Life in Korea
  • General Information
  • Culture & Etiquette
  • Daily Life
  • Korean Language
    • Introduction to Korean
    • Daily Phrases
    • Learning Korean
  • Useful Sites

State Agencies

Government of the Republic of Korea http://www.korea.net
Ministry of Education http://english.moe.go.kr/enMain.do

Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://www.mofa.go.kr
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism http://www.mcst.go.kr/english/index.jsp
 
 

Information-related 

National Pension Service http://www.nps.or.kr
Military Manpower Administration http://www.mma.go.kr/eng
National Health Insurance http://www.nhis.or.kr
Korea Tourism Organization (Information on travel and festivals in Korea)
http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto
Hi Korea (Korean government On-line Service Center for foreigners) http://www.hikorea.go.kr
Immigration Offices (Call 1345 to issue Alien Registration Cards and permission to stay) http://www.immigration.go.kr
 
 

Learn the Korean Language

Korean Laguage Study on the Internet (KOSNET)
http://www.kosnet.go.kr/ksad/index.do?locale=en
 

Oral Translation Services (Using Cell Phones)

If English oral translation is needed in Korea, dial 1588-5644, then press 1(English), then you will be automatically connected with an interpreter.
 

Urgent Help Call centers

Fire/Accident/Rescue : Dial 119
Crime Report : Dial 112
General Contacts Info Within Country : 114
General and Broad Info : 120