As you are aware from the media, there have been recent reports of increased tensions on the Korean peninsula.
We’d like to reassure you that there is no increased risk in travelling to Korea as a result of this.
We recommend that you follow travel advisory updates on your own government website for travel to Korea and/or information directly listed on your country’s Embassy in Seoul.
List of embassies in Seoul:
We are not currently concerned about risks relating to the recent events.
I myself am an American citizen working and residing in South Korea for the past 20+ years.
The United States Embassy also released the following statement yesterday:
“From the U.S. Department of State: We have not recommended that U.S. citizens who reside in or plan to visit South Korea take special security precautions at this time. See our unchanged Security Message for U.S. Citizens in South Korea:http://www.asktheconsul.org/message04april2013.htm ”
Perhaps you might also consider asking the exchange students from your university who are currently here with us at HUFS and/or those who studied with us last summer / Fall Semester for some further insight, as they are all in constant contact with their friends and professors here.
If you have any further questions about travelling to Korea, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
See you soon in 2013 ISS!