South Korea, an East Asian nation on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, shares one of the world’s most heavily militarized borders with North Korea. It’s equally known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, plus its coastal fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities such as Seoul, the capital.
Why South Korea ?
SOUTH KOREA IS, IN MANY WAYS, SIMILAR TO OTHER DESTINATIONS AROUND ASIA; IT FEATURES ADVANCED, MODERN CITIES AND LARGE POPULATIONS THAT ARE ALWAYS ON THE GO. SINCE 1948, IT HAS DIVERGED CONSIDERABLY FROM ITS NEIGHBOR, NORTH KOREA. SOUGHT KOREA IS AN AMALGAMATION OF THE OLD AND THE NEW, WITH MANY TEMPLES, PALACES, AND UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES ALONGSIDE MODERN BUILDINGS AND DENSELY POPULATED RESIDENTIAL AREAS. IT IS HIGHLY INFLUENCED BY AMERICAN CULTURE, BUT STILL MANAGES TO HOLD ONTO ITS PROUD HISTORY AND CULTURE. SO WHAT DOES THIS COUNTRY HAVE TO OFFER AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT?