I've got a fantastic abroad experience in Ewha. July 29, 2016

By (The Education University of Hong Kong) - abroad from 06/21/2016 to 07/20/2016 with

Ewha Womans University: Seoul - International Co-ed Summer College

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I got better understanding of Korea by my experience and observation. I got many new friends from all over the world. I tired to visit different places by my self. I've grown a lot and literally learnt al lot.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Ewha provided us a perfect summer program and it means a lot for me. Thank you for your service, especially Mimi.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The dorm in Ewha are really nice! I like those French windows and the way you decorate the room. I can say it's the most comfortable and beautiful dormitory I've ever stayed in.

* Food:

Fantastic! There's nothing more to say!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Seoul is not really a fast-tempo city. Maybe that's why the people here are really patient and kind. I got help from different local strangers for several times. And Korean culture richer and more interesting than I expected.I got soo much different expeirence there.

* 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

Everything is perfect for me. I do love Ewha!

Finances

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 1500

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

People in Seoul were really nice even though I couldn't speak any Korean. And using English in Ewha seemd to be convenient enough. But I think if I want to communicate with people there better and get deeper understanding of Korea, I should study Korean.

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 0
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* 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?
  • The whole staff in Ewha
  • The arrangement of the field trip
  • The meaningful courses
* What could be improved?
  • Many students could not finish the Kimchi they made by themselves during the Kimchi trip. I think wasting food is not very good. Maybe it will be better if you can change it to make Kimbab or something else next time.
  • I hope the international students can get more opportunities to get along with their peace buddies.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I know a lot about Ewha and Seoul. And I have to say that I've fell in love with this university and this city.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Korean 1

Course Department:
Instructor: Song Yukyung, Joo hyunha
Instruction Language: Korean
Comments: I uesd to believe that Korean was really really difficult. After I took this course, I found that it was diffucult but interesting. and the teachers are really nice.
Credit Transfer Issues: Language is the carrier of culture. If you are interested in Korean culture, learning standard Korean in Korea is a great choice.
Course Name/Rating:

Traditional Korean Music

Course Department:
Instructor: Yusun Kim
Instruction Language: Korean, English
Comments: It's a good opportunity to learn about traditional Korean songs and some triditional instruments. This course requested a high degree of participation. We didn't have any paper or exam but we had to do individual performance and collective performance. Practicing everyday sometimes could be a little bit hard. But finally I realized that the time I've spent with the whole class meant a lot for me. It's an important and unforgettable experience.
Credit Transfer Issues: