A place where you can explore anything and everything! August 30, 2022

By (Neuroscience, The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 06/20/2022 to 08/04/2022 with

Yonsei University: Yonsei International Summer School

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to make the most of my time in a new environment and to explore as much as I can when abroad. Whether it's connecting with locals or trying out new foods, I enjoyed learning about everything that I could in my day-to-day interactions.

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.

The professors were very understanding and open to answering all questions that we had about the subjects that they were teaching. They really trusted us as students and were flexible with our assignments and understanding that we were balancing academics and exploring the culture in South Korea.

* 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?

It was not as much of a culture shock as I thought it would be and they were very foreigner friendly.

* 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

The program was located in a modern area where we could visit cultural areas as well as more modern ones and the content of the courses piqued my interest.


* 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? 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?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • cultural immersion opportunities at the university
* What could be improved?
  • dorm environment
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I studied more Korean before I arrived since it made daily interactions a lot easier.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.