Category: Hanyang University

Spring Flower Festival at Yeouido Park

It officially became Spring a few weeks ago and with that comes the season of warmth and flowers! Since I arrived in Korea towards the later end of Winter, trees were pretty barren and flowers were something you had to go out of your way to find. For some reason, I didn’t expect Korea to ...

Finding Food: Hanyang Edition

No matter where you travel to, a country’s cuisine is always something to look forward to! Trying a bunch of different food is probably one of the most fascinating parts of any trip. You get to experience different dining styles and see what new dishes you’ll end up enjoying. What’s not to love? I’ve been ...

I’d like to order, please

It’s obvious that traveling to a foreign country after taking the minimal language course is not the most optimal choice if you’re trying to communicate well with others. I was often reassured by others that Koreans actually know a lot more English than we expect, and that everything would be labeled in English. To some ...

Shopping Galore!

Being away from home for over a month, I can understand how difficult it could be to budget, at least in the beginning. It’s a new country. It has new places to explore, new things to buy, and new things to try. All of this can quickly get really pricey and as college students, we ...

Weekend Trip to Busan: Part 2

Bus to Busan: the sequel! As I mentioned on my last blog post, my friend and I spent a weekend at Busan with the main focus of attending a Stray Kids event! To recap, we left our apartment in Sindang at around 9AM and bused to the Seoul Express Bus Terminal. From there, we bought ...

Weekend to Busan: Part 1

By the time this blog entry gets posted, I will officially have been living in Seoul for a month! Where did all the time go already!? After all the paperwork and documenting back in the United States, there is still one additional step! When you arrive in Korea, you have 90 days to apply and ...

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, ...