Category: South Korea

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 ...

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Navigating Hanyang’s Hills

As my first week at Hanyang is coming to a close, I can easily say that the campus is more confusing than most. With 9 zones, 70 buildings, and 12 cafeterias, not to mention the many coffee shops and convenience stores on campus, it’s quite easy to find yourself lost. Usually with the HISS program, ...

Last Hurrah in Seoul!

Wow, time sure flies! I can’t believe it’s been 16 weeks and my time as a Hanyang student has come to a close! The last week was spent cramming for finals and finishing up the loose ends of final presentations, so it did not leave for much time for a last minute travel around Seoul. ...

Lotte World Folk Museum!

When visiting Lotte World last week, we were pleasantly surprised with the variety of activities we could engage in that weren’t the common amusement park rides. As mentioned in my previous post, Lotte World is more than just an indoor amusement park; it has a ton of interesting things to experience such as an aquarium, ...

Adventures in Lotte World Adventures!

Amidst final projects, presentations, and studying for final exams, it is always important to take a break and do something enjoyable! What better way to do so than an amusement park? Recently, my friend and I visited Lotte World Adventure, an indoor theme park located in Jamsil. Currently, this theme park has the largest in-door ...

It’s June Already?!

I can’t believe it’s already June! Do you know what that means? Yes, final papers are due, final presentations are coming up, and finals are quickly approaching! Time management is important during this time as you’ll find yourself having a paper due one day and an exam the next. If you aren’t able to manage ...

Fly to the Sky!

Looking for a beautiful view of Seoul? Korea has plenty of tower observatory decks where you and your friends, family, or significant other can relax and enjoy Seoul from a a different viewpoint. My recommendation landmark? N Seoul Tower in Myeongdong, also know as Namsan Tower! When visiting Myeongdong, I suggest making a small stop ...