I did not know what to expect, which made every experience exciting and new! Past Review

By (Xavier University of Louisiana) - abroad from 06/28/2017 to 07/28/2017 with

Seoul National University: Seoul - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how different cultures can be and how to act a certain way. Yes, the culture clash is something one must experience oneself to fully enjoy.

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.

* 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

The students and professors were nice and helpful.


* 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)

The program itself is not expensive, but one must be wary about the cost of food and transportation.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? ~$150-200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Set up a bank account, a T-money card, and transfer money all in Korea.


* 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? None
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? Latin II (High school)
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? Use your skills in restaurants where most of the waiters/waitresses would know some english.

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?

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?
  • The Food
  • The Field Trips
  • People
* What could be improved?
  • Meal/other Plans
  • More Field Trips
  • Clarification in events
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The full cost and the intensity of class.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Korean Language 1

Course Department: International Department
Instructor: Prof. Sook Young MOON(SNU) et al.
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The classes were enough of a challenge for one to have to study for the classes, but barely. It had 2/3rds the rigor of a normal class with the leniency of only being thrice a week.
Credit Transfer Issues: One must order their transcript personally to be sent to one's university.