Seoul Stays with You Even After You’ve Left

I have finally returned to the US, recovered from jet lag, and gotten over the cold I caught on my 14 hour flight back. My sleep schedule is finally fixed: I no longer get tired in the afternoon just to wake up at 3:00 AM with full energy. I am settling back into my routine at home. There are so many things I miss about … Continue reading Seoul Stays with You Even After You’ve Left

Saying Goodbye to South Korea

My study abroad program in Seoul finally comes to a close. After two days of preparing and studying for my final exams, we had our closing ceremony and I officially ‘graduated’ from EWHA. I received my diploma and had to say goodbye to my friends who I have grown so close to. I packed and checked out of the EWHA dorms and am now staying … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to South Korea

The Studying in Study Abroad

I only have classes from Monday to Thursday; we get Fridays off for field trips or free time. However, my classes do run long. Although I only am taking two classes this summer, my classes are both two and a half hours long. I begin classes at 12:30, and end at around 6:15. Because I am attending a summer program, classes are much more rigorous … Continue reading The Studying in Study Abroad

Taking a Step Back from the City Streets of Seoul

Seoul is an incredibly exciting place, most especially because it is so convenient. It is so close to different areas and different activities. I am studying at EWHA Womans University, located around the Sinchon area, and everything is within walking distance. I am taking two classes: modern history of Korea and beginning Korean. My modern history class is a lecture-based class, and my Korean class … Continue reading Taking a Step Back from the City Streets of Seoul

The Hassle of Travel and the Fun of Vacation

My trip to Korea was hectic . . . to say the least. My friends and I got to the airport after having been notified via emails and text messages that our first flight to Atlanta would be delayed for about two hours. No big deal! Spending an hour to check our bags in and get through long security lines are all part of the … Continue reading The Hassle of Travel and the Fun of Vacation

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 have been to so far are the Philippines, Japan, and … Continue reading Joyce Walpole: Summer in Seoul, South Korea