Category: South Korea

Episode 9: Visiting the Dog Cafe

Before coming to Korea, I did my research on the plethora of unique “themed” cafes that are super popular in Korean culture. Out of all of the themed cafes I researched, one of the ones I was looking forward to visiting the most was the dog cafe! Animal cafes are very popular in Japan and ...

Episode 8: Noryangjin Fish Market

Once I heard my SNU Buddy Group was going to take us to Noryangjin Fish Market, I had mixed feelings. On one hand, I was super excited to visit the market since it’s another place in Seoul I’ve always heard about! Supposedly it’s the biggest seafood/fish market in the Seoul area. But on the other ...

Episode 7: Getting Lost in Hongdae

After going to the Trick Eye Museum in Honda for the first time, I knew I had to come back to explore Hongdae in its entirety. I was entranced by it. Hongdae is another of Korea’s university neighborhoods, as Hongik University is located there. What’s so special about Hongdae is the nightlife it offers — ...

Episode 6: Dongdaemun LED Roses, Hongdae Trick Eye Museum, DIY Ddeokbokki

You guys are in for quite a treat this week! In this episode, I recap my experiences visiting the beautiful LED Roses in Dongdaemun, hilarious adventures at the Trick Eye Museum in Hongdae, and mouth-watering DIY Ddeokbokki in between. Are you ready? First up, LED Roses. This is a must-see for anyone visiting Seoul, in my ...

Episode 5: Exploring Ewha Women’s University

I’ve always known Ehwa Women’s University to be a popular neighborhood in Seoul, known for its cute themed cafes and street shopping! When I got to actually explore the E-Dae area, I was obsessed. Ewha is not only a prestigious women’s university, but also a popular tourist attraction — all shops, restaurants and businesses in ...

Episode 4: A Typical Week at SNU as an Exchange Student

So, besides the bigger events that the SNU College of Business plans for us foreign exchange students, we also have an amazing group of Korean students called SNU Buddy who plan events for us and help us make our exchange experience in Korea as meaningful as possible. SNU Buddy has been such a major part ...

Episode 3: Seoul City Tour

One thing about the SNU Exchange Program I’m absolutely thankful for is that there are so many orientations, activities and events held to welcome us foreign exchange students. In this episode, I go on a Seoul City Tour with my fellow Business majors, hosted by the Seoul National University College of Business! A large tour ...