March 11, 2017


This podcast is a showcase of the diversity of Seoul and its surrounding areas. Over two million non-Koreans call South Korea home. This number grows every year as the country continues to internationalize through travel, investment, finance, IT, culture, technology, and other sectors. At the center of it all lies Seoul, among the largest metro areas in the world.

We hope to include a broad range of individuals of every occupation from all over the world. If you’ve ever wondered what its like to live, work, travel, and study in Seoul, this is the show for you.

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Settlers of Seoul is hosted and produced by me, Arius Derr. I am a writer and editor at a major broadcast network in Seoul. My research focuses on Asian security issues, with particular emphasis on the Korean Peninsula and US foreign policy in East Asia. My work has appeared at the National Intelligence Council, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and NK News. I was previously a Research Associate in the Strategy Division of the US Forces Korea, Combined Forces Command and United Nations Command to United States Forces Korea. I have previous work experience with Hanwha Energy, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Idaho Department of Commerce. I hold a masters in International Security from Korea University and a bachelors in Political Science from Boise State University. My personal Twitter page is here.

NOTE: This podcast is currently on hiatus as I have temporarily relocated outside Korea to pursue a PhD at the ANU. Please see my research page here:

팟캐스트에 관하여

세틀러스 오브 서울은 서울과 서울을 둘러싼 지역의 다양성을 보여주는 팟캐스트입니다. 2억명이 넘는 외국인들이 대한민국에 거주하며 제 2의 고향이라 여기며 살아가고 있습니다. 이 2억이라는 숫자는 여행, 투자, 금융, IT, 문화, 기술 및 여러 부문을 통하여 대한민국이 국제화를 거듭함에 따라 매년 증가합니다. 그 중심에 서울이 위치하고 있습니다.

세틀러스 오브 서울은 전 세계에서 온 다양한 직업을 배경으로 가진 외국인들과 함께하기를 바랍니다. 서울에서 살아가며 일하고 여행하고 공부하는 것에 대해 궁금했었다면, 이 팟캐스트를 통하여 경험해 볼 수 있습니다.
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Cover photo used with permission by Wesley Chang. Check out more of his work here.