An Experience that I would love to Revist December 03, 2018

By (Singapore Management University) - abroad from 06/26/2018 to 08/03/2018 with

Korea University: Seoul - International Summer Campus

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I definitely improved my language ability from just living in Korea and constantly speaking the language. Despite not attending any language classes, I was able to make good use of the Korean language by going out of my comfort zone to talk to local students in Korean.

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.

Classes were well balanced with the amount of other activities offered. Just a little pity that not all the activities were available for all due to the time slots.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I made my own arrangements. It was easy to do it yourself too.

* Food:

Cost of food is definitely cheap and good.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I got to interact with many Korean students and students from other countries and still keep in contact with many of them despite living in different countries!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

It's very safe and even till late at night, the streets are still brightly lit and people can be seen walking the streets.

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

I got to meet with many different people from different countries and being able to speak Korean, it was easier for me to integrate with the Korean local students and my Korean friends' families.

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)

It's even cheaper if you were to cook your own meals.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? less than $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cooking own meals and getting groceries from lotte supermart. It can be found everywhere and there is own near Sungshin Women's University which is very near to Korea University.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Liberty to choose programmes
  • Experience with International Friends
  • Korean cultural experiences
* What could be improved?
  • Having more slots for some activities like ice skating
  • Having more interaction with the local student population
  • Being allowed to experience club activites
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It might be better to stay in hostels nearer to school because most of your fellow international students will either stay really near to school or at the dorms. So meeting locations tend to be around Anam area.

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!