a. Arriving in Seoul and getting to Daejeon
From Incheon Airport there is a limousine bus service to Daejeon.
The terminal is at Gate 8 of Incheon Airport. The fare is 14,500 won for regular bus and 21,400 won for deluxe bus. Get of the bus at Chungbu-chongsa. This is the second Daejeon stop. From there take a taxi to Pai Chai University.


b. Buses and Taxies

Daejeon has an excellent system of public transportation including local buses and taxies
There are two types of busses, one is a stand up bus that cost 600 won and the other is a sit down which is 1200 won.

Taking a taxi is generally faster and than taking the bus, but it is more expensive. If you prefer to
take a taxi, simply walk to the nearest street and wave one down by extending your arm and
motioning for a taxi to stop. The basic fare for a taxi is 1800 won from 6 a.m. to midnight and 2000
won from midnight to 6 a.m.

Two popular destinations for Pai Chai students are downtown (Eun Haeng Dong) and Dunsan.

- To get to Eun Haeng Dong take bus number 810. To return to Pai Chai take either 810, 850 or 851.
- To get to and from Dunsan use bus number 750.
- Bus fare 1,300 (Designated Seat Bus) / 900 (Standing Only Room Bus)

c. Inter-City Bus Services
There are three express bus terminals and two intercity bus terminals in Daejeon.
Which terminal you use depends on your destination.

Name of Terminals
Dongbu Express bus terminal
- 25-minute distance from campus
- Catch #851 bus at a nearby stop (1 block away from school)
Dongbu Intercity bus terminal (right next to Dongbu Express bus terminal)

Seobu Intercity bus terminals
- 10-minutes drive by taxi and bus
- Take #810, #851 bus near school

d. Train Services
There are two train stations in Daejeon, the Daejeon Train Station in Downtown and SeoDaejeon Station in Seogu

Fares: Daejeon to Seoul
Mugunghwa Train 9,300 won
Syemaul Train 13,900 won
KTX 19,500 won
For more information, log on to official homepage of Korean Railway : www.barota.com

 
Korea's climate is regarded as a continental climate from a temperate standpoint and a monsoon climate from a precipitation standpoint. The climate of Korea is characterized by four distinct seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter.

Spring lasts from late March to May and is warm. Various flowers, including the picturesque cherry blossom, cover the nation's mountains and fields during this time.

Summer lasts from June to early September. It is a hot and humid time of the year.

Autumn lasts from September to November, and produces mild weather. It is the best season for visiting Korea.

Winter lasts from December to mid-March. It can be bitterly cold during this time due to the influx of cold Siberian air. Heavy snow in the northern and eastern parts of Korea makes favorable skiing conditions.

Cost of Living
Living in Korea in quite inexpensive for the most part, although costs largely depend on what degree of luxury you require and the kind of food you eat. To give you an idea of daily living costs, we have listed below some prices of common items as of December 2006:

Milk - 200 ml costs around 500 won, 1,000 ml costs around 1,100 to 1,300 won.
Bread - 500 to 800 won per piece
Eggs - 500 won
Instant Noodles: costs around 600 to 1,000 won
Fruits - 100 grams costs around 2000 won
Beer - 2000 to 4000 won per can or bottle
Movie Theater Fee - around 5,000 to 6,000 won
Newspaper: costs around 500 to 600 won

 
Both US Dollars and EURO con be exchanged easily for Korean Won. Most restaurants and shops in Korea also accept Visa and MasterCard.
 
Exit & Entry, passport requests, alien registration cards, extending your status of sojourn, and other foreigner's legal matters:

Please visit the Office of International Exchange and Cooperation (#226, Century 21 Hall), from 9:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday for assistance.

Requirements for Visa issues.
Extension of Sojourn Period
- Apply to the Daejeon Immigration Bureau at least 15 days before the expiry of your legal status
- Bring your Passport, Alien Registration Card, Certificate of Enrollment, Receipt of your tuition fee payment and 50,000 for Revenue Stamps.

Change of Status of Sojourn
- Apply to the Daejeon Immigration Bureau at least 15 days before the expiry date of your legal status
- Bring your Passport, Alien Registration Card, 50,000 for Revenue Stamps, Certificate of
Enrollment, Receipt of your tuition fee paymen

Cinema
Daejeon is home to many local cinemas that show first run movies that have been produced in Korea as well as Hollywood box office hits.
 
 
 
   
 

Office of International Affairs, Pai Chai University 155-40 Baejae-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon, 35345, South Korea
Tel. +82 42 520 5243 / ryanpark@pcu.ac.kr
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