Category: South Korea

Day-in-the-Life: Summer School in Seoul

Jessica Jha, ’23, is a Data Science major studying at Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea during the Summer Quarter 2022. My first class begins at 9am, and luckily my accommodation is only a 2 minute walk to the train station. It takes about 30 minutes to get to campus and I have to take ...

First Week in South Korea: Class Orientation and Exploring

First week is already done! It has definitely been a whirlwind of emotions and experiences. I am very glad the quarantine restrictions have been loosened so I didn’t have to waste time in a room by myself in isolation. So far, I have been able to get out to explore a bit, begin my classes, ...

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Photo Event

The SNU buddy program hosted a Group Photo Event as their last event. This event was fairly simple but it was one of my favorites. This was the first time we met in a group larger than four, as two buddy groups of four met at once, which was really a lot of fun. We ...

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Bangladesh and South Korea

Some of my favorite childhood memories from when I was in Bangladesh was all the time that it rained. This season in Korea is similar to the season in Bangladesh, the only difference being that in Bangladesh it never gets as cold. I feel like in the U.S there isn’t really a rainy season, but ...

Reverse Culture Shocks Back Home in Philly

Coming home kind of felt like I was again stepping into a foreign country except I knew the directions to my house. There were some things that immediately stood out to me that made me think both “ah, it feels good to be home” and “I wish I was still in Seoul”. No in-between. 1. ...

Saying Goodbye to Seoul

The last two weeks in Seoul were kind of spent in a frenzy of trying to do everything I wanted to do before I left for home and studying for finals. I also wanted to go back and re-experience some of my favorite memories and places. If it wasn’t obvious, I was feeling very sentimental ...

Zip-lining and Lava Caves in Jeju!

During my last full day in Jeju, my friends and I really tried to make the most of it! After eating a light breakfast at a café near our house we headed to the northeast side of the island to officially start our day with a bit of zip-lining. This was my first time ever ...

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Uniform Rental

After coming to Korea I’ve had a few unique and different experiences, but my Lotte world trip was probably one of the most interesting ones so far. So apparently it’s a tradition to rent a full school uniform and wear it to Lotte world. I have no idea why but I am going to take ...

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Lotte World

I think that me and my group of friends we are all just a trouble magnet. For some reason no matter how much we plan we somehow always manage to mess something up. We have been planning a trip to Lotte world for almost two weeks and everything was perfect, the weather was great (it ...

Innisfree Jeju Store, Green Tea Fields, and an Incredibly Scenic Beach

I remember having a lot of fun on this particular day and I think it’s because I like to give-in to the capitalist agenda; or rather I see red when there are particularly enticing souvenirs to be bought. There were so many Jeju-themed goods I encountered on this day and although some were gimmicky, it ...