I enjoyed a lot! February 27, 2020

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 03/04/2020 to 06/21/2020 with

Yonsei University: Seoul - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Since Yonsei University is a huge school with both genders, it was a great experience for me to widen my perspective.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

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:

School cafeteria was really cheap and the quality was great.

* 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

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)

Fairly easy for me because I lived with my family.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about $40 on food and $70 for other expenses
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Do not buy a lot in convenience store.

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

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? I am fluent in Korean and JPN231 is the highest level language course I completed before departure.
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+

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

  • Other
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • Community
  • Food
  • Professors
* What could be improved?
  • Resources for Visiting/Exchange students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish i had more information about the courses. There was an app for Yonsei students and I wasn't available to get it in, which would have been helpful if I could.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

NEO-CONFUCIANISM

Course Department: College of Liberal Arts
Instructor: Chung Hyun Jung
Instruction Language: English
Comments: I thought it was challenging because I've never taken East Asian Philosophy before. Teacher was well-prepared(she often gave out printed copy for the class).However, it was lecture-based class, so I didn't
Credit Transfer Issues: I want the full credit but I've gotten 0.8 credit for each in Wellesley