A Guide to Help Reduce Bus-Taking Anxiety

Similar to how many others would feel taking public transportation in a new country for the first time, I was very nervous before I took my first bus ride in Korea. This may have also been due to my own personality, as I was also very nervous taking public transportation for the first time when ...

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Mall Date With Self

So today I had my second midterm at 9 am, and right after taking the exam I went right back to sleep and woke up around 2. The weather was absolutely beautiful today. I was desperate to leave my room but my friends were all busy studying for their midterms. After coming to Korea I’ve ...

Korean Cafes I’ve Enjoyed Pt. 2

And the quest to continue finding interesting cafes continues!! As I am nearing the 2 month mark of me being in Korea I feel as if I’ve been to so many cafes regularly during the week that their qualities are starting to meld together and the initial shock of having an abundance of great cafes ...

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Hiking at SNU

I don’t know if I ever mentioned in my previous posts but the SNU campus is ridiculously big. It is a whole city in itself, it has a literal bus going around the campus and its own ”SNU STATION.” Today, I went hiking on campus. The starting point was the engineering building, which is a ...

Korean Convenience Stores

I should start by saying the number one thing I wish I could bring back with me from Korea is an entire convenience store. I don’t know, I never really found American convenience stores very useful in my daily life back home, but thinking about leaving behind the perks of having Korean convenience stores is ...

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My Classes at SNU

So this quarter I am taking 12 credits, and I’m only taking elective classes. So I guess I will give you an overview of those classes: Feminist Aesthetics and Arts – I have come to love the teaching style of my professor for this class. The way she teaches new concepts is so energetic throughout ...

Cherry Blossom Season Has Arrived!

One of the things I remember looking forward to doing in Korea as I’d be here in the spring is to go see the cherry blossoms! As an onlooker of this season up until now, it always seemed pretty exciting, almost like an indicator of the turnover from gloomy days to lighthearted days. I was ...

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Wonders of Course Registrations

This semester, I am taking 4 classes to reach Drexel’s 12 credit minimum. This is my first semester taking anything less than 19 credits, so it feels like I have some free time for a change. So, I thought I would tell you about the wonders of SNU course registrations.  Course registration at SNU is ...

Korean Cafes I’ve Enjoyed Pt. 1

I can confidently say that I’ve visited more cafes in the few weeks I’ve been in Korea than in my entire life prior to studying abroad here. I think a large part of this comes from the fact that café culture is nearly nonexistent in the United States, but even then the nice cafes we ...

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Seoul Fashion Week

When filling out my study abroad application, one of my essays was about Seoul street fashion. I am really interested in the difference between why most Koreans seem to prefer dressing more modestly compared to American fashion. I was hoping to attend the Seoul fashion week 2021 =to meet and socialize with Korean fashionistas. Every ...