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.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Seoul expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Seoul expat forums.
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 420 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.
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.