Exciting experiences at Yonsei November 21, 2016

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 03/03/2016 to 06/15/2016 with

Yonsei University: Seoul - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This program was a great experience. I learned a lot about myself and the local culture. Through classes, clubs, and going into the city, I met people from all over the world. I wish I could have stayed for another semester.

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.

Only one course was as rigorous as Wellesley.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

On-campus housing was expensive, but the rooms were new and I had a private bathroom. Wifi could be unpredictable.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

The Yonsei Univ Hospital International Clinic was convenient and helpful.

* Safety:

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

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about $100/week. Could easily cut spending to $50/week as needed.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Always be prepared for unexpected expenses (emergencies, travel, spontaneous nights out, on-the-spot purchases)

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

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?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International 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?
  • Meeting people
  • City life
* What could be improved?
  • Communication with Yonsei administration
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Don't be afraid to reach out and make mistakes

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!