Tag: South Korea

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 ...

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 ...