Seoul (pop. 10,442,426) is both the largest city and capital of South Korea. It enjoys a central location within East Asia with China on its west and Japan to its east. South Korea (or the Republic of Korea) is one of the most highly developed and stable democracies in the region. The history of civilization on the Korean peninsula dates back almost 4,000 years, and the country itself has existed since 1948. As one of the safest countries in the world, diversity has greatly expanded in recent years. South Korea not only provides travelers and students all over the world with the ability to learn and improve their Korean language skills, but also has proved to be a vehicle for introducing a great combination of dazzling cosmopolitanism and hidden corners of tradition. With so many English-speaking Koreans, the language barrier is quickly eroding. Getting around South Korea is easy, which is fortunate since there are so many wonderful places to see! There will be limited number of placements, so we recommend applying early.
Why Intern in South Korea?
Seoul is a fast-paced work culture that will provide an intern insight into the complex system of Korean business culture. South Korea’s economic transformation over the past few decades has been termed the “Miracle on the Han River” and remains one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Additionally, Seoul is considered to have the best technological infrastructure in the world with near city-wide wireless internet and DMB (mobile TV technology). Internship placements in Seoul are limited to the following career fields: Arts and Humanities, Business and Marketing, Education (limited), Political Science, Social Work, and Visual Arts.