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Key Expatriate Websites and Resources

Articles on South Korea
Business and Economy in South Korea
Embassies and Consulates
Expatriate Websites and Resources
Housing and Real Estate in South Korea
News and Media in South Korea
Recommended Reading on South Korea
Travel Information for South Korea

Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in South Korea
Review of Living Abroad in South Korea by Jonathan Hopfner by Volker Poelzl
A Different Pace of Life: Living, Learning, and Teaching in Korea by Lindsay Nash
Living in Korea: Hollywood and Xenophobia by Lindsay Nash
Living in Korea: A Farewell Party, Korean Style by Sonya Natalia Heaney
How to Survive and Thrive Living in Korea as an EFL Couple by Jonathon Engels
Living and Teaching in Pusan, Korea by Ian Moore
To Live and Teach in South Korea by Jalel Marti Sager
Teaching English and Living in Korea by Lindy Sinka 
Teaching English in South Korea: Why All the Excitement? by Aubrey Jangraw
English Teaching Contacts in Korea: What to Ask For and What Not to Stress Over by Lindsay Nash
Teaching College Prep in South Korea: A Higher Paid, Shorter Term Alternative to ESL by Alexis Sathre Wolff
On Being an EPIK Ex-pat: Teaching English in South Korea by Eileen Han
Living and Teaching in South Korea by Molly Kennedy
The New South Korea: Securing a Good Job Teaching English Is a Snap by Lavinia Spalding
Teaching English in Korea with ELS: Bring an Open Mind and Be Prepared for Surprises by David Cox
Teaching English in Korea: Public Schools are a Great Option by Wayne Johnson
Teaching English in Korea: Demand for Teachers is High, Rewards Generous by Jonathan Adams
Learn Korean in Seoul, South Korea by Sheila D'Souza
Slow Food in Korea: An Introduction to Korean Cuisine - From Kimchi to Bibimbap by Anna Maria Espsäter
Horror in the Bathhouse by Marzena Adriana Czarnecka
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: How to Avoid a Terrible Work Situation as an English Teacher Abroad by AJ Hoge
Travel Tips in Korea: The Land of Morning Calm by Wade L. Eakle
Stay at a South Korean Temple: Program Offers Glimpse into Soul of the Country by Barbara Bunce Desmeules
Hiking in Korea by Julie Nariman

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 Business and Economy in South Korea

World Trade Organization egulates trade rules between its member countries, and provides information on economic data, trade regulations,disputes and agreements about its members, including South Korea.

International Monetary Fund promoted financial stability, international trade and economic growth among its 188 member countries. The website provides country information (with a section on South Korea) and a number of publications, including the World Economic Outlook.

American Chamber of Commerce in Korea, www.amchamkorea.org; #4501, Trade Tower 159-1, Samsung-dong, Kangnam-gu, Seoul 135-729, Korea; Tel: (82-2) 564-2040; Fax: (82-2) 564-2050; info@amchamkorea.org

U.S. Government Export Portal publishes Country & Industry Market Reports, Commercial guides, and other essential information for doing business abroad, including a section on South Korea.

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 Expatriate Websites and Resources for South Korea

AsiaXPAT provides extensive expatriate resources for those moving to one of 13 East Asian cities, including Seoul.

Asia Expats Forum is a community forum for expatriates living in Asia, with country-specific discussion groups including a Korea Expat Forum.

BritishExpats.com is a website dedicated to British expats around the world, including a general forum on the Far East, including postings from South Korea.

Expat Web Directory provides listings of expatriate discussion groups and forums for most countries, including South Korea.

Expat Blog is a worldwide directory of blogs related to expatriate life, with listings for South Korea.

Expatriates.com is an online community for expatriates, has a section on South Korea, with classified ads, links, and a bulletin board.

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 News and Media in South Korea

The Joon Ang Daily is published in association with the International Herald Tribune, and offers a perspective on the national events and trends.

PusanWeb.com, www.pusanweb.com, offers information including blogs, job classifieds, forums and baseball schedules.

Kidon Media Link is an online directory of world newspapers and news media, has an extensive listing of news media in South Korea.

Online Newspapers lists over 1000 links to online newspapers worldwide, including South Korea.

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 Recommended Reading on South Korea
Culture Shock! Korea
Moon Handbooks South Korea
Living in South Korea
Lonely Planet Korea
Lonely Planet Korean Phrase book
Insight Guide Korea

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 Travel Information on South Korea

Tour2Korea is the official site of the Korea Tourism Organization.

Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information, with a section on Asia, including South Korea.

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