Tag: South Korea

Not Ready to Leave

This was the longest I had been away from home. Surprisingly, I was only homesick for maybe one day,  but I think my days were so busy between meeting new people, taking classes, exploring new cities, trying new foods that I didn’t have time to think about what I was missing back on-campus. Maybe because ...

“Graduation”, Jeju Island, and Singapore

At the end of the program, Hanyang had a closing graduation ceremony where we got to put on cap and gowns, see performances from the dance classes, hear speeches from professors, and overall commemorate the last couple of weeks spent together studying. Since I had taken the Korean Traditional Fan Dance class, I missed most ...

Must-Try Foods in South Korea

I’ve tried new foods every single day I’ve been here, so it’s hard to pinpoint just a couple, but I will try my best! First up is spicy stir-fried octopus – its Korean name is nakji-bokkeum (낙지볶음). Served with sides (called Banchan) such as Gyeranjjim (Korean Steamed Eggs), rice, bean sprouts and fried beef, spicy ...

Day-in-the-Life: Summer School in Seoul

Jessica Jha, ’23, is a Data Science major studying at Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea during the Summer Quarter 2022. My first class begins at 9am, and luckily my accommodation is only a 2 minute walk to the train station. It takes about 30 minutes to get to campus and I have to take ...

First Week in South Korea: Class Orientation and Exploring

First week is already done! It has definitely been a whirlwind of emotions and experiences. I am very glad the quarantine restrictions have been loosened so I didn’t have to waste time in a room by myself in isolation. So far, I have been able to get out to explore a bit, begin my classes, ...

Consider Studying Abroad

This article was originally posted here by student Elizabeth Le. As an incoming freshman, I was very excited to learn that studying abroad would be a viable goal to achieve at some point in my career at Drexel. I was not well-traveled coming into college, which made me all the more passionate about getting to ...

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 ...