Tag: Drexel in South Korea: Hanyang University

Reverse Culture Shocks Back Home in Philly

Coming home kind of felt like I was again stepping into a foreign country except I knew the directions to my house. There were some things that immediately stood out to me that made me think both “ah, it feels good to be home” and “I wish I was still in Seoul”. No in-between. 1. ...

Saying Goodbye to Seoul

The last two weeks in Seoul were kind of spent in a frenzy of trying to do everything I wanted to do before I left for home and studying for finals. I also wanted to go back and re-experience some of my favorite memories and places. If it wasn’t obvious, I was feeling very sentimental ...

Zip-lining and Lava Caves in Jeju!

During my last full day in Jeju, my friends and I really tried to make the most of it! After eating a light breakfast at a café near our house we headed to the northeast side of the island to officially start our day with a bit of zip-lining. This was my first time ever ...

Innisfree Jeju Store, Green Tea Fields, and an Incredibly Scenic Beach

I remember having a lot of fun on this particular day and I think it’s because I like to give-in to the capitalist agenda; or rather I see red when there are particularly enticing souvenirs to be bought. There were so many Jeju-themed goods I encountered on this day and although some were gimmicky, it ...

First days in Jeju

After I finished my first final for this spring term in Korea, a group of four of us decided to head to South Korea’s largest and most popular island destination: Jeju! We arrived there in the early morning on a Friday in late May and were super excited to just dive in to exploring this ...

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My Experiences with Online Courses in Korea vs. the U.S.

I don’t mean to make such a generalized title, but I also thought writing out “Online Courses at Hanyang University In Seoul vs. Drexel University in Philadelphia” would be too specific. As an engineering major, I honestly didn’t know exactly what to expect when coming to Seoul and kind of thrust myself into engineering-related courses ...

Doctors Visit in Seoul

To preface, I am grateful that I was able to make such a great friend here, I consider her one of my closest friends now actually. Luckily, she is also a Drexel student so I will not be losing her to the mass that is the globe. Maybe it’s not to my greatest benefit that ...

Getting a haircut and perm in Seoul!

One of my main goals for this study abroad venture was to put in an effort to try things I wouldn’t be able to get done back at home in Philadelphia, so I decided that I wanted to get a completely new hair cut! It was always tough dealing with salons who wouldn’t really know ...

Going to Wolmido Island in Incheon!

I don’t remember exactly how the fellow Drexel kids and I decided to go to Wolmido Island, but we initially knew that we all wanted to go somewhere that we haven’t yet been to. Incheon is a big city right outside of Seoul that none of us had seen and the obvious first go to ...

Seeing the Korean Chicago Musical

Despite the fact that there are still restrictions on group gatherings and public dining (only groups of up to four people can gather in general, business curfews are at 10 PM, etc.), strangely enough to me, in-person musicals are still going on in Korea. I took full advantage of this, despite not knowing exactly why ...