Great Experience Past Review

By (International Relations And Global Studies, The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 07/03/2012 to 08/09/2012 with

CIEE: Seoul - Summer Korean Studies

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes it was worth. I've learned many new stuffs and met cool international students. Even though many students from US, it was great to have time spent in Seoul with them.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I could learn about North Korea by taking North Korea Foreign Policy class. It is a unique class because UT does not provide much academical information about North Korea. Over all, all the classes were well organized and easy to comprehend.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

* Was housing included in your program cost? No
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Use Cafeteria at Student Union building. All food cost less than 5 dollars.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Academic Program
  • Making new friends from all over the area
  • Experiencing Korean Culture
* What could be improved?
  • Knowing new friends prior to when class begins
  • Orientation was boring
  • nothing else
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I was satisfied with most of them. So I did not have things that is uncomfortable to me.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

General Chemistry

Course Department: Science
Instructor: Choi Mun Guen
Instruction Language: English
Comments: He is very friendly and tries as best as he can to explain the concept of general chemistry in easy way.
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Course Name/Rating:

Pre-Modern Korean History

Course Department: History
Instructor: George Kallender
Instruction Language: English
Credit Transfer Issues:
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North Korea Foreign Policy and Unification

Course Department:
Instructor: Kim Yong Ho
Instruction Language: English
Credit Transfer Issues: