South Korea is a popular destination for TEFL teachers. It’s easy to see why — you have access to Western amenities, easy travel to Asia and the world and high salaries.
LIFE IN SEOUL South Koreans are very friendly and willing to help foreigners understand their culture. The language can be difficult to learn, but the alphabet and pronunciation are easy and will help you a lot. Seoul is a large city and you can find anything you want to eat, see, or do with little trouble. You’ll also easily find new friends–expats and locals alike–who share your interests.
SHOPPING IN SEOUL Seoul is a shopper’s paradise. You can find almost anything in the city–luxury goods, traditional products, trendy items, and everything in between.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT Seoul has a reliable subway system that will get you anywhere you need to go for 2000 won or less. The nine lines have trains that come every five minutes so you’ll never have to wait long. And there are English signs to help while you get accustomed to using the subway. There are also buses that run throughout the city using a color-coded system to help ensure you get to your destination.
TELECOMMUNICATION South Korea is home to the best digital network in the world and has three mobile phone operators to choose from. You can use them for phone and data service, using a plan or pay-as-you-go. Wi-Fi is available in many public places and you can expect to have it in your home as well.
WEATHER AND CLIMATE Seoul has a continental/subtropical climate. You can expect a wet summer, a dry winter, four distinct seasons, and temperature extremes.