An amazing unforgettable memorable exchange experience of my life. December 05, 2018

By (Queensland University of Technology) - abroad from 06/25/2018 to 12/18/2018 with

Korea University: Seoul - International Summer Campus

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that understanding ones culture is key to respect and tolerance. Korean culture being thought in Korea University a SKY University was an incredible experience.

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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.

my overall education experience was fantastic. I did beginning korean and i had the best teacher by the name of Kim Suk Gee to guide me through the course. She was very helpful and attentive.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

the program administration was helpful and attentive. As a student i had no issues with my time at Korea University.

* 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

I will do this program all over again because i made so many friends, I enjoyed the korean culture, i enjoyed the atmosphere of Korea University. The student representatives and my korean buddy were very friendly and helpful and were grateful to be our student representatives. Also, the executive team, they made the exchange programme so fun, that right now, i influenced four of my friends to come to Korea University for the winter exchange this coming December. I know they will have a wonderful experience thanks to all the parties that I have mentioned.

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? approximately USD 40
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Spend wisely, avoid spending too much money at tourist hotspots as food pprices are double as compared to anam

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? Beginner
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? german
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? Make friends with the language you are intending to learn so that you wil be able to be fluently quickly.

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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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • 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 course was fun and exciting
  • made friends of many nationalities and backgrounds
  • Gave me a Korean experience like no other
* What could be improved?
  • the desks in the classrooms was very narrow for me
  • i wish we had more time learning korean
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish that this program at my home university could be promoted more so that student s from my university will be excited that Korea University is a prestigious university.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.