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 this fall!

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 gets 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

It is highly recommended to book an airport taxi in advance, especially for those who need to go to the quarantine place. All customers’ touchpoints are frequently cleaned, wearing a facial mask is required at all times, hand sanitizers are available to use anytime, and partitions are set up in van vehicles.

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, located 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 basics of the language 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-min 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!

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 have them delivered to your doorstep.

7. Welcoming Party for Newly Arrived Students

If you are a newly arrived international student in Korea and want to make new friends from different countries, check out this party! It’s one of the most popular parties for international students hosted by VIBE KOREA. It will take place at Mike’s Cabin, the hottest spot in Hongdae, Seoul on September 7th (Thu), and 2 free shots are included.

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