Category: Location

Cherry Blossom Season Has Arrived!

One of the things I remember looking forward to doing in Korea as I’d be here in the spring is to go see the cherry blossoms! As an onlooker of this season up until now, it always seemed pretty exciting, almost like an indicator of the turnover from gloomy days to lighthearted days. I was ...

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Wonders of Course Registrations

This semester, I am taking 4 classes to reach Drexel’s 12 credit minimum. This is my first semester taking anything less than 19 credits, so it feels like I have some free time for a change. So, I thought I would tell you about the wonders of SNU course registrations.  Course registration at SNU is ...

Korean Cafes I’ve Enjoyed Pt. 1

I can confidently say that I’ve visited more cafes in the few weeks I’ve been in Korea than in my entire life prior to studying abroad here. I think a large part of this comes from the fact that café culture is nearly nonexistent in the United States, but even then the nice cafes we ...

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Seoul Fashion Week

When filling out my study abroad application, one of my essays was about Seoul street fashion. I am really interested in the difference between why most Koreans seem to prefer dressing more modestly compared to American fashion. I was hoping to attend the Seoul fashion week 2021 =to meet and socialize with Korean fashionistas. Every ...

A Day at My Exchange University

Don’t get me wrong, I was still excited to see what my school experience could have been like by going to Hanyang University’s campus in-person; I’ve imagined how my experience abroad may have been different had I been attending classes in-person and living in the dorms on campus. To be quite honest, at the end ...

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A Day in the Life

I’m writing this on a Monday, which was a very long day for me. I have three classes starting from 10 am to 5 pm. One difference about keeping time in Korea is that they use military time, so I was initially confused when people have suggested meeting at “15 o’clock.” I had an advanced ...

Freedom! To Hongdae/Kondae!

I’m really not kidding when I say that I counted down until my first day out of quarantine very intensely. I believe I arrived in South Korea on a Saturday and was allowed to leave quarantine two weeks later on a Sunday at exactly noon. During this time, I had to report my temperature on ...

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Application and Visa

My study abroad application process certainly had its challenges. I initially was interested in applying to the Paris + London Dual City summer program, which would be a perfect fit because I am a D&M major. But after my best friend mentioned the possibility of going to Korea, since I’ve been dying to go there ...

Seoul’s Subway System

I was going to write a post about culture shock in Korea so far, but I realized I could write an entire piece or more on Seoul’s subway system. Growing up outside of Philadelphia and moving to the city for college was definitely a change for me and just getting used to using public transportation ...

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Drexel Finals Week!

So because of quarantine, we were required to come to Korea by February 13th which meant that I finished more than half of my winter quarter in Korea. The first two weeks of quarantine were fine because I didn’t exactly have a sense of time in quarantine. But when I moved to the dorm and ...