What to Bring:
It’s a good idea to bring respectable working clothes (dress shirts, slacks, blouses, skirts, etc.), even if it’s not required by your school. Shaving cream, razors, hair products, etc. can be found everywhere. Deodorant is a tough thing to find, so bring plenty. An excellent aid to help you in Korea is a Lonely Planet guide or a phrase book with some info on the country. To give you a flavor of home, we advise you bring plenty of comfort items such as music, movies and some foods you don’t think you will be able to find. Most of all, and it’s not a cliché – bring an open mind and a positive attitude.
Most teachers will enter South Korea through Incheon International Airport (ICN). ICN offers convenient and cheap access to Seoul by rail and bus.
Cost: W3,700 to Seoul Station
Time: 53 minutes to Seoul Station (43 minutes for express trains)
The cheapest way to get into the city, and probably the fastest because you don’t have to worry about traffic.
By Express Bus (Limo-Bus):
Cost: about W15.000
Time: 1-2+ hours (depends on destination and traffic)
If you have a lot of luggage, a bus may be the best option. Buses run frequently between Incheon Airport and all parts of Seoul. Most buses are semi-direct, and involve only a few stops within one area of the city. They’re very comfortable and have lots of room for luggage stowage. The buses are pretty easy to navegate, even if you don’t know Korean. They all depart from just outside the Arrivals Terminal. When you arrive, go to the Information Desks and you will find English speaking help.