General Information

Time Zone

Korea is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +9) and does not observe daylight savings time.

Weather

  • ·Average temperature in June in Seoul: 17°C to 26°C.
  • ·You can expect sunshine with occasional rain. Therefore, we recommend you bring a jacket and umbrella.
  • ·Weather Information : http://www.kma.go.kr/eng/index.jsp

Currency & Credit Cards

  • ·Currency: Won (₩)
  • ·1 US Dollar = Approximately 1,219 Won (as of April 2020)
  • ·Currency Converter : https://www.xe.com
  • ·Legal Tender
  • - Coins: ₩10, ₩50, ₩100, ₩500
  • - Bills: ₩1,000, ₩5,000, ₩10,000, ₩50,000
  • ·Credit cards including VISA, AMEX, Diner’s Club, Mastercard and JCB are accepted at major hotels, department stores and larger restaurants.

Automated Teller Machines (ATM)

Automated Teller Machines (ATM) Travelers who carry internationally recognized credit cards can get a cash advance in Korean Won at ATMs installed at airports, major hotels, department stores and tourist attractions. Cards with the Plus and Cirrus logos are the easiest to use and most widely accepted in Korea.

Tips & Tax

Electricity

The standard electricity supply is 220 volts AC/60 cycles. Most hotels may provide outlet converters for 110 and 220 volts. Participants are recommended to check with the hotel beforehand.

Insurance

Participants are advised to get adequate travel and health insurance before leaving their respective countries.

Useful Numbers

  • ·Police : 112
  • ·Fire and Ambulance: 119
  • ·Medical Emergency: 1339
  • ·Lost and Found Center: 182
  • ·Korea Travel Hotline & Complaint Center: (In Korea) 1330, (Outside Korea) +82-2-1330
  • ·Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: www.mofa.go.kr (Korean, English)