Work and travel in South Korea: International Experience Canada

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What South Korea offers

South Korea is situated on a peninsula surrounded by seas on three sides with almost 70% of its land covered by rugged mountains. Enjoy South Korea’s natural attractions by hiking the landscape, one of the favourite activities among locals and visitors alike, or visit the country’s vast and beautiful coastlines or islands.

Familiarize yourself with history and tradition throughout the cities of South Korea where you’ll find sites that preserve almost 5000 years of history including 44 heritage items that are recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Visit and admire the traditional architecture of the past and learn about the philosophy of ancient Koreans.

Become lost in South Korea’s city life in Seoul and other major cities which boast lively, exciting urban scenery surrounded by skyscrapers and busy streets that are filled with opportunities for shopping, night life and other cultural attractions.

If you haven’t already tried Korean food, prepare yourself for an amazing experience as Korean cuisine is heavily influenced by its geography with many regional varieties and recipes.

South Korea has the 11th largest economy in the world with world-leading major industries in automobile manufacturing, information technologies, petro-chemicals, steel production and shipbuilding. In recent years, South Korea has seen a dramatic rise in global popularity in terms pop culture and digital and creative industries.

Plan your trip

The best way to make sure your trip is the experience of a lifetime is to plan. Review our travel checklist to find out what you should know or do before travelling to and working in a foreign country.

Need help planning? One of IEC’s recognized organizations (ROs) might be able to help you find a job, transportation, and provide travel advice.

Most ROs charge a fee for their services.

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