Magazine 2017-02-01T16:38:27+00:00
  • What to do for Korean Holidays

    You’ve found out the exact dates of your time off for Chuseok or Seollal and now you need to decide what to do. You could fly somewhere new, explore some part of Korea, enjoy Seoul, or stay home. This all depends on how much you’re [...]

  • Chuseok in Busan: Travel Photos (a.k.a I was let loose in Busan!)

    Follow our contributor, photographer Amy Benham, as she travels around Busan during Chuseok! 1. You must go to Gamcheon Culture Village (감천문화마을)!   2. It looks like a toy village.   3. A colorful start to a Chuseok getaway to Busan.   4. Can I [...]

  • How to get a cell phone plan like the local Koreans

    UPDATED: 11/11/17 Getting a new cell phone in Korea is one of the most stressful parts of settling in South Korea. Especially if you are an expat just arrived at the airport you might take lots of time get a suitable cell phone and [...]

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How to get a cell phone plan like the local Koreans

November 11th, 2017|0 Comments

UPDATED: 11/11/17 Getting a new cell phone in Korea is one of the most stressful parts of settling in South Korea. Especially if you are an expat just arrived at the airport you might [...]

How to Get the apostilled FBI background check in Korea

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

UPDATED: 10/18/17 We could never expect to tell people that it is possible to receive the apostilled FBI background check within 2 weeks while you are still in Korea, back in a month ago. We [...]

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How to Get an FBI Background Check in One Week

May 1st, 2017|100 Comments

UPDATED: 01/05/17 Obtaining an FBI background check is one of the most headache-inducing parts of applying to teach English in Korea. And with the excruciatingly-slow 3-4 month FBI processing time, it’s easy to see why. But [...]

What impacts will I be experiencing in the face of GEPIK integration?

September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Have you heard? EPIK will take more aggressive charge of schools previously under the management of GEPIK.How so? It was only a matter of time [...]

Korvia office will be closed during Chuseok holiday

September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Happy Chuseok everyone! Korvia office will be closed on  Monday, October 2nd to Monday, October 9th in observance of the Chuseok holiday (Korean Thanksgiving). [...]

EPIK Teachers arrival video is here

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

On 17th August 2017, Korvia team was greeting EPIK teachers at the Incheon airport. Over two hundred EPIK teachers arrived at [...]

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Top 3 Korea Travel Groups on Facebook

December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Our contributor, vlogger Tonya Bost, talks about the top Facebook groups for travel within Korea. You’ve just started a new job in South Korea, and lucky you--a holiday is coming up and you are ready [...]

Solo Travel Tips in Korea and Asia

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Our contributor, vlogger Jasmine Turner, has some helpful tips for solo travel around Korea and Asia. Solo traveling seems intimidating at first, but it’s something [...]

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Must Do: Seoul Lantern Festival at Cheonggyecheon

November 20th, 2017|1 Comment

Our contributor, vlogger Arielle Pukanecz, gives you an inside look at the Cheonggyechon Stream in Seoul. Looking for a peaceful, sunrise walk in Seoul? How [...]

Chuseok Travel and the BEST Public Transportation Apps

November 14th, 2017|2 Comments

Angela from the YouTube channel BostLife Chuseok is Korea’s Thanksgiving, occurring in September or October depending on the lunar calendar. This year, Chuseok was during [...]

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Is Chuseok All Fun and Games?

November 30th, 2017|7 Comments

Chuseok (chu-sock) is a special holiday celebrated in South Korea on the 15th day of [...]

Hong Kong – 7 Ways in 7 Days

November 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Day One: Experience the best known attraction Hong Kong has to offer: Victoria Peak. Take [...]

What to do for Korean Holidays

November 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

You’ve found out the exact dates of your time off for Chuseok or Seollal and [...]

Chuseok in Busan: Travel Photos (a.k.a I was let loose in Busan!)

November 16th, 2017|1 Comment

Follow our contributor, photographer Amy Benham, as she travels around Busan during Chuseok! 1. You [...]