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Korea has almost everything that the Western World has. There are many western food restaurants as well. Some things that are more difficult to find are items like deodorant, tampons, and for bigger people, large sized undergarments or shoes. For new comers, here’s Teacher’s bus’s recommended packing list:

Essentials
   - Money to survive until you get your first paycheck (we suggest about 500 USD).
   - Clothing for 4 seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter)
   - we recommend you to contact your school and find out the dress code in advance.

Optional:
   - Power converter: Korea uses 220V so, if you are bringing 110V electric plug-ins (you can also find these in Korea with a bit of searching)
   - Swimming Suit
   - Towel: Most towels in Korea are fairly small
   - Toothpaste (with Fluoride)
   - Spices
   - Vitamins
   - Bed Sheets: Find out the size of your bed advance (Larger sheets are difficult to find)
   - Laptop computer
   - ESL Resources - Sometimes it is hard to find Big Picture books, English Songs, Flash Cards..etc
   - Big size clothing and shoes: You should go to Itaewon in Seoul for those specific items.
   - Deodorant,

Bringing Dogs to Korea
It is possible to bring pets from home to live in Korea with you. However, if you are unprepared to deal with paper work and veterinarian bills, then I wouldn’t recommend it. Coming from most countries all that is required is a federal veterinarian certificate and a valid rabies vaccine administered at least 30 days prior to departure (keep in mind that you also need a valid rabies vaccine to return to your country, so make sure it’s valid for more than one year). Depending on the dog’s size, the airplane company will charge a flight fee for your pet (ex. A 15lbs dog costs $300 CAD one-way). You must also keep in mind that not all accommodations in Korea allow for pets, so be sure to let your recruiter/school know well in advance that you plan to bring one.

You will have to contact your air company and reserve a place for your pet. Also, each company has different requirements for pets to meet before flying, so be sure to ask about those (for example, kennel size, feeding times, required documents, etc.). Be sure to arrive at the airport early to board your pet safely and ask any last minute questions before the rush of people gets there. Once you arrive at the Korean airport your pet has to be examined by the veterinarian there. They are also the person to whom you present your federal veterinarian certificates and rabies vaccine record. If, for any reason, a rabies vaccine has not been administered more than 30 days before departure, the animal is required to stay in quarantine until 30 days has passed.

Some things to consider when bringing a pet to Korea are:
   - Do you plan on doing a lot of traveling, and if you do, what will happen to your pet when you are gone?
   - Is your pet housetrained?
   - Dog food is different in Korea, does your pet easily adapt to food changes?
   - Many Koreans do not like dogs, are you ok with that?
   - Is your dog a loud barker?
If, after answering all these questions, you still want to bring your pet, then that’s great. Just follow the steps above, and you should have no problem bringing your pet here.

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