How to link the SNU ID with a Nonghyup Bank Account

A month ago, I was issued a student ID at the Yongon Campus. This made my life easier since I do not have to rely on the admin lady to help me open doors. I swear the security in this school can rival that of a maximum security prison. The same lady helped me through the process of filling up the ID application form in Korean. A week later, I got a text message from the school that my ID was ready to be picked up. I had to register […]

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How to Apply for a Shinhan Bank Account as a Foreigner

Korean banks are notorious for being a headache for foreigners. I was really confident that I could deal with it smoothly if I came prepared, but I was wrong. Choosing a bank to cater to your needs is an ordeal in itself. Most of their websites are in Korean, available only on IE, cannot automatically be translated by Google, and impossible to highlight and copy text to use Google Translate manually. Searching various forums and blogs for information isn’t that much help either since 95% of them are outdated. I […]

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How to Apply for an ARC in Korea

FINALLY. That is the sum of all my feelings right now. South Korea is, in so many ways, an advanced society. They embrace technology and even make new ones. It is not a secret that their internet is blazing fast and their homes are connected to the web to make life easier. However, there are some things that are NOT easy in Korea. Banking is definitely one of them. Doing things online is another. They got the fastest internet speeds in the world, but their web ecosystem is crippled with […]

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