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South Korea

  • Man with a woven reed hat on
    Write this Down

    The Korean writing system and alphabet (Hangul) was created from scratch in 1443 during the Joseon Dynasty.

  • Korea from above
    Fast Food

    Almost all restaurants, including large franchises such as McDonalds, deliver food directly to customers - many 24 hours a day.

  • Man with seagulls at a beach
    Drublic Pinking

    Unlike many countries, consumption of alcohol in public is legal in South Korea.

  • food

    Spam and sweet potato are extremely popular in South Korea, with variations of both being found in many different types of products and meals.

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    The Future is Now

    As soon as a child is born they are considered as being 1 year old (because they are in their first year). Get ready to a be a year older when you get off the plane!

Fast Facts

  • Official Name: Republic of Korea
  • Capital: Seoul
  • Population: 49 million
  • Official Language: Korean
  • Currency: Won 
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Academic Year
    Semester 1: late August to December
    Semester 2: late February to June

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