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One of the first things that will strike you when you arrive in any city in Korea is the number of high rise apartment buildings. This is the preferred style of accommodation and just like houses they come in varying shapes, sizes and prices. Although detached houses exist, they are uncommon due to the limited amount of flat land with around 80% of the country made up of mountains.

You will be provided with a single studio apartment/bachelor suit free of charge that is within walking distance to your school. You may find your place is a little smaller than you are used to but it will be comfortable nevertheless. If you arrive with a positive and realistic attitude about your housing you will be pleasantly surprised.

You will have your own kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and washroom.

The bathroom will have a toilet, sink and shower but don't expect a bathtub as they are uncommon in Korea.

Your apartment will be furnished with a bed, dressing table, TV, fridge, gas cooker and in some cases a microwave and washing machine. Cable TV and an Internet connection is also available

The majority of Korean apartments have heated floors, an efficient and comfortable method of keeping your place warm during the bitter winter months.

Koreans always take their shoes off when entering apartments so make sure you do the same

Your place will also be equipped with an air conditioning unit or a fan to keep you cool during the summer.

You must pay your own utilities, please see cost of living for further details.

You will also be expected to pay a housing deposit, this is usually between 400,000 - 600,000 won taken in instalments from your first 3 months’ pay checks. The deposit will be returned at the end of the contract once you provide evidence that outstanding utility bills have been settled and that the apartment is in the same condition you found it.

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