An Unforgettable Summer with Korea University December 07, 2018

By (Singapore University of Social Sciences) - abroad from 06/26/2018 to 02/08/2018 with

Korea University: Seoul - International Summer Campus

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Apart from gaining knowledge from lessons taught in class, I undoubtedly gained invaluable friendships and memories over the course of the programme. I was exposed to Korea's rich culture and history, which greatly deepened my knowledge of the country as a whole and helped me share my experience with others interested in paying a visit to Korea. It was definitely worthwhile attending the programme.

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

There was an extensive list of courses to choose from, and cultural activities including visits to Boryeong's annual mud festival and a Korean Folk Village allowed us to experience Korea from different perspectives.

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)

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

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • I highly enjoyed the flexibility of the programme with regards to class timings. I was able to explore Korea in my own time as a result of such flexibility provided. Furthermore, the reasonable amount of coursework made the courses all the more manageable during my exchange in Korea.
  • I also thoroughly enjoyed the cultural activities that were planned for us, as they formed irreplaceable experiences that I would not have been able to experience in my home country. They also provided deeper insights into Korea's culture for those who were new to the country's culture overall.
  • The staff facilitating the entire programme were very hospitable and friendly, and always assisted students in a timely manner when necessary. Through this, I was assured that my stay in Korea would be a truly pleasant and smooth one.
* What could be improved?
  • There could be a wider selection of courses made available for students who wish to take on the 4-week programme, as the options offered previously was rather limited.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew beforehand that navigating Korea's subway stations involved climbing numerous flights of stairs at a time, which can be a challenge with heavy luggages on hand.