Preparation for Korea
In order to make a longer stay possible, you need a valid visa. For the most Korean adoptees, F4 visa (Foreign overseas Korean) is necessary to live and work in Korea for at least 3 years. Visit our F4 page for more information on how to apply for this visa or visit G.O.A.L Network / friends / socializing. To get more into the Koreans, networking and socializing is a must to learn more about the Korean culture but also for your own benefits in cases like when you're in trouble with the language or finding good housing etc.
Korean friends can also help you without any costs. In the best situation they can even get you a job or girl / boyfriend by introducing their friends and business relations to you. Separate from that, making new friends is always a good thing for your personal development and it makes surviving in Korea much more easier and fun. Local Koreans are everywhere and most adoptees can meet them at the University / work / bars etc. Most young Koreans can speak English well and it won't be that hard to have a good conversation with them.
Koreans would like to meet people that can speak English very well and a language exchange is for that reason very common in Korea. If you prefer to be more on your own you still can talk with Koreans online through chatting apps or Facebook etc. Kakaotalk and Line are the most popular chatting applications for your mobile and PC.