A very detailed article about surviving the toughest year in Korea. I agreed with a lot of the points she makes and would highly recommend giving it a read if you are thinking of coming to stay in the ROK for a period of time. Well done Waygook!
Two of my friends are getting ready to come to Korea. They asked me to write a blog on how to survive your first year here. It’s been a while since it was my first year so I took to Facebook to ask my friends. I was astonished at the replies I got back. There are so many things that nobody tells you before you come here. Hopefully we can sort some of that in this blog.
1. Language: Although English is widely taught and spoken by some people here, you should learn Hangeul. You simply won’t survive without it. And the best thing is that so many words are the same in English and Korean, you just need to be able to read out the Korean to understand. You can learn your letters and a few basic words before you arrive. Although it looks super complicated, you can…
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