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Vladimir Rostev

"InterNations not only helped me finding great business contacts but it moreover helped my family to quickly settle in."

Mia Lindberg

"Getting to know other Scandinavian women was so easy with InterNations. We quickly got connected and became friends."

The InterNations Expatriate Community in Seoul Welcomes You!

Welcome to Seoul, and congratulations on choosing this eclectic city as your new home. As you ease you way into South Korean life, you'll be comforted to know that with InterNations help is never far. Our detailed guides and resources answer questions like "what type of work visa do I need?" and "which district should I live in?", and don't forget our forum, either; a rich resource of experienced expats who have already navigated the transition and are ready to help. You can ask any questions, even the everyday like "where's the best saengchi mandu?" and "what exactly is kimchi?". Relocating abroad is both exciting and daunting, but with InterNations you are not alone; you are part of a community!

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Jeddah or Shanghai.

Join Our Exciting Events in Seoul

Attend our monthly events and activities for Seoul expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Seoul Expat Guides

  • Prepare for Moving Abroad

    Have you decided to haul your family, pets, and personal belongings overseas – at least for the next few years? Congratulations! You have taken the first big step towards moving abroad! InterNations provides you with practical information on preparing for moving abroad, from visa to flight tickets.
  • Living in a Foreign Country: How to Adapt?

    Living in a foreign country is hard enough as it is, with all the administrational issues you have to deal with. But if you don’t want to get stuck in the expat bubble, you'll need to learn to adjust to life in a foreign country. InterNations gives you a few tips on how to succeed at this challenge.
  • How to Find a Job Abroad

    Quite a few self-made expats struggle to find a job abroad. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible though! With a structured, thought-out approach, determination and a dose of creativity, you increase your chances of success during your job search overseas.

Exchange Tips about living in Seoul

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Seoul expat forums.

Making a Life in Seoul

Your new life in Seoul will be a mixture of traditional and cosmopolitan, with a 2,000 year history in the past and multi-national growth in the future. There's no better time to relocate to South Korea's capital; the support center for foreigners has been established and helps to solve common problems, eases transition and offers Korean language classes. Moving forward, Seoul is gaining parks and recreational areas to ensure the city reflects the stunning beauty of the surrounding mountains. If you're planning to work in Seoul, one of the largest economies in Asia, there are a number of opportunities for expatriates as the country aims for greater integration within the global marketplace. The services, manufacturing and electronics industries are major employers, and, as a hotspot with travelers, you may also want to look towards the tourism industry. The food in Seoul reflects its nature as a city of old and new; traditional tastes dominate alongside international cuisine. You'll find Mexican food, American burgers and even Hawaiian food next to traditional tastes such as cooked pig trotters, noodle dishes, seafood and of course, barbecue. As you settle in to your new life you'll soon become accustomed to popular street-food, and know which specialties are served up in which districts.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Abu Dhabi or Singapore, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Connect with Other Expats in Seoul

When you've overcome the initial obstacles of finding your feet in Seoul, make sure you check out our groups and organized get-togethers to find like-minded people from all over the world. InterNations Groups put you in touch with other expats interested in photography, arts and culture, outdoor activities, wine and movie nights, to name just a few. So get connected and meet some of your fellow global minds with InterNations.

Vladimir Rostev

"InterNations not only helped me finding great business contacts but it moreover helped my family to quickly settle in."

Mia Lindberg

"Getting to know other Scandinavian women was so easy with InterNations. We quickly got connected and became friends."

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