Unexpected Cultural Surprises in Korea: Interactions on Campus and off Campus

It’s a different country, a different culture, which means different ways to interact with people! The interactions and relationships on the college campus and daily life are different in Korea! Here is a quick rundown of interactions between fellow students, your professors, and others!   Senior/Junior (선배/후배) In Korea, there is a word that is […]

Unexpected Cultural Surprises in Korea: Public Transportation (part 2)

This is the second part to our “Public Transportation Etiquette” article. For the first part, please click here.   Quiet Voices and Music, Please Okay. I admit it. I have a problem with this too sometimes. I love talking to my friends on the subway or bus, joking around or discussing about random topics. However, […]

Unexpected Cultural Surprises in Korea: Public Transportation (part 1)

We have previously discussed transportation methods near Hanyang University (click here for the article), and thus, it feels necessary to discuss the proper etiquette of using public transportation in Korea. Before I start, please be reminded that there is no official set of laws that says that you must follow these rules. Do not worry; […]

Did You Already Know…Culture-Edition

Did you already know that… 1. … the Korean language is spoken by over 78 million people worldwide? 2. … Taekwondo is South Korea’s national sport? Among Korean kids, Taekwondo is as popular as soccer and baseball. 3. … in South Korea, you are considered a year old when you are born (instead of zero […]