The best time of my life in South Korea! Past Review

By (Business Adminstration, University of California - Riverside) for

Yonsei University: Seoul - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot from the host institution students because their hard work and well-shaped studying ethnics impressed me. Also, there were many positive lessons to be learned from the Korean culture such as truly caring for your neighbors. I cannot describe in words how grateful I am to have this opportunity to study abroad in Korea

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Workload is fair light since majority of the grades are based on tests. The grading system is straight scale with no curving. All the students perform very well so you cannot depend on a curve to help you out. I was surprised that the professors expect so much out of the students and do not give you tips on what would be on the test. They just say it could be anything. I found out that regardless of whether the professor gives tips or not, the students study every single thing that was mentioned throughout the semester.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were very friendly and fast.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

SK Global is the best place to dorm!

* Food:

Pick any of the restaurants, you will be happy.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Clubbing and backpacking! The country's so safe!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Korea's extremely safe. My friends and I could walk around at any time during the day or night without worrying about things. Just make sure you don't ride taxis alone at night.

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


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Hang out with Korean students.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • I loved EVERYTHING
* What could be improved?
  • N/A
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? This is the most fun you will ever have so live it up!

Individual Course Reviews

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Chinese Characters

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Instruction Language: English
Comments: Super easy if you already know how to speak Korean.
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Introduction to Pattern

Course Department: Fashion
Instruction Language: English
Comments: You learn how to make clothes. It's fun but long hours of classes. Easy A
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Introduction to Family

Course Department:
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The professor wasn't fun at all. The midterm and finals only have 25 questions of multiple choice and they are surprisingly hard.
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International Finance and Economics

Course Department: Economics
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Straight scale, you get tested on everything that you learned in class. It was hard but I learned a lot. The professor is very passionate.
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Interaction Design

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Instruction Language: English
Comments: You invent a product and build it from scratch. It involved so many hours and they teach you engineering material (working with PCB board, LED lights, battery, etc.) It's very difficult and tedious but I enjoyed this class the most because the professors were awesome!
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