South Korea

Living and
Working in South Korea

Connect with fellow expats in South Korea
Join exciting events and groups
Get information in our South Korea guides
Exchange tips about expat life in South Korea

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 Expat Guide for working and living in South Korea

Are you an expat working and living in South Korea? Or are you preparing to move soon to Seoul, Incheon or any other of the South Korean international hotspots?

Expat life in South Korea has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the urban sprawl of Gyeonggi, learning how South Korean people celebrate Gujeong, the first Day of the Lunar New Year, up to tasting South Korea’s favorite dishes such as kimchi.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in South Korea. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Norway to living in UK.

Top Articles in the South Korea Expat Guide

Working and living in South Korea – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in South Korea requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of South Korean expat life. Living abroad in South Korea raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to South Korea?ʺ, ʺIs there a help centre for expats and foreigners in the capital?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Seoul should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the South Korean municipality in Busan?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in South Korea is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for South Korea aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in South Korea. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from housing and household, to administration & finance or education and children, up to local organisations & companies. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺIs it difficult for a trailing spouse to be hired by a Korean company?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside South Korea? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Brazil or living in USA!

Tips on living and working in South Korea – From social clubs for expats to international attorneys

Moreover, our expat directory for South Korea includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. social clubs for expats or international attorneys. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in South Korea with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt Hwangyong-hamnida from our expats living and working in South Korea.

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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