Taking A Train to Busan

After finishing all of my in-person midterms for this term in Korea I headed to Busan for a short weekend trip! It was exciting to finally go to a different city in Korea and taking the KTX/bullet train for the first time. I had been looking forward to this trip for a while, especially because ...

Exploring Bukchon Hanok Village

It quickly became apparent to me that I was in a city with a such a long history, especially compared to anywhere in America, and it was fascinating to see some very old palaces and general traditional buildings that have been preserved. I took a day to go to Bukchon Hanok village, a 600 year ...

Quepos and Manuel Antonio

Buenas todos! First, this picture is of Manuel Antonio beach, which is a little more touristy, but still beautiful; I will get into it more a little later. This past weekend, my friends and I finally went to one of the prettiest beaches in all of Costa Rica…Manuel Antonio. Where do I even start? My ...

A year and a half later than expected— I have made it to Europe!

It has been a dream of mine to study and live abroad, so sophomore year I applied to a bunch of abroad opportunities: a week-long ICA in Greece, a 5-week summer creative writing workshop in Ireland, and seriously considered an international co-op in Zimbabwe.  Within the first three weeks of March of 2020, all three ...

Zip-lining and Lava Caves in Jeju!

During my last full day in Jeju, my friends and I really tried to make the most of it! After eating a light breakfast at a café near our house we headed to the northeast side of the island to officially start our day with a bit of zip-lining. This was my first time ever ...

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Uniform Rental

After coming to Korea I’ve had a few unique and different experiences, but my Lotte world trip was probably one of the most interesting ones so far. So apparently it’s a tradition to rent a full school uniform and wear it to Lotte world. I have no idea why but I am going to take ...

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Lotte World

I think that me and my group of friends we are all just a trouble magnet. For some reason no matter how much we plan we somehow always manage to mess something up. We have been planning a trip to Lotte world for almost two weeks and everything was perfect, the weather was great (it ...

Innisfree Jeju Store, Green Tea Fields, and an Incredibly Scenic Beach

I remember having a lot of fun on this particular day and I think it’s because I like to give-in to the capitalist agenda; or rather I see red when there are particularly enticing souvenirs to be bought. There were so many Jeju-themed goods I encountered on this day and although some were gimmicky, it ...

First days in Jeju

After I finished my first final for this spring term in Korea, a group of four of us decided to head to South Korea’s largest and most popular island destination: Jeju! We arrived there in the early morning on a Friday in late May and were super excited to just dive in to exploring this ...

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My Experiences with Online Courses in Korea vs. the U.S.

I don’t mean to make such a generalized title, but I also thought writing out “Online Courses at Hanyang University In Seoul vs. Drexel University in Philadelphia” would be too specific. As an engineering major, I honestly didn’t know exactly what to expect when coming to Seoul and kind of thrust myself into engineering-related courses ...

Doctors Visit in Seoul

To preface, I am grateful that I was able to make such a great friend here, I consider her one of my closest friends now actually. Luckily, she is also a Drexel student so I will not be losing her to the mass that is the globe. Maybe it’s not to my greatest benefit that ...

Getting a haircut and perm in Seoul!

One of my main goals for this study abroad venture was to put in an effort to try things I wouldn’t be able to get done back at home in Philadelphia, so I decided that I wanted to get a completely new hair cut! It was always tough dealing with salons who wouldn’t really know ...

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Managing Homesickness

I never really thought I would experience homesickness before, but have come to realize that I did undergo a fair amount of missing home while abroad. I would spend some days in my room, mindlessly watching Tik Toks, reading fanfiction or watching a Chinese drama that I was a bit obsessed with. I honestly didn’t ...