Here are some things that you should know before coming to South Korea or anywhere for an exchange! Make sure all your paperwork is correct Studying abroad requires a lot of paperwork so make sure to fill them out correctly, double-check each time and of course, please fill it out with a black pen. … Continue reading Tips for Upcoming Exchange Students
It's December now, and the semester is coming to a close. Perhaps you think you've hit all the major tourist spots already. And now I'm sure you've been to the Hongdae and Gangnam to try out the pubs, clubs, and street food. But I think some exchange students overlook the more chill and cute activities … Continue reading Dog, Cat, Raccoon, Meerkat, and Sheep Cafe’s near Hongdae
The Kakao friends store & cafe is sure to please not only Kakao friend lovers, but those who love anything adorable. It's also a great place to get unique souvenirs for family back home. The store sells Kakao theme pajamas, slippers, phone & laptop cases and even little accessories such as buttons and hair clips. … Continue reading Kakao Friends Hongdae & Gangnam Flagship Stores
I was lucky enough to pass by this Harry Potter themed cafe when I was in Hongdae with my friends, so I took this opportunity to crash my phone with a million photos. This cafe consists of 6 floors and each is designed differently for people to take a glimpse into the world of Harry … Continue reading King’s Cross 9¾ Harry Potter Cafe in Hongdae
You know what they say “Work Hard, Play Harder”. It’s no secret that Korean culture openly allows for discussion of drinking and clubbing. It’s where students can dance their stress away either from work. Here are some tips on popular bars and clubs where you can explore outside your comfort zone and even meet new … Continue reading Seoul: Bar & Club Guide
Hangul Day, 한글날 (Hangulnal) fell on October 9th 2019, and we visited Gwanghwamun station that day in hopes to visit the King Sejong Exhibition Hall. The underground museum is free of charge and even includes a library and multiple monuments. The most notable monument being the giant King Sejong statue that lays above ground above … Continue reading 2019 Hangul Day Protests
Plan a day-trip to Dumulmeori! Fall is a great time to bike along the river and enjoy the scenery of colorful trees. Dumulmeori means “two water area” refers to the place where the Bukhan River and Namhan River intersect to make the famous Hang River of Korea. Bukhan river flows through both North and South … Continue reading Bike Ride to Dumulmeori
For only 3,000 won you can enjoy a nice afternoon at the tteok (rice cake) museum! When I went to this museum on a Saturday afternoon it was actually completely empty aside from the one elderly woman who smiled kindly at us and asked us where we were from and why we decided … Continue reading Seoul Tteok Museum 떡박물관!
Itaewon went viral on Twitter last year during Halloween 2018 in a post showing it’s crowded costume-clad streets! I was quite surprised myself to learn that many Korean college students were familiar with Halloween. Daiso even sells Halloween decorations, spooky makeup kits, and small Halloween themed accessories. In the United States, … Continue reading HALLOWEEN in Korea!? 4 Must-Go Events~
The Seoul International Fireworks Festival is one of the most significant festivals in Korea, boasting 1.2 million attendees on average per year. Festivities last almost a full week, with the grand finale being the firework show this Saturday October 5th. First launched in the year 2000, Yeouido Hangang Park promises not only a … Continue reading Tips for: Seoul International Fireworks Festival 2019!