Study Abroad in Seoul

What to Expect in Seoul

Seoul is a dynamic metropolis where ancient history and modern life converge. And you might have heard that Seoul was ranked third “best student city” according to the QS World University Rankings® 2022! Winning factors include a “24/7” culture thanks to night markets, late-night tea houses, and 115 museums; nine major subway (plus bus) lines so everything feels convenient; and a population of nearly 10 million people to enjoy all that it has to offer. 

 See our favorite sights at N Seoul Tower, Bukhansan National Park, Noryangjin Fish Market, Lotte World (the world's biggest theme park!), Bukchon Hanok Village, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and lots more. Aside from being a great place to visit, Seoul is also a wonderful place to study. Are you ready to do some Seoul-searching? 

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Top 5 Things to Do in Seoul

Take in a View of the Cityscape at the N Seoul Tower
This communication and observation tower broadcasts signals for many media outlets in Korea.
Walk Around the Aldeia Hanok de Bukchon
With their tiled roofs and ornate architectural designs, these historically-preserved residential homes take you back 600 years ago.
Admire the Gyeongbokgung Palace
Live like a king for a day as you roam the grounds of the largest palace originally built by the Joseon dynasty in 1395, and restored in the 1800s.
Taste Korean Street Food at Gwangjang Market
With 100s of stalls to choose from, immerse yourself in flavors from the likes of tteokbokki, deep-fried rice rolls, dakgangjeong, and more.
Gaze at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Walk through the Plaza's curvy hallways and surrounding parks to navigate this nearly one million square-foot structure.

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