This STEM school/university trip to Seoul, South Korea, takes students to tech company visits, coding classes and more, whilst not missing out on the cultural highlights. Here’s our STEM educational tour program at a glance:
- Day 1: N Seoul Tower
- Day 2: Gangnam District, Samsung D’light, media poles, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village
- Day 3: STEM school visit, W-Coding Centre coding class, Nanta
- Day 4: telecom & internet provider visit, SM Town Coex Artium K-Pop recording studios & hologram performances
- Day 5: DMZ, Dora Observatory, Panmunjeom
- Day 6: Gwacheon National Science Museum, Dongdaemun Gate shopping
Like what you see? Discover Seoul’s cutting-edge world of STEM in our detailed itinerary below! But remember, all our school trips are completely customisable.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students and 2 free teachers.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: N Seoul Tower
You’re finally here! Step off the plane at Seoul’s Incheon Airport and catch your first glimpses of South Korea on the coach to your accommodation.
Listen to a trip briefing led by your guide – this will give you all the information you need to have a safe and smooth adventure through Korea.
Once you’ve settled in, head to the observation deck of Seoul’s second-highest point, the N Seoul Tower. Soak in the incredible views over the metropolis and get ready for the Learning Adventure that awaits.
Day 2: Samsung
Cross the river to the Gangnam District – you might recognise the name from the famous ‘Gangnam Style’ song! Visit the Samsung D’light, an exhibition space that showcases the latest technology from the electronics giant. Be sure to head to the nearby media poles near Gangnam Station to take photos to send to your friends and family back home.
Pay a visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest and most beautiful Royal Palace built by the Joseon Dynasty. Explore the exquisite gardens and learn about its history before walking up the hill to Bukchon Hanok Village. A ‘hanok’ is a traditional Korean house.
Day 3: STEM School Visit & Coding
Time to see what local life in South Korea is like! Today, you have the chance to make friends with students from a local high school. The schedule for the day will be fully tailored, but it usually involves a school tour, joining in with STEM lessons, lunch and a series of activities designed to promote meaningful cross-cultural interaction.
Coding is viewed by many young South Koreans as an increasingly important skill in an increasingly digitalized age. Concentrate hard at a coding class at Gangnam District’s W-Coding Centre.
The evening means show time. Tonight, you’ll watch a hugely popular show called Nanta, a non-verbal comedy show, involving acrobatics, magic and of course a dose of audience participation.
Day 4: Telecom & Internet
South Korea boasts the world’s fastest average data transfer rate for internet access by end users. Learn how the pros do It on a visit to one of Seoul’s telecom and internet providers. Tour the office, make notes at a presentation and ask your burning questions in a Q&A session. (Exact activities and schedules vary depending on company.)
You’ve seen where Korean royalty lived, now it’s your chance to see how they ate! Indulge at a specialist restaurant – their dishes are based on traditional royal recipes.
K-pop’s taking the West by storm, with BTS hitting the top spot in the British album charts. A visit to the SM Town Coex Artium gives students the chance to check out K-pop recording studios and see hologram performances from the genre’s megastars.
Day 5: DMZ
Today, you’re off to the DMZ, the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. Take in views across the zone from the Dora Observatory and investigate the infiltration tunnel under the DMZ built by the North Koreans. Then, pay a visit to Panmunjeom, the village just North of the de facto border, where the armistice agreement that paused the Korean War was signed.
After a busy day exploring, treat your taste buds to South Korean pizza. Whilst there are more standard options, we recommend eating like the locals. It’s not quite the same as back home. Expect the unexpected: figs, snails, cream cheese… You’ve been warned!
Day 6: Interactive Science
Head for the Gwacheon National Science Museum, a landmark facility representing Korea’s advanced science and technology capabilities. Over 50% of the exhibition items are interactive, allowing you to jump in and experience science first-hand.
Opened in 1905, the area surrounding the Dongdaemun Gate is a local landmark and a famous shopping district. Pick your way through the traditional markets and shopping malls. Get your last-minute souvenirs here!
Day 7: Home Time
Transfer to Incheon airport by coach. It might be home time, but it’s not over. Seoul’s advanced STEM world will follow you back to the classroom…and beyond!
Learn or improve coding skills.
Understand the telecom and internet provider industry, as well as how South Korea is so advanced in this field.
Recognise South Korea’s place at the forefront of modern science and technology through experiential learning activities, like visiting a school and participating in STEM lessons and interactive exhibits at Gwacheon National Science Museum.
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