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How To: Make Friends in Korea

Have you seen my last article? You can check it out here. As always, a large portion of your questions can be answered by going to my list of resources page here, or the contact page here. There are article-specific resources at the bottom of the page.

I love and advocate for solo travel, especially by millennials when at all possible, though one does have to recognize the unique barriers to entry that millennials, however, the hardest part of traveling alone is building a support system and a life that has meaningful relationships in it. Once the excitement wears off, being in Korea can be really tough if you don't make friends. Luckily for you, through trial error, I've learned some (almost) foolproof ways to make new friends while you are in Korea. While a few of these tips are generalizable, some of them are Korea-specific. Just remember if you're feeling really lonely, reach out to someone! You'll be surprised how compassionate people are, especially in your time …

The Ultimate List Of Resources

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*Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned in the article unless explicitly stated. All of the opinions stated here are my own.

Money

From The Site

How to Pay For it All Part 1 & Part 2

Scholarships 

How Financial Aid Pays for Study Abroad (From the Federal Gov't)

Budgeting Tools

Mint App (iPhone/Android) and Website
Excel Budgeting (Video)

Accommodations

From The Site

Flights

Student Universe (student discounts on insurance)

Mental Health Resources 

From The Site

Tools For Therapy

Online Therapists here, here and here
This one has English and Korean-Speaking Therapists in Seoul

Medication

Logistics

Safety

Register Your Trip With Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (S.T.E.P.)

Technology

Language


South Korea Specific

From The Site

Transit

Attractions




Scenic Walking
Korean 101 Class (Website)
Korean 101 Class (YouTube)

Logistics

Other Sites



Happy Planning
Myaia
*Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned in the article unless explicitly stated. All of the opinions stated here are my own. Just wanna help you out.


Last Updated: May 9th, 2019



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