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Overall attractiveness of Seoul
56 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Seoul
Nightlife

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Public transport

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9
Climate

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Cleanliness

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Affordability

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Shopping

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Safety

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0

What our students said about Seoul

Rating: 4/5

4.0

The people are mostly friendly and helpful, but as a foreigner you are sometimes looked at or ignored. Many people here speak little English, so it is helpful to know a little Korean. The public transport is great. The city is really huge and there are unfortunately few green spaces or larger parks. Shopping is very expensive compared to eating out. There are lots of nice cafés.

Nicole Maria
Germany

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Seoul is a must-see and very interesting city. At the moment, however, a lot has been shut down due to Corona. You can therefore only visit museums and sights to a very limited extent. For this reason, I can't say much about the nightlife.

Sabine
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Seoul is an amazing city, I can't wait to come back! The people are nice, there are a lot of activities whether cultural, shopping or just for fun. And the most important thing: we are safe there!

Annissa
France

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Seoul is a very busy city but you manage to get into the right pace and thanks to the culture and the locals you then feel at home

Caterina
Italy

Rating: 4/5

4.0

I have always loved this country, I hope I can return there soon and in the same school

Michele
Switzerland

Rating: 5/5

5.0

As a man, you have to take clothes with you. As a woman, a clothing paradise.

Roland
Switzerland

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Love it! Would always recommend the school and I can't wait to return!

Nicole
Germany

Rating: 4/5

4.0

It's good for people who like crowds. For the others it's oppressive.

Soufiane
France

Rating: 4/5

4.0

An incredible city with lots of activities and easy transport

Rosanne
Italy

Rating: 2/5

2.0

I know Seoul well and it's a fantastic city.

Paola Anna Rita
Italy

What school directors said about Seoul

JeeHo Kim

Seoul, being the capital of South Korea, is a vibrant and energetic city that’s so full of life, offering endless opportunities for discovery and fun.

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Seoul

Green Korean Language School

The location is good as well as the environment, the personnel is friendly, the cafeteria on 6th floor is convenient to study and have a lunch.

29 November 2022
Course: Regular Class - 8 weeks
Student age: 34 years

Rating: 4.8

4.8 | 12 reviews
Easy Korean Academy

In my short time there I feel like I learned so much. My teacher was lovely and understanding if we didn't understand things at first, and tried to explain it in another way. I highly recommend easy korean.

25 November 2022
Course: Regular Korean Language Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 7 reviews
Lexis Korea

Having very qualified teachers and being able to make friends with the various students

30 August 2022
Course: Intensive Korean (Part Time) - 10 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 35 reviews
CaterinaLexis Korea
Easy Korean Academy

I sincerely loved this school, the teachers and all the administrative staff are very friendly and always ready to help you. I spent 4 months in this school and the progress I made is incredible, I didn't know anything about Korean except Hangeul but today I manage to discuss simple things with people and it's really very pleasant! In short, if you want to progress quickly while enjoying your life in South Korea, you have found the right address!

28 August 2022
Course: Regular Korean Language Course - 14 weeks
Student age: 25 years

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 7 reviews
Lexis Korea

The rooms in the residence are a bit run down, although newer units have been added but I didn't visit them.

15 August 2022
Course: Intensive Korean (Full-Time) - 4 weeks
Student age: 43 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 35 reviews
Lexis Korea

The people are very helpful. The teachers always ask if it is all clear before moving on with the content of the course.

9 August 2022
Course: Intensive Korean (Full-Time) - 1 week
Student age: 55 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 35 reviews
Lexis Korea

The teachers and staff have been friendly and helpful. The location of the school right next to Gangnam Station is good. The lessons are quite demanding and intensive. I really liked that the lessons were varied. Besides vocabulary and grammar, there were also opportunities to practise conversation. I found it neither good nor bad that there were a lot of German-speaking students there (at least when I was there).

16 May 2022
Course: Intensive Korean (Full-Time) - 2 weeks
Student age: 29 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 35 reviews
Nicole MariaLexis Korea
Easy Korean Academy

I liked everything, the welcoming, the teachers, the teaching, the location, the meetings, really everything. The teachers will always be there to help you if you encounter any difficulties, you see your level evolving from day to day, it is very pleasant. The location is superb in the upscale district of Seoul, easy to find.

30 November 2021
Course: Regular Korean Language Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 22 years

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 7 reviews
Green Korean Language School

The lessons are well structured, sometimes a little too fast. The teachers were very nice, could explain well and were mostly open to cultural questions. The school has a good canteen and cafeteria.

30 November 2020
Course: Regular Class - 11 weeks
Student age: 49 years

Rating: 4.8

4.8 | 12 reviews
Easy Korean Academy

The school-related people were very kind and very comfortable! !! !!
it's the best! !! I will definitely go again! !! !! I'm really thankful to you! !! !!

15 January 2020
Course: Regular Korean Language Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 16 years

Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 7 reviews
Lexis Korea

Various levels and flexible duration of courses.
Excellent support, fully satisfied with their service!

16 April 2019
Course: Intensive Korean (Full-Time) - 3 weeks
Student age: 33 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 35 reviews
Green Korean Language School

small groups, school was in the same building as the hostel (Hostel Haru)

14 December 2018
Course: Regular Class - 5 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Rating: 4.8

4.8 | 12 reviews
Lexis Korea

Even though I felt like the lessons progressed slowly (only one grammar point per 3-hour class), going every day really helped my Korean listening, and I started picking up words and phrases outside of class.
The course was called “intensive” and while the classroom hours were long, I felt that the lessons progressed quite slowly and that the teachers were often talking/showing us YouTube videos just to kill time. But the quality of the teachers were great, and they explained everything very thoroughly.

7 September 2018
Course: Intensive Korean (Full-Time) - 1 week
Student age: 33 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 35 reviews
Elsa LynnLexis Korea
Lexis Korea

The location is very convenient (very central in Gangnam and very close to metro and bus) and I liked the teacher I had (she knew a lot, had good teaching skills, was patient and made me feel comfortable, she encouraged me to speak. ..)
In general, everything was correct and as expected, although my first day was quite chaotic at first. I want to think that it was because sudden heavy rains on the way to school caused many new students to arrive together and with less anticipation than expected as transport was affected due to the rain. So it was all a bit confusing and chaotic at reception but it was solved in a few minutes.

6 September 2018
Course: Intensive Korean (Part Time) - 3 weeks
Student age: 47 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 35 reviews
VirginiaLexis Korea
Lexis Korea

Good central location.
Tuition is only in Korean. It is hard to recognize the meaning of a word when no basic knowledge is available. It should be placed more emphasis on the explanation in a common language especially in the first classes.

27 March 2017
Course: Intensive Korean (Full-Time) - 2 weeks
Student age: 45 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 35 reviews
Lexis Korea

The school is located near the Gangnam subway station in a neighbourhood with lots of restaurants, cafés ... So very well. The teachers are really nice and we learn Korean but also talk about their country, society ... we can discuss everything. We all shared our experiences and it was great. The courses are very intensive. The first level lasts for a week with a test to reach the next level which ends after 4 weeks. So be careful about the time spent at school and the targeted level.
No complaints. The service and monitoring was fine.

17 December 2016
Course: Intensive Korean (Part Time) - 2 weeks
Student age: 32 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 35 reviews
AurélieLexis Korea
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Interesting information about Seoul

Why Seoul? Seoul's many attractions and excellent transport links make it the Republic ...
of Korea's number one destination for foreign visitors. The greatest attractions are the royal residences, like the Changdokkung or the Kyongbokkung Palace, which are UNESCO-listed. You can also find a lot of interesting museums (National Folk Museum), parks (Pagoda Park), marktets and shopping areas in this unique city.
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Key Facts about Seoul

Population:   10,350,000
Time zone: +19h. (GMT +9)
Region: Seoul,
Currency: KRW (1 KRW = 0.0008 USD)
Name of city in Korean: 서울
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01-12-2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of South Korea in your country. List of embassies and consulates of South Korea on the official website - .
High season: July
Low season: May
Average course price per week (High season): 238,075 KRW
Average course price per week (Low season): 177,346 KRW
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:79* (21% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:64* (36% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:109* (9% more expensive than New York)
  • Big Mac price (South Korea average): 4,302.16 KRW
    (32% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 220 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Weather in Seoul

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Water Temperature
41 °F39.2 °F39.2 °F46.4 °F50 °F64.4 °F69.8 °F75.2 °F69.8 °F64.4 °F55.4 °F44.6 °F

What to do in Seoul

Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Olympic Park
Olympic Park
Jogye-sa
Jogye-sa
National Folk Museum of Korea
National Folk Museum of Korea
Seoul Tower
Seoul Tower
Hangang River Ferry Cruise
Hangang River Ferry Cruise
Namsan Park
Namsan Park
Seoul
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Arrival airport

Incheon International (ICN) - 48 km. from Seoul city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 60 minutes.

Main stops: Incheon Airport, Hamilton Hotel

Every 15 minutes, 70 minutes.

Main stops: Incheon Airport T1, Gongdeok + Gongdeok Station, Itaewon Station

Taxi: 50 minutes drive to city center of Seoul

Public transportation in Seoul

Other destinations that were popular to combine with courses in Seoul

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Questions and answers about Seoul

  • Your questions should be directed towards your embassy or consulate closest to South Korea, or the South Korean embassy, as each person and nationality may have different conditions for their stay in South Korea.
    Fraser Provan , Area Manager English from LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 25, 2022
  • Lexis Korea in Seoul organizes courses for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17. No knowledge of Korean or English is required to participate in the course. Before starting the course you will be asked to complete a level test so that you are placed in the correct group. All the students in your group will be at the same or a similar language level, so you won't be alone!The teachers are very experienced in teaching absolute beginners, you will be in good hands. Of course, I understand that going so far away is stressful, but I'm sure you will meet peers from all over the world, which will motivate you even more to learn the language.
    Gosia, Senior Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 05, 2021

FAQ about schools in Seoul

  • Easy Korean Academy has received the best overall rating in Seoul.
  • Easy Korean Academy, located in JJ Bldg. 3~4F. 58 Apgujeong-ro 2gil, Gangnam-gu, has been voted as the school with the best location in Seoul.
  • Students rated the activity program at Green Korean Language School as the best.
  • Easy Korean Academy was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Guest House K' at Lexis Korea is the best rated accommodation in Seoul.
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