Surviving Korean Drinking Culture
Ever heard about the legendary drinking culture in South Korea? Here's one girl's guide to making the most out of Korea's favorite past time. I spent two wonderful years living and working abroad in Seoul, South Korea. When I arrived, I was surprised to learn how influential the drinking culture was. It was then I [...]
Teaching English in Korea is often seen as an easy job, but in recent years the industry has become more professional and employers more demanding; read on to learn about the culture of English education in Korea, and how it will affect you. Sarah is a Portland, Oregon native who crossed the Pacific for the [...]
Are you looking for a university job in Korea? Josh Sokolow gets the how-to from Profs Abroad founder Peter DeMarco. An avid traveler and ex-English teacher in South Korea, Josh was thrilled to get to sit down with founder Peter DeMarco to talk about the ins and outs of the university teaching industry in [...]
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 [...]
Homesickness: Conventional wisdom is that it strikes expats in Korea around the three-month mark, but for some it can come on far more quickly. For those sorely afflicted, follow Lauren Zink's recipe for loving your life abroad. Originally from Wisconsin, Lauren now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She finished her time in Korea, and is [...]
We're very excited that we got to be a part of Expats Helping Expats' first webinar! What's Expat's Helping Expats? It was started by a passionate group of expats who want to share first hand info and help foster a positive and generous environment among expats in Korea. The Arrival Store's Founder, Scot Sustad, was one [...]
Heard of The Arrival Store? Here's what people are saying about us in reviews online - the good, the bad, and the just plain weird. We want you to see the whole picture! Here at The Arrival Store, we like to think that we're very open about everything we do, whether that be our pricing [...]
In part two of her paean to "rural" Korean living, Amanda shares with us her top 8 reasons to live outside of the major hubs of Seoul, Busan, and Daegu. Amanda is a self-proclaimed city girl, born and raised in the densely populated suburbs of New Jersey, only a hop, skip, and a jump from [...]
If you're looking for ESL lesson plans, materials, and time killers for your next class or camp, we've compiled a list of all the best places to get what you need. For the last year and a half, Amanda has been teaching and entertaining students at a public high school in Gyeonggi-do. In her short [...]

Groove Korea Magazine’s readers reviewed and voted The Arrival Store as one of the “7 Great Businesses Started by Expats in Korea!” For those not in the know, Groove magazine is arguably Korea’s best publication for foreigners. It is published monthly, and provides articles on travel, food and drink, arts and culture, as well as […]