Category: South Korea

Night Life: Myeongdong!

The secret to a travel-filled study abroad experience? Try stacking most of your classes in two or three days weekly. With that being said, stacking classes is easier said than done, especially when you’re abroad. Language barriers, difficulty getting into classes, potential class overlaps, and Drexel equivalents are all factors that can make it hard ...

Step Out: U.S.; Step In: South Korea

Suitcases packed. Paperwork filled out. The excitement of leaving to a whole new adventure finally hits the night before my friend and I leave for the airport. Come to find out, a half and hour before we leave our houses, our flight had been delayed and we wouldn’t make our connecting flight; we would have ...

Seoul Searching: A Reflection

Coming into this experience, I was more nervous than excited.  I wondered, was this the right time?  Why did I want to go this year? Maybe I should wait another year.  I had fear of missing out on the life I felt like I was just starting to really nurture in Philadelphia. But, I am ...

The Mindset of Making Friends

In a previous post regarding first impressions of Seoul and Hanyang University, I expressed how it finally dawned on me that I am here in a foreign country by myself, without knowing anyone.  I spent the first few days before classes by myself, navigating through campus, trying my best to stay dry.  Like the rain, ...

Boat Cruise Along the Han River

The second school activity I participated in as a Hanyang International Summer School student was the boat cruise.  From the Jamsil Pier, we all piled onto the boat to cruise along the Han River and take in the sights. (the pier, welcoming us) Originally, the boat cruise was set for the first week, but because ...

The Classroom Experience at Hanyang University

Study abroad is all fun, but there is still the study portion to keep in mind.  Through the Hanyang University International Summer School program, I need to take three classes to stay a full-time student at Drexel.  This means I am taking three, three-hour classes from 9 am to 7 pm (with a one-hour lunch ...

Going to SM Town

Within the Hanyang International Summer School Program, Hanyang University allows students to choose up to three fun activities to go on.  One of the activities I chose to participate in was going to SM Town. SM Town is a place to experience all K-pop related-things from SM Entertainment.  SM Entertainment is an entertainment company that ...