Expats in South Korea keen to make a good impression with their fellow residents should be mindful not to adopt national habits unthinkingly, it has been claimed.
Responding to an American reader’s question in the Global Post, one Korean national who has expatriated to New York explained that for those making the reverse journey, it is important to avoid making a bad impression.
"For example, there are plenty of Korean young men who get plastered on weekends, yell and pass out in the middle of the street. But that is not an excuse for you to do the same," the blogger explained.
Avoiding binge-drinking may also be advisable for those looking to avoid doing damage to their health as they embrace their new expat lifestyle.
For those planning a move to South Korea, Expat Focus has noted that while healthcare in the country is heavily subsidised, complicated treatments may become costly for those who do not hold an expat insurance policy.