All posts by Nelly Saad

Final Words From Seoul

As the program comes to an end I’ve compiled a series of advice and tips to spending the month in Seoul. Upon arriving at Seoul, it’s really easy to get to Hanyang from the airport. Instead of paying 80,000+ won on a taxi, you can take the subway for about 2,000-3,000 won. The only time ...

Getting Sick in Seoul

As you should always be prepared when travelling, study abroad is no exception. Especially being so far away from home, you may find it increasingly difficult to seek medical attention. After watching my friends get sick, followed by myself getting sick, here’s an all you need to know guide about getting sick in Seoul. First ...

Cultural Cues

Upon arriving in Korea, I did not notice many cultural differences, between the states and Korea. Naturally, as a first-generation American, I know the differences between my culture at home and at school, but readjusting to a new school, where the students are more literally from around the world it’s important to recognize not only ...

Korea’s Natural Spa

During the Hanyang University Summer School, you get to choose up to three activities for free and one of the most popular activities to do is the mud festival. You can choose to go the mud festival one of two days (or both days if you really want to) and it’s a good way to ...

Mastering Seoul’s Subway

When I first arrived to Seoul, I was absolutely terrified of the subway system. Two weeks later of course, I realize how ridiculous that was. Seoul has one of the best subway systems I have ever experienced during my travels. If you miss a train, the next one comes in five minutes or less. There ...

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Snacking in Seoul

Finding something to eat at Hanyang University is never a challenge. At Hanyang University, there are twelve coffee shops, twelve cafeterias, and eleven convenience stores. Not to mention that some of these cafeterias have multiple levels and a dozen different “stops” to choose from. Make sure you grab a map during the student orientation because ...

Mastering Ceramics

One of the classes I registered for at Hanyang University and wanted to document was the Ceramic Arts class.  As ceramics is an ancient art and quite special to Korea’s history and culture, there is no better place to learn it. This class filled up almost instantly and the summer institute had to add slots ...