Great experience with Yonsei Summer Program! Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., Brandeis University) - abroad from 07/02/2013 to 08/08/2013 with

Yonsei University: Yonsei International Summer School

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was my first time going to a university at my home country. It was fun studying with my home students.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

It was great meeting new people and learning from professors all over the world. Academics were taken seriously but I would agree it is easier than a normal semester at your institution. Over, great summer!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very easy, the internet webpage was easy to navigate and apply for summer.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I didn't live on campus

* Food:

Food was great. There are cafeterias where they sell western food and also Korean food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Lots of international Korean kids and just a tiny bit of western kids. Overall culture wise, everyone spoke good English and people were nice

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I didn't not experience healthcare

* Safety:

School was very safe. There were local guards controlling the vehicles and people crossing the street.

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
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? 3rd year in college
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? just practice

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
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • making friends
  • meeting new people
  • eating Korean food
* What could be improved?
  • more international kids?
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew the campus better.It was very big and parking is also very expensive.

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!