Korean Language Immersion Programs by Inspired Steps

Written by Jennifer

May 2016Culture

Although it is possible to study the Korean language anywhere in the world, the best place to study the Korean language is right here in South Korea.

Not only will you be able to apply for and enroll in Korean language programs at some of the top universities in South Korea from Yonsei to Sunggyunkwan to Ewha through Inspired Steps, but you will ... (Read More)

Step By Step To Study Abroad In South Korea, Part 1

Written by Jennifer

April 2016Culture

Studying abroad in South Korea isn't easy on your own. Here are three reasons why:

There are so many choices when it comes to your career path. It's hard to pick the college or university that will be right for you and your chosen profession while still allowing you to have a fulfilling personal life outside of school and studies. The application process can be very different from the one at colleges and universities back home-- and even more difficult! 

Thankfully, you ... (Read More)

The Inspired Steps Semi-Permanent Make-up Program

Written by Jennifer

February 2016Culture

The Inspired Steps Semi-Permanent Make-up Program

Join our semi-permanent make-up program!

Semi-permanent is the latest in Korean makeup styles and Hallyu trends, which are fast becoming at the the forefront of styles and trends both in South Korea and abroad.

For this specific program, you will receive one on one training in semi-permanent makeup and cosmetics with a skilled, stylish and smart professional.

Once you have completed the program, you ... (Read More)

Reasons To Study Abroad In South Korea, Part 2

Written by Jennifer

January 2016Culture

Reasons To Study Abroad In South Korea, Part 2

There are many reasons to study abroad in South Korea. Although you may have already decided to study abroad in South Korea, these reasons could be ones you haven't thought of yet. In addition, these reasons may help you decide to study abroad in South Korea if you are still unsure.

In part one of Reasons To Study Abroad In South Korea you learned more about the first three reasons to study abroad in South ... (Read More)

Reasons To Study Abroad In South Korea, Part 1

Written by Jennifer

January 2016Culture

Reasons To Study Abroad In South Korea, Part 1

There are many reasons to study abroad in South Korea! Although you may have already decided to study abroad in South Korea, these reasons could be ones you haven't thought of yet. In addition, these reasons may help you decide to study abroad in South Korea if you are still unsure.

In part one of Reasons To Study Abroad In South Korea you will learn more about the first three reasons to study abroad in ... (Read More)

Naengmyeon, Mie Dingin Pas untuk Musim Panas!

Written by Synta

December 2015Culture

Naengmyeon (냉면), diterjemahkan ke dalam bahasa Indonesia, naeng berarti dingin dan myeon artinya mie, adalah mie dingin tradisional dari Korea yang terbuat dari gandum dan disajikan dengan kuah kaldu sapi dingin. Rebusan mie gandum ditiriskan dan dibiarkan dingin. Kemudian ditempatkan dalam mangkuk dan diberi potongan buah pir, lobak, ketimun, telur rebus dan es batu. Naengmyeon biasanya lebih sering disantap di restoran daripada dibuat di rumah. Naengmyeon paling digemari pada saat musim ... (Read More)

Pojangmacha: Jajanan Kaki Lima Ala Korea!

Written by Synta

December 2015Daily Life

Tidak hanya bagi pelajar, jajanan kaki lima adalah pilihan kuliner yang enak dan pas di kantong. Sama halnya di Indonesia, jajanan kaki lima di Korea (disebut pojangmacha), juga sangat populer di kalangan penikmat santapan murah dan tentunya lezat. Pojangmocha ini lumrah ditemui hampir di pinggir jalan atau pusat keramaian seperti Hongdae, Sinchon, Myeongdong, dan kawasan lainnya.

Yuk kita lihat beberapa pojangmacha yang paling populer di kalangan pelancong!

1. Tteokbokki 떡볶이 (Kue beras - 3,000 won/porsi)

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Seoul: A city of opportunities

Written by Dhani

August 2015Daily Life

Seoul is a city that always buzzes with life. The city is always fully charged 24/7. It might sound tiring, but this is the reason why Seoul is worthy to be living in.

There are so many chances you can encounter at Seoul as it is the center of various national and international activities in South Korea.

Study in a ... (Read More)

Daftarkan Dirimu Menjadi Alien di Korea Selatan!

Written by Fatiya

July 2015Daily Life

Untuk kalian yang berencana untuk tinggal di Korea Selatan selama lebih dari 3 bulan, maka memiliki ‘kartu alien’ sebagai kartu penduduk sementara adalah hal yang wajib. Eh, kartu alien?

 

Ya, nama kartu penduduk sementara bagi Warga Negara Asing yang sedang tinggal di Korea Selatan selama lebih dari 3 bulan adalah Alien Registration Card Maksudnya adalah kalian resmi terdaftar sebagai alien – atau ‘orang asing’ di Korea Selatan. Ya, namanya benar-benar Alien Registration Card. Hukumnya membuat ARC adalah wajib jika ... (Read More)

Hujan Tak Menyurutkan Semangat Mereka

Written by Dhani

July 2015Entertainment

Sejak beberapa hari lalu kota Seoul diguyur hujan. Langit pun nyaris selalu terlihat mendung meskipun saat ini Seoul sedang berada di puncak musim panas. Meskipun begitu area Sports Complex di Jamsil, Seoul dipenuhi banyak orang. Keceriaan mereka terlihat meskipun cuaca tidak mendukung.

Ya, mereka semua penggemar musik K-Pop yang berniat untuk menyaksikan penampilan idolanya di stadion yang mampu menampung ribuan pengunjung ini. Penonton datang dari berbagai ... (Read More)

Hangang (Han River) Park, Taking A Minute to Relax in Seoul

Written by Fatiya

July 2015Culture

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Seoul is a beautiful city that has the large Han River (Hangang) dividing Seoul into two part, and the scenery of Han River is something you definitely cannot miss while visiting Seoul. The great Han River runs along the middle of the city, and there are some Hangang Parks created especially for purpose of admiring the view of the beautiful river.

Spring and summer are the best season to visit Hangang Park, because the weather ... (Read More)

5 Things You Will Get from Studying Abroad

Written by Fairuz

July 2015Culture

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1. Experiences

Studying abroad means you live far away from your home, from your culture, from your habituation. When you study abroad, you will be facing a lot of new, different things. Be it new culture, new people, new customs---they will teach you a lot of things and give you a lifelong-experience. 

When you study abroad, you also get the chance to experience a different education system. You will discover a different outlook of the things you have ... (Read More)

Budaya Korea: Selalu Layani Dirimu Sendiri!

Written by Fatiya

July 2015Culture

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Korea Selatan yang terkenal dengan tingkat tekonologi yang tinggi dan urutan ke-27 populasi terbanyak (berdasarkan data CIA, Juli 2014) tentu sangat berbeda dengan Indonesia yang menempati urutan ke-4 populasi terbanyak di dunia dengan tingkat teknologi yang masih berkembang. Jika di Indonesia selalu tersedia banyak tenaga kerja yang siap untuk melayani customer, di Korea segalanya memakai budaya self-serving dengan menggunakan mesin-mesin canggih yang tersedia.

Vending Machine yang tersedia dimana-mana

Di Korea, vending machine selalu tersedia dimanapun: ... (Read More)

Summer is Too Hot? Let's Go to Hokkaido!

Written by Dhani

July 2015Culture

Hokkaido is the northernmost island in Japan with its capital Sapporo. It is located near Russia and has a number of mountains and volcanic plateaus. Summer in Hokkaido is relatively cool because of the island’s geography. In addition, the island offers beautiful scenery and elaborate history. It might be a perfect getaway if you want to escape the heat of summer while experiencing Japanese rich culture.

 

Sapporo

 

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This ... (Read More)

Homestay: What To Do?

Written by Fairuz

July 2015Daily Life

Homestay has been one of the most popular choices of accomodation among international/foreign students. Doing a homestay program certainly benefits you a lot. Not only does it provide you a chance to experience the local culture itself, you can also learn to adjust yourself better in the local environment. Also, homestay is the best choice for them who doesn't want to spend a big amount of money on accomodation. After all, in most places, doing a homestay ... (Read More)

Ragam Tempat Belanja di Jepang

Written by Dhani

July 2015Culture

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Jepang menawarkan berbagai macam atraksi bagi setiap wisatawan yang berkunjung. Dimulai dari keindahan alam, kesenian tradisional, hingga teknologi modernnya. Wisata belanja juga menjadi salah satu daya tarik dari Negeri Sakura. Memang jika berkunjung ke suatu negara tidak afdol jika tidak menyempatkan diri membeli cendera mata khas untuk dibawa ke tanah air ataupun sekadar membeli jajanan favorit di negara tersebut.

Banyak wisatawan yang kesulitan ... (Read More)

T-Money, Solusi Bayar Transportasi Termudah di Korea!

Written by Fatiya

July 2015Culture

 

 

Salah satu ragam T-Money

 

Pembaca  yang tinggal di daerah Jabodetabek pasti masih ingat perkembangan terbaru transportasi di Indonesia yang kini sudah mulai menggunakan kartu/electronic money untuk metode pembayaran. Walaupun awalnya butuh waktu untuk membiasakan, tapi sekarang masyarakat sudah terbiasa dengan tap-in dan tap-out di stasiun-stasiun commuter line. Belum lagi sekarang kebanyakan halte busway hanya menerima pembayaran dengan menggunakan e-money.

Jika pembaca memperhatikan, jalan tol di Indonesia biasanya lebih sepi pada gerbang otomatis yang harus menggunakan e-money. ... (Read More)

Ingin Tinggal di Jepang dengan Tenteram? Perhatikan Hal-hal Berikut Ini!

Written by Dhani

July 2015Daily Life

Hidup di Jepang menjadi impian banyak orang. Negara ini mampu menggabungkan nuansa tradisional dan modern yang menarik perhatian orang dari segala penjuru dunia. Namun, ketertarikan dan kemampuan saja tidak cukup untuk menjamin hidupmu di Jepang menyenangkan. Ada beberapa hal yang harus kamu ketahui mengenai kebiasaan di Jepang yang akan menghindarkanmu dari masalah.

 

MEMBUANG SAMPAH


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Jepang memiliki sistem membuang sampah yang cukup rumit dibandingkan negara-negara lainnya. Akan ... (Read More)

Mengapa Belajar Bahasa Korea?

Written by Fairuz

July 2015Culture

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Ketika kita memutuskan untuk berkunjung dan/atau tinggal di suatu negara asing, hal utama yang harus kita perhatikan adalah bahasa yang digunakan oleh masyarakat di negara tersebut.

Untuk mempelajari kebudayaan dan kebiasaan-kebiasaan yang ada di negara tersebut serta berbaur dengan masyarakat lokal, bahasa merupakan hal yang sangat penting. Hal ini berlaku khususnya bagi mereka yang akan melanjutkan studi di luar negeri.

Korea adalah salah satu negara yang menjadi tujuan banyak pelajar dan/atau mahasiswa dari seluruh dunia, khususnya Indonesia. Tidak sedikit ... (Read More)

How to Avoid Getting Lost in Japan: Don’t Be Letter-Blind

Written by Fatiya

July 2015Culture

 

 

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Imagine that you already step your foot in Japan. The country you wanted to visit since a long time ago; when you were still a kid watching anime. You know that there are many famous tourist attractions and you want to go to all the recommended places… but ended up being lost in the cities because of one and one thing only: language barrier. Not everyone can speak English – actually, most of them can not ... (Read More)

Experiencing Japanese Culture Through Studying Abroad in Japan

Written by Fairuz

July 2015Culture

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Studying in Japan would be one of the biggest dreams of every student across the world. Not only will they receive one of the best education systems in the world, they will also have the chance to experience the beauty of Japanese culture. 

Most of people would likely know about Japanese culture in general. Shrines, temples, mountains, manga, anime --- everything about Japan sounds so interesting! Who doesn't know manga and anime? Yes, you can feel yourself admiring those ... (Read More)