The Expat Lounge's list of Recommended English Teacher Recruiters for South Korea. Editor's Note: This post was originally posted on September 6th, 2014 and has been revamped and updated for 2018! In addition to being editor of The Expat Lounge, Anthony is the Senior Transition Expert at The Arrival Store, in which role he's fortunate [...]
Business Travel in Seoul
Whatever the reason, getting to travel with most expenses paid is a luxury. But business travel can be a grind. You find yourself moving from meeting to meeting and working in between. But finding a few gaps in your busy schedule to experience the city you're visiting can be well worth it--especially when that city [...]
Public Transportation in Seoul
One of the hardest aspects of moving to a different country is learning how to maneuver public transportation. But it doesn't take long to figure out why Korea is known for having some of the best transportation in the world. From the intricate subway layout, to hailing a taxi, there are more than enough ways [...]
3 Ways Moving to South Korea Will Turn You into a Badass

Hey, You: Are you considering taking the leap and moving to South Korea? Have you heard your friends talk about their experiences living and travelling abroad and maybe you feel hopping the pond to Korea might be for you? Well, I can assure you, this 13-25 hour flight is not for everyone. Living in another […]

The cell phone landscape is constantly changing in Korea. Prices, offerings, and availability are all very dynamic.Breaking down the cost of cell phones in Korea is a difficult task, so we got The Arrival Store's Nate Finch to give you all the details and compare The Arrival Store's offerings with typical prices on the street. Whatever [...]
We're always trying our best to find the most up-to-date information on cell phones, plans and providers in South Korea. Use this guide as a start to understand how cell phone services and plans work in South Korea. For Korea's simplest short-term rental phones and SIMs, long-term phone lease, and medium-term SIM plans (1-24 months) [...]
Little has been written about coping with culture shock and the expat lifestyle, so we asked therapist Jennifer Valentine to share some strategies for maintaining a healthy mindset and positive attitude while in Korea. Originally from the US, Jennifer has made "homes" in Korea, Singapore, and the UK, and is currently VP at Adaptable Human Solutions [...]
Moving to Korea with a family can seem a Herculean effort, yet the opportunities to learn, travel, and grow closer as a family draw scores of families overseas every year. Here, Brian Beatty gives us the benefit of his experience moving his family out to Korea. Brian never knew that a chance meeting with Bernadette [...]
You’re counting down the days until your flight to Korea—and a new life abroad—but you aren’t sure you’ve done all you should have. Check this list to make sure you’re prepared! Sarah is a Portland, Oregon native who crossed the Pacific for the opportunity to live and work in Seoul, South Korea. Through trial-and-error she [...]
Getting your E2 visa is the final step in preparing to depart for Korea, but it can take months to gather all the necessary paperwork. Make sure to start the process early, and read this guide to understand every step. Originally from Wisconsin, Lauren now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She finished her time in [...]