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South Korea

  1. Country Information
  2. Visa and Work Authorization
  3. Job Listings
  4. Work Placement Programs
  5. Housing
  6. Company Directories

Make sure to look through the International Job Search Research Guide in addition to the resources below.

Country Information

  • Global Road Warrior: South Korea — WWW
    Global Road Warrior is a comprehensive business travel, telecommunications, and business culture reference that features over 175 different countries.  It provides information such business culture, being a businesswoman, essential terms to know, and much much more!
  • Going Global — ELECTRONIC
    Country profiles with information on job resources, top companies, resumes/CV’s, cultural advice, and more.
  • Korea4Expats.com- WWW
    Fantastic site with provides a lot of in-depth information on almost every aspect of life in South Korea. Whether you know a little or a lot about the culture, chances are you can learn or use something from this site.

Visa and Work Authorization

  • South Korean Embassy to the US- WWW
    Information provided by the South Korean Embassy to the United States on the different types of visas available and their requirements.
  • US Passport Service Guide- WWW
    General site with information on what type of visit requires a visa as well as resources for helping you obtain your visa.

Job Listings

  • Indeed.com– WWW
    One of my favorite job search engines for the US also has a South Korea equivalent! Please note that the entire site is written in Korean.*
  • Idealist.org– WWW
    The best website to find job and internship listings from the nonprofit world.  Check out their jobs, internships, and volunteer positions in South Korea.  However, be aware that listings may be posted by placement programs.
  • South Korea Jobs – WWW
    Jobs in South Korea from every industry can be found on this site. Search by industry, post your resume, or use the available career resources to help you find your job.
  • Work ‘n Play: Korea – WWW
    Look for jobs on one of the largest expat sites for South Korea. Search by industry, develop and post your resume, or look through the numerous other resources available to help prepare you for your search in South Korea.

*If you would still like to view this site, try viewing the site through Google Chrome and use its Translate option.

Work Placement Programs

    AISEC is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting cultural understanding and international cooperation, and offers hundreds of management, technical, education, and development internships abroad. You must join AISEC before you can apply for the internship program. The AISEC Penn chapter serves the entire Philadelphia region; you can contact Jill Portnoy, the VP of Talent Management, at jill@sas.upenn.edu to learn more about the recruitment process.
  • Princeton in Asia- WWW
    Princeton in Asia is a program that places students from colleges and universities throughout the United States in work and intern abroad programs in Asian countries, including South Korea.
  • US Department of State- WWW
    Offers unpaid student internships, about half of which are located abroad in US embassies.


  • NiceRent.com – WWW
    Nicerent.com lists all types of real estate in South Korea from Studio apartments to single-family homes.
  • High Rise: South Korea – WWW
    Looking for an apartment in Seoul? Look no further! Highrise.kr lists high rise apartments from throughout Seoul and other major metropolitan areas in South Korea.
  • Serviced Apartments – WWW
    If you don’t want to go through the trouble of finding an apartment, try a serviced apartment like the one found here.
  • JustLanded.com: South Korea – WWW
    Great site to look for some general housing information in South Korea. Provides important information on a variety of housing options through South Korea.

Remember to look on the websites of local colleges and universities as well!

Company Directories

  • best resourceD&B Million Dollar Database — ELECTRONIC
    Million Dollar is a fantastic database that allows you to compile lists of companies based on many different criteria including industry, country, region or city. You can export your results to Excel so you can save your company lists and their contact information.
  • Business & Company Resource Center– ELECTRONIC
    To generate a list of international companies, select ‘Advanced Search.’  Under ‘Content Area’ select ‘Company Profiles/Products.’  To specify location, select ‘State/Country’ from the drop-down menu. To specify industry, select ‘Industry Description,’ ‘SIC code,’ or ‘Keyword’ from the drop-down menu.
  • Uniworld– ELECTRONIC
    Use this electronic company directory to create lists of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countires and Foreign Firms Operating in the U.S. It’s easy to use and searchable by country, industry and much more!

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