Korea is really fun! December 08, 2018

By (CUNY - Queens College) - abroad from 06/23/2018 to 08/04/2018 with

Korea University: Seoul - International Summer Campus

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about Korea. Also learning how to live by myself in another foreign country is also very valuable to me.

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.

Really fun courses but with some intensity to keep it competitive.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Very clean dorms and very convenient. A convenience store right around the corner.

* Food:

Cheap cafeteria food but also close to the city.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Only some slight communication problems. But overall I enjoyed being in Korea.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Seoul is a really safe country.

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

Really enjoyed my time there that I wish the program was longer than just 6 weeks.

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)

You can spend more than $200 plus if you are not caeful

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? A good $150 each week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't buy too much on the first few weeks.

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

The language class encouraged us to use Korean only during class.

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
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? Intermediate
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? Just use it more! Anywhere you go try to use the language!

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

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Food
  • Traveling
  • Meeting new people
* What could be improved?
  • Maybe allowed students to cook in dorm to save money
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That is was gonna be very hot

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.