Study Korean in South Korea, a country where tradition and modernity meet.
South Korea is much more than the pulsating urban metropolis of Seoul. It is a country made up of beautiful landscapes, historical sites and numerous national parks. From high mountain ranges to rolling hills, river basins and coastal plains, South Korea is made up of distinct geographies. The majority of the population live in cities on the west coast and south east of the country. Discover the country’s mysterious temples, glittering city skylines and mesmerizing traditional dances.
Geographically, the country is quite isolated as it only shares one land border, with North Korea, with which it has been in political conflict with for many years. As a result, South Korea’s contemporary existence is almost island like, with the only ways to reach the country being by airplane or boat.
In terms of industry, South Korea is one of the most productive countries in the world. Business and work ethic are strong parts of the culture, and there is much about this that can be learned from the South Koreans! Hallyu (Korean pop culture) is fiercely popular, especially as a large source of youth culture. Seoul itself is an economic powerhouse both in Asia and internationally, as the country of South Korea developed dramatically into a more developed country following the ravages of the 1950s Korean War. The modern aspects of country’s personality blend seamlessly with its more traditional culture, and you will find here that imperial palaces and skyscrapers lie side by side in architectural harmony.