Nicknamed the "Industrial Powerhouse of South Korea", Ulsan is one of the most important cities in south-east Asia. With a population of over 1.1 million, it is a busy but safe place to live. As its moniker suggests, those living in Ulsan are hard workers, but the city also has a relaxed side and offers a surprising amount of things to see and do. Traditionally, Ulsan was famous as a whaling port, but hunting the mammals has been banned since the mid-1980s. Newly arrived expatriates in Ulsan can find out more about the city's not too distant past for example by paying a visit to The Jangsaengpo Whale Museum. Many whaling artifacts can be found there, but one of the highlights is the dolphinarium, where dolphins wow crowds with an array of acrobatics. Plus, since Ulsan is also located close to the Ganjeolgot Cape, expats living in Ulsan can be the first in South Korea to see the sunrise of the New Year.
Moving to Ulsan is unlikely to be easy. If you don't speak the language, you and your family will probably encounter some communication barriers, but once you've settled in you'll find the people of Ulsan warm and friendly. Sports are popular leisure choices in the city, with the Ulsan Sports Complex offering a football field, basketball court and athletics track. Ulsan Hyundai is one of South Korea's best supported soccer teams and plays its games at the Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium, a venue constructed for the 2002 World Cup. Many people moving to Ulsan choose the Nam-Gu region as their new home since it has recently been renovated and now offers a large number of modern apartment blocks. If you're unsure what life in South Korea is like, you can always join InterNations expat network. Here you will be able to connect directly with fellow internationals and hear about as well as learn from their experiences.
Job opportunities should be readily available to expats hoping to start working in Ulsan’s industrial sector. Ulsan is home to Hyundai and boasts the largest car manufacturing plant in the entire world. Hyundai also operates a huge shipping yard in the city, but heavy industry isn't the only sector that will be of interest to expatriates in Ulsan. Indeed, English speakers are likely to find much demand for their services in language teaching roles. And in order to help you get settled quickly in your new life in Ulsan, InterNations offers not only plenty of networking and socializing opportunities, but also a comprehensive content section providing the reader with lots of valuable information. The InterNations' Expat Magazine, for example, gives details of how to best adapt to living abroad and overcome cultural differences, as well as covering topics such as international finance and insurance.