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Study abroad in South Korea

Innovative and artistic, Seoul is a truly global city and a high-energy EF Hub. A balance of the ancient and the ultra-modern gives South Korea’s capital an atmosphere that’s entirely its own—mixing serene temples with towering skyscrapers—and creates an inspiring learning environment. From diversity and excitement to safety and community, Seoul’s culture empowers student growth in and out of the classroom. 

Academics in action

Outside the classroom, immersive field visits with our local partners help students dive into some of Seoul’s strongest areas of academic focus, including:

Life in Seoul

With bright lights and busy districts, daily life in Seoul is fast-paced and exciting. Students will have plenty of opportunities to experience Korean culture firsthand while exploring this global city like a local.


Students live in comfortable apartment-style housing in safe and vibrant neighborhoods. They can expect:


EF Study Center

Our EF Study Center sits in the heart of the trendy Gangnam district just steps away from premiere shopping and dining. In addition to offering Korean language lessons, it serves as Seoul’s central touchpoint for all things EF—from student support to on-the-ground logistics and beyond. 

EF’s Seoul community

With deep local knowledge and personal connections to Korean culture, EF’s dedicated team in Seoul provides travelers with holistic support throughout their programs. The team includes: 

“EF Seoul is located in the world’s most thrilling, dynamic city and our amazing teachers and staff will become like a second family to all students coming here!”

Yohan K.
EF Study Center Director