by Michelle Plascencia
Meeting new people can be overwhelming especially when moving abroad but you have nothing to fear because Korea is filled with friendly new faces.
Whether or not you immediately get along with someone, you all share that commonality of moving and living abroad together. You’ve decided to move to a foreign country so one can instantly assume that you are an open minded individual. One who is open to adventure, cultural differences and excitement to learn more about your fresh surroundings.
The teachers from your new school will often offer a welcoming outing! Not only will you be able to meet others alike in your new work environment but there are tons of travel groups that offer day, weekend or long term trips with expats and locals.
Meetup.com is a useful source to find exactly what you are looking for while living abroad. The groups vary from language exchange to running groups to meditation retreats. I met a variety of personalities through these groups and cherish the conversations I shared.
Seoul Hiking Group which you can find on meetup or facebook is an outdoor group that will take you to see the scenic sites all over Korea throughout the year. Warren, the leader of the group, is a unique personality that will make you feel at home the instant you meet him. These groups are an instant way to meet, share and explore with new faces. No doubt, homesickness, can prevail but constant communication with friends and family will help alleviate the the transition to your new chapter in Korea.