Joyce Walpole: Summer in Seoul, South Korea

Year: Rising Sophomore Major/Minor: Economics (and hopefully a double major in International Studies)Program: EWHA Womans University Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where and why?I have! My mom is from the Philippines and I have family in Europe, so I have been to many different countries in Europe and Asia. My favorite countries I … Continue reading Joyce Walpole: Summer in Seoul, South Korea


Bittersweet Goodbyes

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

A Guide to Korean Cuisine, Cute Cafes and Famous Street Food!

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!

Excursions and Encounters pt.II

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