All posts by Danlin Zhao

Fighting Homesickness

After the dust begins to settle and the craziness of moving to a foreign country winds down, it becomes easy to start feeling a little homesick. As someone who had always lived at home with my parents, it was a huge leap to studying abroad for 4 months. Here’s the thing about moving out for ...

Preparing for Midterms

I can’t believe midterms is in two weeks already. It feels just like yesterday when I got on a plane to come to Korea. These weeks have been passing faster than I could have imagined. This might have something to do with the fact that my classes aren’t really work-heavy and that I made my ...

Spring Flower Festival at Yeouido Park

It officially became Spring a few weeks ago and with that comes the season of warmth and flowers! Since I arrived in Korea towards the later end of Winter, trees were pretty barren and flowers were something you had to go out of your way to find. For some reason, I didn’t expect Korea to ...

I’d like to order, please

It’s obvious that traveling to a foreign country after taking the minimal language course is not the most optimal choice if you’re trying to communicate well with others. I was often reassured by others that Koreans actually know a lot more English than we expect, and that everything would be labeled in English. To some ...