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Introduction to Korean Culture

Preparing to study, complete an internship, teach or simply have a culturally immersive travel experience in South Korea? This course will introduce you to Korean culture and provide you with invaluable insights into Korean etiquette, the unique perspective of local Koreans, advice on managing culture shock, an overview of the different areas that make up the country and how to experience the country like a local.

Our South Korean Culture Course prepares those looking to live or travel in South Korea so that they may obtain a more fully submerged experience during their time in the country.

5 modules comprising the fundamental elements of life in Korea:

  1. Understanding The Korean Perspective
    Modern Korea in a nutshell: the people and their beliefs, values and attitudes towards their evolving culture and lifestyle
  2. Areas of South Korea
    A brief look at the geography, climate, metropolitan vs. rural life, and popular travel destinations
  3. Get a Grip on Korean Etiquette
    Learn the incredibly detailed system of etiquette, and tips on how to apply it at work and in social settings
  4. Embracing and Overcoming Culture Shock
    Understand the stages of culture shock, and get the best advice on how to make a quicker and easier adjustment to life abroad
  5. Becoming a Local
    The whole social spectrum of life in Korea, favorite places, food and drink, hobbies and activities for both natives and expats

What's Included in this Course

  • Video interviews with Koreans and expats providing their personal experience and advice for adjusting to life in South Korea
  • 5 modules focusing on key aspects of Korean culture that every visitor must know before arriving
  • Get the important details and facts of life in Korea. Our goal is to prepare you for a realistic experience; not just highlights of the best tourist destinations. Know what to expect, and how to best adjust for a more engaging experience of life abroad