By Sithikorn (Win) Kittivatcharapong on Jan 22, 2020
One of Asia’s most iconic and prominent countries, South Korea is full of astonishing and wondrous technological advancements, yet, the country is deeply rooted in its culture and originality.
“The Land of the Morning Calm” is a country that holds and respects tradition above anything else and the people of South Korea take pride in this.
Some of the accompanying features that come with internships in South Korea are; the breathtaking wondrous sceneries, exquisite and extremely delicious traditional Korean cuisine, and the first class mannerisms of the locals.
How Interns in South Korea should Take Advantage of Technological Advancements
South Korea has always been one of the pioneering countries that revolutionized the technology industry in Asia. An information technology internship in South Korea would jump start an intern's professional career. Anyhow, during this technological boom, world known companies such as Samsung have emerged to become one of the world’s best and modern technological companies. In today’s world, utilizing clean energy as the driving force for technology is extremely popular and as of last year, South Korea has finalized their energy technology development plan for the next 10 years.
Technology is everywhere in South Korea. With AIP providing internships in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, everyday lives revolve around fast paced and advanced technological devices. Anyone studying in the areas of STEM will surely have the time of their lives. A lot of the companies in Seoul use A.I. hiring bots during job interviews. Here’s how you can beat these bots and land a job in South Korea.
Korean Entertainment At Its Finest
2020 is the start of a new decade and with that, we reflect on what the past decade has given us. In the case of music and entertainment, the past decade saw the rise and rise of East Asian pop culture, which is heavily influenced by Korean pop culture. Interns in South Korea will be in the center of Asian pop culture, what better way to really explore it? Here is Korean entertainment at its finest.
It is not even an understatement to say that Korean pop music is one of the most popular genres in the world right now. In 2012, Gangnam Style by PSY became, not second, but the first Youtube Video to reach one billion views. PSY’s moves in the music video became the most popular dance at the time, it was even crazier than Jeremy Lin’s #linsanity performance for the New York Knicks. PSY even performed on stage at the ball drop in Times Square with, none other than, MC Hammer. We all love a strong independent group of girls banding together and giving the world a song for the ages. What’s even crazier than Black Pink’s success is their boom bang boom electrifying music videos.
A fan of international films? Arguably one of the best films of 2019, Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite is looking to rack up events at this year’s Oscars Awards. Korea’s film industry has been up and coming for a while but as of late, Korea’s entertainment industry has cemented themselves as a very dominant force. Living in South Korea, you’ll get to experience all of this first hand. Intern in South Korea and check out what makes Korean Entertainment and Korean pop culture a world wonder. Explore South Korea and check out what makes Korean entertainment and Korean pop culture such world phenomenons.
Exploring South Korea!
With such rich culture inspired by traditional roots from the past, there are so many things interns will get from their internship in South Korea. Interns in Korea will get to experience what working in South Korea is like while exploring South Korea's culture and what inspires such a unique and distinct country. Shifting gears from all the technology that the country offers, let’s focus on the skyscrapers of Seoul, historical museums, world famous (and extremely delicious) cuisine, and other attraction sites that really bring out the spirit of South Korea.
As vibrant as the exciting and innovative technology that Seoul has to offer are the shopping districts in the city. Full of local markets and grand shopping malls, inters in South Korea will have a blast in Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, and Hongdae. Myeongdong is a classic shopping destination for locals and foreigners. Want to experience a true shopping phenomenon? Check out Lotte Department Store, Seoul’s brightest gem in the shopping industry. Tailored to younger crowds are Dongdaemun and Hongdae. These two districts are popular for their hipster culture and nightlife.
While learning about South Korea’s culture, interns in South Korea will have to visit the extremely serene and peaceful temples that the country has to offer. Many of these temples are centuries old with such amazing and delicate architecture. It really is a privilege to be in the presence of such a peaceful environment. Internships can be stressful and it is healthy for the body to be in an environment that only radiates peace. Here are some of South Korea’s most beautiful temples.
Everyone knows that Korean cuisine is one of the best in the world. An internship in South Korea will guarantee interns the chance to try all the delicious and popular Korean dishes. Extremely basic but always a must try, Korean barbeque is always a good time. Accompanied by a wide selection of appetizers and different sauces, the taste of the pork and meat on the grill can be enjoyed anytime of the day and the thought of it is just mouth watering. Get an internship in South Korea and enjoy more of these delicious dishes!
De-stressing from Work: Places for Interns in to Party in South Korea
Work is important but it can be exhausting. Think about it, you’re sitting in the office for seven hours a day for more than half of a week. Yikes. Everyone needs to de-stress and loosen up. It’s not everyday that you get to live in one of the liveliest cities in the world. So, to all interns that do not want to spend Friday and Saturday nights at home, party lovers, and everyone looking to have a blast, here are some places you should go to, in Seoul, and get your freak on . Koreans know how to party and some of the bars and nightclubs don’t close until the break of dawn. Every country has a signature alcohol and in the case of South Korea, it’s Soju. Sold in bottles that can be found anywhere, Soju goes down extremely easy and comes in a variety of flavors. Want a complete guide to nightlife in Seoul? We’ve got you covered.
Intern in South Korea!
It’s time to visit one of Asia’s most popular countries. An internship in South Korea has so much to offer, whether if it is just work or exploring South Korea's culture. At Asia Internship Program, we value our interns and want them to have the best experience. You could be on your way to Seoul. Click this button and join others in this igniting experience.