Unique Experiences in Seoul That RTT Teachers Recommend

Unique Experiences in Seoul That RTT Teachers Recommend

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Unique experiences in Seoul are part of the package when you teach in South Korea for a year. These experiences are recommended by Reach To Teach teachers. Reach To Teach has been helping teachers move to Seoul for more than 15 years. Our Teach English in Korea program is highly recommended and we are always thrilled to hear from our teachers who seem to love life in Seoul!

As summer hiring season approaches in 2024, we’re taking this opportunity to highlight this vibrant and dynamic city that offers a wide range of fun and cool experiences to try.

Teaching in Seoul, South Korea, can be a rewarding and enriching experience for several reasons. First, Seoul offers a rich cultural experience. You to immerse yourself in Korean traditions, language, and way of life. Learn about Korean history, art, cuisine, and customs firsthand. Teaching in Seoul also provides valuable professional development opportunities. You can gain experience in an international setting, develop cross-cultural communication skills, and learn innovative teaching methods. There is also a high demand for English teachers in Seoul. Reach To Teach has numerous job opportunities available, providing stability and security for teachers.

Finally, our teaching positions in Seoul offer competitive salaries and benefits such as housing allowances, airfare reimbursement, health insurance, and paid vacation time. This can make teaching in Seoul financially rewarding.

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Let’s move on to those unique experiences in Seoul that we promised you:

Seoul offers a plethora of unique experiences that you won’t find elsewhere. Here are some unique experiences to consider when visiting Seoul:

Hanbok Experience

Rent a traditional Korean hanbok (traditional clothing) and take a stroll around historic sites like Gyeongbokgung Palace or Bukchon Hanok Village. Many rental shops offer photo services to capture this memorable experience.

Temple Stay

Participate in a temple stay program at one of Seoul’s Buddhist temples, such as Jogyesa Temple. Experience temple life, meditation sessions, tea ceremonies, and learn about Buddhist culture and practices.

Korean Spa (Jimjilbang)

Relax and rejuvenate at a traditional Korean spa, known as a jimjilbang. Enjoy various sauna rooms, hot baths, scrubbing treatments, and communal relaxation areas for a unique wellness experience.

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K-Pop Culture

Immerse yourself in the world of K-Pop by visiting entertainment districts like Gangnam, exploring K-Star Road in Apgujeong, or attending a live K-Pop concert or fan meeting to see your favorite idols up close.

Makgeolli Tasting

Discover Korea’s traditional rice wine, makgeolli, by participating in a makgeolli tasting session. Many establishments offer tasting sets with different flavors and pairings, providing insights into Korean alcohol culture.

Cooking Classes

Take a Korean cooking class to learn how to make iconic dishes like kimchi, bibimbap, bulgogi, or Korean pancakes (jeon). Moreover, classes often include visits to local markets to purchase fresh ingredients.

VR Theme Parks

Experience cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) entertainment at VR theme parks like VR Plus in Hongdae or VRIGHT in Gangnam. Further, you can enjoy immersive VR games, simulations, and experiences for a futuristic adventure!

Han River Activities

Explore the Han River by renting a bike, taking a leisurely cruise, or enjoying water sports like kayaking or stand-up paddle-boarding. The river offers a scenic backdrop of Seoul’s skyline and parks.

Street Art and Murals

Discover Seoul’s vibrant street art scene by exploring neighborhoods like Hongdae, Mullae-dong Art Village, and Ihwa Mural Village. Admire colorful murals, graffiti art, and outdoor installations showcasing local and international artists’ creativity.

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Night Market Adventures offer many unique experiences in Seoul

Experience the excitement of Seoul’s night markets such as Gwangjang Market or Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market. Sample a variety of street foods, shop for unique goods, enjoy live performances, and soak up the lively atmosphere after dark.

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Enjoy Korean Cuisine

Indulge in authentic Korean dishes such as bibimbap, bulgogi, kimchi, and Korean BBQ. Explore local restaurants, street food vendors, and themed cafes offering unique culinary experiences.

Hike Bukhansan National Park

Escape the city buzz and hike Bukhansan National Park, a beautiful natural oasis within Seoul’s boundaries. Enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline and nature trails.

Experience Korean Traditional Performances

Attend performances like Nanta (a non-verbal comedy show), traditional Korean music concerts, or watch a mesmerizing Taekwondo demonstration to appreciate Korea’s cultural heritage.

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Attend Festivals

Experience Seoul’s lively festival scene with events like the Seoul Lantern Festival, Seoul Kimchi Making & Sharing Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, and Seoul International Fireworks Festival, offering cultural insights and fun activities.

These unique experiences in Seoul reflect Seoul’s diverse cultural offerings, blending tradition with modernity and providing visitors with memorable and authentic insights into Korean life and entertainment. These are just a few examples of the many exciting things to experience in Seoul. The city’s blend of modernity and tradition offers something for everyone, whether you’re interested in history, culture, cuisine, nature, or nightlife.

Don’t forget to apply to teach in Seoul, South Korea with Reach To Teach. We can’t wait to help you on your year abroad!


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