Category: Hanyang University

Living in Korea

Although I very much miss my parents and friends back in Philadelphia, there are 3 perks that I will miss about living in Korea and wish could be emulated back in the States. They may seem like such simple things, but I think they’re important when it comes to an ideal place to live in. ...

Shopping at Gangnam Terminal

Gangnam is known for their extremely luxurious and lavish products. International brand name stores could be found here, boasting the title of the home of the only official Apple store in South Korea. I’ve actually been told to skip out on visiting Gangnam as it just wasn’t college-student-wallet friendly. The once popularized song, “Gangnam Style” ...

And the results are in…

It has been approximately two weeks post-midterm week and I finally got my last exam results back. I had started studying two weeks prior to the exam date to compensate for my weekend Japan trip the right before the exams. You could tell midterm-week was approaching by how packed the study rooms were. Eyes were ...

Is This My Stop?

Wow! I’ve been in Korea for over 10 weeks now! Time sure flies! Reflecting on my experience so far, I realize I’ve been traveling around Seoul a lot recently. So, how do I usually get around Korea? Depending on where I want to go, I rely heavily on the subway system. If I can’t get ...

Four-day Weekend at Japan

Somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit growing up was Japan. Japanese culture made an entrance to my life early on once I discovered art and animation. It continues to influence my style in drawing and holds a near and dear part of my childhood. I figured since I was doing study abroad in Korea, and ...

Fun-dae in Hongdae!

Midterm week is finally over! After pulling all nighters to retain the material needed to past your exams, it’s time to wind down and have a little bit of fun! All students deserve it! A great place to do that with a friend or two? Hongdae! I’ve brought up Hongdae in a previous post, but ...

Cats, Dogs, and Coffee- Oh My!

An extremely trendy pastime around here is to sit back and relax in cafes around here. You could find a handful of coffee shops on every couple of blocks. You don’t need to look far for a quick pick-me-up. You may be thinking of a regular coffee shop, but we’re talking about Korea, so what’s ...