Korea is an exciting, beautiful and historic country and is one of Asia's best kept secrets. As Korea is not normally a traveler's choice, its culture and people are virtually unknown to most. This is a unique opportunity to experience something completely different - a culture whose subtleties and nuances leave you wanting to come back again and again.
Koreans are some of the friendliest and most helpful people you will ever meet. You will find that strangers will even go out of their way to be helpful toward you. Teachers are held in very high regard due to the fact that education is the number one priority in South Korea. Not only will you get a lot of respect from your students, but also from the parents, Korean faculty and virtually everyone you meet; it is because of this that it is important to show respect and maintain a pleasant appearance and personality.
Korea is probably the biggest success story to come out of the twentieth century. Some thirty years ago, Korea was still considered a Third World country. Now it is a world leader in Internet technology, electronics, automotives and textiles. You will find a lot of pride in the Korean people, and although they are embracing Western pop culture and wealth, they are still deeply rooted in their fundamental beliefs and traditions.
There is so much to see and experience in Korea. If you spend too much time in the cities, you start to forget how much history and culture there is only a bus ride away. The railways, buses and airplanes make traveling easy as well as affordable. Don't leave Korea until you've visited some of our suggested must see sights and cities.