It has been an unforgettable and enriching summer! December 05, 2018

By (Nanyang Technological University) - abroad from 05/28/2018 to 08/03/2018 with

Korea University: Seoul - International Summer Campus

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was my first time working abroad and it really opened my eyes to a different style and environment! Some how the short term in school made me extra motivated to work very hard!

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The amount of work load in the 4 week internship and then the 6 weeks programme is pretty reasonable.

* 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

It is my second time/year doing a summer programme in Korea, and that explains a lot!

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? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Check and be well packed before you fly!

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

Only during internship!

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? -
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Watch dramas, tutorials, and practice with friends if possible!

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?

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  • 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?
  • Concise
  • Fun
  • Fruitful
* What could be improved?
  • Notify more before we fly there
  • Notify earlier so we can get air tickets and accommodation earlier (cheaper)
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That the internship at Lotte is split into 2 weeks per department and both departments have got dress code to abide to! (I had to spend money there getting clothes I already have in Singapore but did not know I had to bring!)

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Introduction to Modern Korean Art

Course Department: Korean and East Asian Studies
Instructor: Charlotte Horlyck
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was challenging for me because the subject matter is pretty foreign to me, but I really enjoyed the field trips planned and I got to see so many things in physical form instead of just on screen in class!
Credit Transfer Issues: No issues, just got to be prepared and imagine yourself as the person transferring your credit -- provide as much info as you can!