Honestly, the best summer program out there! December 02, 2018

By (Concordia University - Wisconsin) - abroad from 06/24/2018 to 08/05/2018 with

Korea University: Seoul - International Summer Campus

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I have gained a multitude of friends from across the world. I learned how to interact with people from outside of my country. Not only did I meet native Koreans, I also met people from the US, England, Singapore, and so many other countries. KU offers the best and does not disappoint.

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.

* 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

Korea University International Summer Campus is the best program out there. The university staff is the most helpful people you can meet and Korea University offers so much to the students. I can honestly say that traveling to South Korea was one of the best decisions of my life. The people are so kind and fun to interact with. There was nothing that I did not enjoy in South Korea.

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? $85
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Eat at the convenience store to save money.

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

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? None
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Watch a lot of Kdrama.

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

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • 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
  • The cultural activities
  • The country
* What could be improved?
  • Multi language security
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Contact with the person you are dorming with.