Unexpected September 15, 2021

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 02/04/2021 to 06/21/2021 with

Yonsei University: Seoul - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about navigating a foreign country that felt familiar in ethnic culture, but was completely unfamiliar to me.

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? No

If I could do it all over again, I would not choose to study abroad during the pandemic.

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)

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? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner

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

  • 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Being able to explore Korea!
* What could be improved?
  • Community building
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how drastically the program would be impacted by Covid.

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:

Philosophy in East Asian Literature

Course Department: Philosophy and English
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Instruction Language: English
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Korean 1

Course Department: Korean
Instructor:
Instruction Language: English/Korean
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Irish Literature and Society

Course Department: English
Instructor:
Instruction Language: English
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Special Topics in English Lit.

Course Department: English
Instructor:
Instruction Language: English
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Korean Cinema

Course Department: Film/Exchange Student Dept.
Instructor:
Instruction Language: English
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Korean Economy

Course Department: Economics
Instructor:
Instruction Language: English
Comments:
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