Summer of a lifetime Past Review

By (University of Massachusetts / UMass - Boston) - abroad from 06/26/2017 to 01/06/2018 with

Korea University: Seoul - International Summer Campus

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a lot of network, met new friends from different countries, and change my perspective on life. It was so worth it, I have met many amazing person, and met the most amazing girl who happen to live in the same state as me

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Great teachers from all around from different countries. Help me a lot and got me through the classes I needed

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The staff were very helpful, everyone formed groups so we all made friends from different countries. GROUP 9 and Group 10!! always and forever

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I did not live there when I was there but in 2015 I did. The rooms were very cozy and the remote is very self explanatory. Plus a great view of Anam!

* Food:

Food, is the best there. Amazing and cheap. Very helpful when you don't want to use much money to eat.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Great programs were added by KU. The classes and activities gave me a better understanding in Korea.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?


* Safety:

No matter where you go, Korea is very safe.

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

I've done it 2 times before and will do it again. Once in 2015 and 2017


* 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)

It was very easy, everything there was soo cheap.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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 people
  • Enviorment
  • Culture
* What could be improved?
  • More classes
  • More activities
  • More free items
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew everything was going to be fine, and nothing to be nervous about.

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!