Living in South Korea
The latest volume in the "Living In" series for travelers
and would-be foreign residents, Living in South Korea: How to Feel at
Home, Make Friends and Enjoy Everyday Life is a basic primer for business
and pleasure travelers as well as prospective residents of South Korea.
Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, Living in South Korea
does not offer maps or information about tourist attractions, hotels,
restaurants, and the like; instead, the focus is upon delivering a solid
primer of Korean culture and manners. From how and when to bow, to rules
of etiquette concerning gift giving and who pays when going out, to
warnings of what to expect when searching for a job teaching English
(such as the importance of bringing an original university diploma,
at least two letters of recommendation, and several original copies
of a police check from one's local police department indicating no criminal
record), to types of employment opportunities available, and much more.
There is a brief summary of the Korean language and a pronunciation
guide, but no phrasebook - Living in South Korea is not intended as
a substitute for Korean language reference or study materials. An absolute
"must-have" for anyone considering a visit to South Korea.
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