moving to ulsan?

If you’re reading this page, chances are that you are thinking about or planning on moving to Ulsan, or possibly another place in Korea. I have divided my information into topics, as it was getting way too much/too long for one page. Use the drop down menu above to choose a particular topic.

Note that my compiled information comes from 1) 6 weeks of experience and 2) living in Ulsan. Thus, my library of knowledge is still growing at a steep pace, and depending on where you move, your situation may look a little different, whether it is your apartment size or the availability of Western foods/products.

A little bit about Ulsan

Ulsan, South Korea, is generally known as the industrial capital of the country, playing host to quite a bit of heavy industry, from car manufacturing to shipbuilding, and the reason we’re here: the fabrication of oil extraction platforms and modules. It is a city of just over 1 million people, many being expats with the draw of so much business activity.

Ulsan is divided into four major districts: Nam-gu, Buk-gu, Jung-gu, and ours, called Dong-gu. Nam-gu is the heart of town, having the Lotte Hotel, and major shopping areas, restaurants and the general buzz about town. Buk-gu is near the airport and Costco, and our area is a farther drive out, near the shipyards. Depending on where you live, your experience may be a little different than mine, but I hope to provide you with as much information as possible, as collecting knowledge from expat friends before we departed paid off handsomely once we arrived.

If you have any questions that aren’t answered in the information pages, fill out the contact form below, and I will be happy to attempt to answer them. I’ve only lived here about 6 weeks, so I can do my best, but I imagine my answers will get better over time. Happy planning!

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