Are you planning to join an exchange student program in Korea? Here’s the ultimate list of essential things exchange students in Korea should prepare before arriving in Korea. Get ready for an enriching semester abroad in Korea next year!


1. SIM Card

The most essential thing you need to prepare before arriving in Korea is to get your SIM card ready. There are three ways to get your SIM card in Korea: have your SIM card delivered to you in advance, pick up your SIM card or WiFi pocket at the airport, or get eSIM, which you just have to download a SIM card to your phone without needing a physical SIM card.

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1) Get your SIM card delivered in advance!

2) Pick up your SIM card upon arrival at the airport!

3) Pick up your WiFi pocket upon arrival at the airport!

4) Get your eSIM without having to visit a pick-up booth or change out your current SIM card!

Check out Trazy blogs to find out more about SIM cards or WiFi rentals!

2. Airport Transfer Service

Booking an airport taxi in advance is highly recommended, especially for those who have many pieces of luggage.

You can book an airport transfer service from Incheon/Gimpo airport to Seoul or the major areas in Gyeonggi-do (Suwon, Pyeongtaek, Bundang, Goyang, Hanam, Hwaseong, Dongtan, Gunsan).

If you are looking for a way to visit cities in Korea outside of the Seoul Metropolitan Area from Incheon Airport, Gimpo Airport, or Seoul, check out this intercity private van transfer service.

Book the private transfer services in advance:

3. Luggage Delivery & Storage Service

Lighten your load with Trazy’s luggage delivery service! You can either deliver your bags to your accommodation in Seoul from Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 & 2 or the other way around. This safe and reliable luggage delivery service will give you peace of mind!

If you need a reliable place to store your luggage in Seoul, simply use this luggage storage service within Hongik Univ. Station, which is connected to the Airport Railroad. The same price is applied throughout the day as long as you claim your bags within office hours. Also, it offers storage options for luggage of various types.

You can also choose to store your luggage at Incheon International Airport, which is available from 4am to 10pm. It keeps your luggage safe at a dedicated space equipped with surveillance cameras.

4. Moving Service

Finding a place to stay during the semester is also very important. Whether you decide to stay in a dormitory or find private accommodation outside of the campus, you might have to use the moving service. With Trazy, you can find a good moving service company at a reasonable price and relocate absolutely stress-free! The movers will carefully load, move, and unload all of your belongings.

5. Learn Basic Korean Language

It’s always better to learn some of the language basics when living in a foreign country. If you want to learn the basic Korean language before departing to Korea, join this online class! In this 50-minute online class, a professional Korean instructor will teach you the basics of the Korean language as well as essential phrases and expressions. Perfect for beginners with little to no knowledge of Korean!

If you want to take intensive Korean language courses and experience Korean culture, check out these summer camps!

At the Korean Language Summer Camp, you’ll join a 3-week intensive Korean language camp and learn Korean during your summer vacation. This program features a professionally crafted curriculum delivered by native foreigners and includes various cultural activities. The application deadline is until May 1st, 2024 (KST).

At the K-pop Summer Camp, you’ll take a 3-week summer camp in Seoul, including all class fees and accommodation. You’ll take K-pop dance classes and a Korean language course offered by a reputable institute. You can apply for this summer camp in Seoul until May 1st, 2024 (KST).

6. Household Supplies & Small Appliances Delivery Service

When moving into a new place, you will need a variety of basic household supplies and small appliances, such as detergents, tissue, a toaster, a rice cooker, and many more. Simply order the ones you need via Trazy and the crew will deliver them to your doorstep.



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For those who are planning to join an exchange student program in Korea next year, check out the essential info & tips for international & exchange students in Korea! Also, don’t forget to take advantage of our exclusive Welcome Discounts for the 2024 Spring Semester in Korea!

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