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[Vanessa’s Story] How to Spend Free Time in Seoul

Three months are not enough to explore a city as big and vibrant as Seoul and I have only been able to scratch the surface, but here are my favourite spots and things to do in my free time. Café hopping The amount of coffee shops that open (and close) in Seoul is astonishing. There are tons of coffee shops Continue Reading . . .

[Vanessa’s Story] Study Tips

When I first arrived in Seoul, despite having studied Korean for quite some time by myself and with a private teacher, my level was too low and I did not even have the courage to speak out loud. Coming to Korea definitely changed everything and I can now have small conversations with locals and understand what is going on around Continue Reading . . .

[Vanessa’s Story] Choosing the right accommodation in Seoul

Seoul offers many options for accommodation, but which is best? Students often choose between goshitels (one-room accommodation), guesthouses/hostels, or rooms in local families’ houses. Despite being cheaper, I decided to avoid goshitels: rooms are extremely small and you live in a building with many other people who can be very loud. I might try in the future, it is a good Continue Reading . . .

[Vanessa’s Story] Choosing a Korean Language Academy

I must admit, of all tasks I had to complete before coming to Seoul, choosing the right school was the most difficult one. The course offer in Seoul is huge! After careful research and with the help of my Korean friends, I finally opted for a small private school located in Apgujeong. Price, flexibility and the size of the school Continue Reading . . .

[Emma’s Story] Busan Citizen’s Park

This week, my friend and I took advantage of the only nice day and we went to explore Busan Citizen’s Park. The park is one of Busan’s largest public parks with 97 different species of trees and includes 2 streams. The park is located a 5-minute walk from Bujeon Station exit 7. The park itself is actually a lot bigger Continue Reading . . .

[Emma’s story] Cafe Hopping in Busan

Café Hopping in Seomyeon “Café Street” Jeonpo Café Street (or Seomyeon Café Street) is located between Buejeon Station and Seomyeon Station and is by far one of my favourite places to hang out! Technically, “Café Street” is not actually a street, but the name given to the area of Seomyeon that is home to all of the best cafés in Continue Reading . . .

[Emma’s story] Busan Museum

Busan Museum! When visiting different countries one of my favourite things to do is visit local museums and until this week I was unaware that Busan even had its own museum! The museum is located in the Daeyeon area, about 10-minute walk from Daeyeon subway station. The museum building itself is beautiful and is a lot bigger than I had Continue Reading . . .

[Emma’s story] Pet Café in Busan

Since moving to Korea I haven’t had the chance to visit many themed cafes. So I thought that this week, I should take a trip to the area surrounding Kyungsung University and check out the famous dog and raccoon cafes! Our first stop was Deoksune, the dog café. The café is located across the road from Exit 3 of Kyungsung Continue Reading . . .

[Emma’s Story] Uni life in Pusan National University

Pusan National University If you’re looking for a relaxed night, the area near PNU (Pusan National University) is perfect for you! PNU is one of the 10 flagship universities in South Korea and the area surrounding the school is a great place for international and home students to hang out. The streets leading from Pusan National University subway station up Continue Reading . . .