need to know about the country before you go!

First we will tell you in short what information you can find on this page.

South Korea is a country with 51.03 million inhabitants. The main religion is Christian or Buddhist. The greeting ritual in South Korea is different from other countries. Many South Koreans shake hands after the bow, thereby blending both cultural styles.

The most touristic places to go on a holiday in South Korea are Seollal and Chuseok. Traditional food which is eaten during these holidays are Dduk Guk and Pyun. If you want more information about the food scroll down to Visible culture and we will tell you more!  Other things like sports an behaviour you will find there as well.

The biggest part of a culture is hidden and not always visible in daily life. In the part Invisible culture we will tell you all about the hidden South Korean culture so you won’t be surprised when you go there.  You will discover things that are different from your own culture and may seem odd. If you are curious of other students experiences and advices in South Korea than click on Experiences from other students. Here you will find stories of students who went abroad.

Last but not least you will find a list of do’s and don’ts for South Korea. How to behave and how not to. Besides that we will tell you some stereotypes of South Korea who aren’t true. So don’t be scared to go to South Korea if you think people there eat cat or dog. It’s not true!