KU is worth every penny December 06, 2018

By (National University of Singapore / NUS) - abroad from 06/25/2018 to 08/02/2018 with

Korea University: Seoul - International Summer Campus

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learn that I can be independent and the experience abroad makes me step out of my comfort zone.

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.

The overall experience at KU was wonderful. The student volunteers were very helpful, help is very convenient and campus is beautiful.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Easy and fast

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Not applicable

* Food:

Food was very affordable. The free flow of eggs and noodles was a new experience

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The school trip to Korean Folk Village was very eye-opening and interesting.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Not applicable

* Safety:

Campus security is located at the entrance of every building

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

The experience in KU is very memorable and will definitely do it again

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)

Manageable

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $280
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? To ration the money properly for every week and make an effort to spend within the rationed amount

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

Korean is the main language used

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? Korean level 1
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? To be brave and try

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

  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local 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 amount of school trips available
* What could be improved?
  • more food choices
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The hidden tourist attractions

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.