Great Summer at Seoul. September 07, 2018

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 07/03/2018 to 08/10/2018 with

Yonsei University: Yonsei International Summer School

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learn that Korean people are pretty polite to each other.

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.

The teachers are great at Yonsei. They have clear course syllabus and the clear organization of the overall causes.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The housing is great, and provides the bathroom inside each room.

* Food:

Korean food are so great!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Because I only know a little Korean.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?


* Safety:

Seoul is pretty safe.

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

Seoul is such a wonderful city with great facilities and entertaining activities. Yonsei is one of the top schools in Korea, and the academic atmosphere is great.


* 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)

The overall budget is same as in my home country.


* 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? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Convenience.
  • Good academic atmosphere.
* What could be improved?
  • Teach students more about Korea.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How Korean people live and eat, how they use their free time.