Category: Spring 2021

Struggles of a Student in Quarantine

This post is dedicated to the endless frustration I felt during quarantine, and still feel now to an extent. Although being in a foreign country can help you realize what your home country lacks in certain cultural or infrastructural aspects, there are still many struggles to be experienced abroad no matter where you are. In ...

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20th Birthday In Korea

My 19th birthday was the last time I went in 2020 before the pandemic put us under lockdown for a year. Exactly a year later was the first time I went out in months. My quarantine finished and so I moved into SNU’s dorms, through which I met a few people who already planned to ...

About Quarantining in South Korea

Ahhh, quarantine. I’m so glad it’s over and I’m so glad I’m writing this while out of quarantine because I feel as if I had so many stray thoughts during the 2-week period that my blog post would have been so convoluted with random happenings that were irrelevant to the MEAT of the experience…..anyways… I ...

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My Journey to Korea

Hi, my name is Najifa. I’m a Designing & Merchandise major and I’m going to South Korea, I will attending Seoul National University for my spring term of 2021. I am a sophomore this year. I am a Bangladeshi first-generation college student The reason I chose to go to Korea is because I’m completely obsessed with their ...

Studying Abroad Amidst Covid-19: The Long-awaited Departure to South Korea

When I had walked into the study abroad office on a whim a little over a year ago, I truly did not know what I was getting myself into. I was just an innocent freshman studying in the Academic Building, who decided “I think it would be convenient to go as a sophomore next spring ...