It's been almost three weeks since I've left what I called my second home for 30 days and arrived back home in the U.S and I can't say the transition back has been all that easy. I tried my very hardest to make my last week in South Korea the best I could and not … Continue reading Bittersweet Goodbyes
Seoul, being such a lively city, you can only imagine what day in the life looks like. Now, imagine that, but at night. Nightlife in Seoul is a must see when coming to South Korea, you can't possibly spend all your nights stuck in your dorm studying (although most nights are spent that way), weekends … Continue reading Nightlife in Seoul
Among what most people know as Korean food, Korean BBQ (불고기), kimchi, and ddeokbokki/떡볶이 if you're into Korean dramas and tv shows, you notice these are the "staple" Korean dishes, however, coming to Seoul I was surrounded by so much more options than the typical Korean food you would be exposed to in the U.S. … Continue reading A Guide to Korean Cuisine, Cute Cafes and Famous Street Food!
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl5xQ-vAS2N/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link I’ve been home from South Korea for more than a week now. The time seems to have gone by so fast. It honestly did not feel like a month that I was away, and I was not ready to leave, that’s for sure. I met so many new friends, people, and tried many new … Continue reading Final Reflection
보령/Boryeong Mud Festival! One of scheduled activities at Hanyang International Summer was participation in Korea's famous Mud Festival in Boryeong. It's exactly what it sounds like, giants tubs and plastic pools, slides and obstacle courses all sharing one thing in common, mud. It was great. At first, one would think, "nah I'm afraid of getting … Continue reading Excursions and Encounters pt.II
On one of the four weeks of our program, we were able to visit the "countryside" southern part of Seoul, and scout one of the most beautiful and famous cities known for it's "사투리/satoori" (korean dialect), Busan. Busan is now known as the Metropolitan City and South Korea's second most-populous city with one of the … Continue reading A Trip to the Countryside: Busan
Ah yes, the topic every study abroad blog viewer is usually most excited to read about, excursions! And particularly, excursions in the beautiful South Korea! Where to even begin... The past 3 weeks I was blessed with the opportunity to see a lot of the city of Seoul, including, Gangnam, Myeongdong (the fashion district), Dongdaemun … Continue reading Excursions and Encounters pt.1
Learning it I must admit, coming to a foreign country, as exciting as it may be, it has its "setbacks". What many foreigners face when visiting another country is primarily the language barrier. Culture shock is a whole other story, but language is usually what can either make studying abroad an incredible eye-opening experience, or … Continue reading Korean as a Third Language
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlWxBIfAQ5M/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link For the majority of my stay in South Korea, I’ve been in the bustling city of Seoul. However, this past weekend I travelled to Busan. If you aren’t aware, Busan is the largest port city in South Korea, and the second largest city in the nation. It’s known for its famous fish markets and … Continue reading Overnight trip to Busan
Arriving at Incheon Airport All I could think of that first second I hopped off the plane was "Wow, I'm actually here!" It didn't hit me retrieving my luggage from baggage claim, it didn't hit me rolling through the airport halls to find customs, it didn't hit me when I met up with the rest … Continue reading Week 1 Highlights: I’m in South Korea!!!