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5 Issues to Pack for Examine Overseas in Seoul, South Korea – Drexel Schooling Overseas


Kiki Lin, ’25, is a Pc Science main finding out at Hanyang College this Summer season 2023

After being in Korea for a month now, I’ve realized a factor or two on what are the important issues to carry to South Korea within the Summer season. So listed here are 5 issues I might suggest packing earlier than you come within the Summer season!

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First, let’s begin with the very fundamentals, garments. I like to recommend packing every week’s price of garments. I feel every week’s price is an effective medium between too little and an excessive amount of. It is because it will can help you solely must do laundry roughly as soon as every week. If you’re fortunate, your lodging may also have a dryer so that you can use! I do know many individuals who wanted to air dry their garments and I even have finished that a few occasions. It takes a really very long time since within the Summer season, it’s sizzling and humid. Moreover, it may rain at any second because it’s amidst the monsoon season in July. Subsequently I feel every week’s price of garments is an effective medium for not doing laundry fairly often. Most individuals I knew, purchased a whole lot of garments right here as properly so you may at all times exit buying. Relying on the place you store, the garments listed here are actually inexpensive! I’m speaking as little as $5! If you’re extra plus-sized, it could be a bit of tougher to seek out clothes however there are locations! Sizing tends to run small. It additionally helped for those who introduced fundamentals that you might combine and match items as this reduces the quantity of garments you carry so you could have more room to purchase different issues right here in Korea! Korea will get actually sizzling and humid, so I like to recommend light-weight clothes like linen or unfastened cotton materials.

After heavy rain in Wangsimni

Second, carry slides or Crocs for the downpouring rain within the Summer season. From late June to late July, it’s monsoon season. Throughout this era, Korea experiences heavy rainfall and excessive humidity. Although I feel it was okay this 12 months because it didn’t rain as a lot as I had imagined however it was nonetheless so much. On days when it was raining, I wore Crocs! It’s truly actually widespread for Koreans to put on Crocs as I see it fairly usually. If my ft have been going to get moist anyway from the rain, I would as properly embrace it’s what I assumed. I had Korean pop dance class within the night so I might go residence rapidly and seize my footwear so I can swap into them in school. So, for those who had some occasion that requires you to put on sneakers, I might suggest placing them in a bag and bringing it with you. This additionally retains the socks dry!

On the subject of footwear, the third factor I might suggest you carry is a pair of snug footwear! Seoul could be very walkable and so you’ll most certainly do a whole lot of strolling. Inside a few days of arriving, I developed a blister from all of the strolling. Subsequently, I might suggest snug footwear! I introduced a pair of trainers with cloud-like soles and I wore them majoring of the time. With each footwear and garments, being snug whereas touring is my primary piece of recommendation.

The following factor I might suggest to pack is deodorant. I’ve heard that deodorant just isn’t widespread right here in Korea. Although I haven’t actually gone out to search for deodorant, I’ve by no means encountered anyplace that sells it. I might carry one from residence simply in case. As well as, I’m positive for those who’d regarded into what to carry and to not carry, they might suggest bringing a shower towel. Earlier than coming, I additionally didn’t know if they might have greater tub towels, so I introduced one simply in case. Nevertheless, I wish to inform you that they do promote greater tub towels right here in Korea and you will discover them at Daiso!

Lastly, carry a digital camera. In the event you don’t have one, be sure you have a whole lot of house in your cellphone as a result of Korea is gorgeous, and you can be taking a whole lot of pictures and movies. I’m not totally how a lot house on my cellphone I got here with however by the third week, I ran out of storage, and I needed to do a deep clear. It was not less than 10 GB of storage from all of the movies and pictures. That’s probably the most pictures and movies I’ve ever taken inside this time period. Going to a music pageant in Korea might be a giant purpose why…

Waterbomb Music Competition in Incheon

It’s actually as much as you what you need or don’t wish to carry to Korea. These are simply a few of my suggestions and that is simply the naked minimal. There are a whole lot of issues that I’d say you should buy right here in Korea as an alternative of bringing. Ensure to carry an empty suitcase as a result of the quantity of buying you do shall be greater than you’ll suppose. In the event you had set your self a finances for this expertise, I applaud your efforts however most individuals I met who additionally budgeted didn’t observe their plan. In the event you plan to return to Korea, make certain to have additional financial savings and have enjoyable!


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