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 you students, but also from the parents, Korean faculty and virtually everyone you meet. Because of this it is important to show respect back and maintain a pleasant appearance and personality.
Korea is probably the biggest success story to come out of the twentieth century. 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 Korea people, and although they are embracing Western pop culture and wealth, they are still deeply rooted in their fundamental beliefs and traditions.
There's lots to see and do 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 aero planes make traveling easy as well as affordable. Don't leave Korea until you've visited:
Pusan, Seoul, Kyungju, Gwangju, the many temples...