Enjoy Korea Past Review

By (BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES., Presbyterian College) - abroad from 02/24/2014 to 06/20/2014 with

Hanyang University: Seoul - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It is a good program, but it could have been better. Especially for me, it is hard to keep in touch with email to Hanyng.

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 can choose variety of business classes there.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Compared to dorms in the States, it is a very small place to live in, but fortunately, I can live in a room of three people and these two roommates were not there. So, I can stay in a big room. If I have to stay with two other people in the room, it is very small.

* Food:

Food is cheap, but it is better to eat at the outside where you can have better food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Koreans are friendly. So, you won't have any problem or cultural shock in Korea.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I once had toothache late at night, and although the university has a hospital, the pharmacy doesn't even has a painkiller.

* Safety:

It is quite safe even to walk late at night

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)

Food costs about 3$ in a cafeteria whereas it might cost about $5-$7 when you eat outside.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Location of the campus
  • Community
* What could be improved?
  • Email communication
  • Course registration
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It is better to know some basic Koreans such as asking directions