The best taste of Korean culture August 22, 2017

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 06/25/2017 to 08/07/2017 with

Yonsei University: Yonsei International Summer School

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Korean culture. Yes

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.

* 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? Yes

Yonsei University has the best location for international students to experience Seoul.

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? 160
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? go to the dinning hall instead of restaurants

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
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0

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?
  • location
  • food
  • people
* What could be improved?
  • class quality
  • academic challenge
  • caring for students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bring less cloth because I bought lots of clothing in Korea.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Media and Society

Course Department: Sociology
Instructor: Namkee Park
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The course was not challenging. Its content should be deeper, but the professor only talked about basic information that offered no inspiration about media and society.
Credit Transfer Issues: no
Course Name/Rating:

Contemporary Korean Culture Wave

Course Department: Sociology
Instructor: Steven D. Capener
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The course was not so challenging, but the content is very interesting.
Credit Transfer Issues: no