Boarding Houses (Hasukjip)
Generally, Hasukjips are shared houses with several rooms on each floor. Occupants rent a room in the house and shared a living room, kitchen, and a bathroom with the other tenants. The cost of rent ranges between 350,000 KRW to 550,000 KRW per month depending on the size of the bedrooms, the quality of the facilities, and whether the room is shared or not. Breakfast and dinner are often included in the monthly rent.
Studios consist of an open room include a bathroom and a kitchen area. Key money or a security deposit is required, most of the time. The security deposit usually is between 5,000,000 and 20,000,000 KRW along with the monthly rent also ranging from 300,000 to 1,000,000 KRW. The most deposit you pay upfront, the lower your monthly rent tends to be. For every 10,000,000 KRW deposit, your monthly rent is reduced by 100,000 KRW per month. For example, if the studio you are interested has an asset value of 40,000,000 KRW, you can put down 5,000,000 KRW and pay about 350,000 KRW each month as rent. In some cases, the security deposit may be waived, but the owner might request that you pay several months of rent in advance. It is advisable to make sure that there are no liens on the studio and to consider purchasing key money deposit insurance. (Please visit www.iros.go.kr to determine if there are any liens on the property).
Temporary Hosing/Guest Housing
Guest houses are an inexpensive and a good way to experience Korean culture and to meet other foreign tourists. Guests can receive a lot of information from the owners of the guest house. They also offer special weekend programs that allow foreigners to meet Koreans. Guest houses offer foreign tourists the opportunity to learn about Korea first hand and meet new Korean friends. Many guest houses are remodeled family homes (with communal bathrooms) and are nearby downtown areas and tourist destinations. Rates start at 15,000 to 40,000 KRW
Some places you may want to consider are:
Home Stay Program
The Home Stay Program differs from the Host Family Program because the program provides an opportunity for students to actually live with typical Korean families. The Korean families provide accommodations, home-cooked meals, and also introduce students to culture activities at a reasonable fee. If students wish to take part in the Home Stay Program organized by Yonsei
University, please e-mail at "email@example.com