Locations

Capital and largest city - Seoul

Languages - Korean

Climate - The climate of South Korea features either a humid subtropical or a humid continental climate.

Living in Korea - The cost of living for expats in South Korea is generally quite low, but this can vary from city to city. The main areas of expenditure are housing and education, while general transport costs remain low.

Eating Korean food is a lot cheaper than buying Western food, and shopping at markets and smaller shops is more cost effective than shopping in tourist hotspots or at major department stores.

Most expats find South Korea to be a very safe country. The main threats to personal safety that expats will come across are either related to the weather – South Korea experiences typhoons from June to November.

Indian Community - South Korea has been gaining popularity among Indian expatriates. Since the 1970s, many Indians have been coming to the South Korea and now there are about 15000 Indians living and working in the country.

According to officials of the Indian mission in South Korea, thousands of engineers and software professionals have recently come to South Korea, working for large conglomerates which have today become household names back in India. There are also Indian scientists and post-doctoral research scholars working or conducting research at various institutions in the country. Indian companies are also making inroads in South Korea. The agreement between Indian and South Korea on IT will leverage the IT software capabilities of India and IT hardware capabilities of South Korea, resulting in an increased flow of IT professionals between the two countries.

Some of Indian associations in South Korea include "Indians In Korea" (also known as IIK) with more than 3000 members, the "Indian Association of Korea" with mainly professionals as members, and the "Annapurna Indian Women's Association".

Education

Yongsan International School of Seoul www.yisseoul.org

Asia Pacific International School

The Arya Vedic School is a private school in Ngara, a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. It was founded by the Arya Samaj in 1980.

www.apis.seoul.kr

Dwight International School Seoul www.dwight.or.kr

And many other schools like Dulwich College Seoul(DCSL), Chadwick International School, Seoul Foreign British School, Seoul Foreign School, Taejon Christian International School.