The Seoul Diaries: Halloween in Korea

해피 할로윈! Yes, I am aware that I am writing this after the fact and that Halloween was almost a month ago. Still, I thought I would take the time to reflect on my experience of Halloween in South Korea this semester. Halloween as a Holiday In Korea, Halloween is celebrated a bit differently that…

The Seoul Diaries: Attending a Korean Wedding!

Howdy! Welcome back to my blog! I just finished up my midterms and am back to my usually-scheduled blog posts. In this one, I will be recounting my first experience attending a Korean wedding in South Korea (+ it was also my first wedding experience ever)! Upon Arrival For context, I was invited to this…

The Seoul Diaries: Faith’s Language Corner (언어 코너)

Hello or “안녕하세요!” It’s Faith 선생님 and today I will be reviewing some key phrases, terms, and slang words that I have picked up since being in South Korea. Knowing basic Hangul and the pronunciation of the letters will come in handy a lot, but I will try writing the romanization for the phrases. I…

A Beginners Guide to Life as an Exchange Student in South Korea

Entering my dorm for the first time felt so surreal – minus me sweating through my clothes from the gigantic hill and carrying my three suitcases up the stairs outside. I was so excited to be out of my quarantine hotel room. I was ready to get settled in. After filling out some dorm contracts…

The Seoul Diaries: Surviving the 14-day Quarantine

After watching the Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw movie 5 times in a row (it was one of my favorite movies ever pre-quarantine, but now I can’t watch it anymore because I’ve seen it so many times), Little Women 4 times, Girls Planet 999 episode reruns, and 10-minute long Korean infomercials for containers, blenders,…

The Seoul Diaries: Part 1

Hello! My name is Faith and I am currently in South Korea doing a 2-week quarantine. My major is International Studies with a minor in Korean and I will be studying at Korea University for 2 semesters. I got into learning the Korean language back in 2015 and haven’t stopped since. I love South Korean…

Dana: Never a Dull Moment

I have been in South Korea for exactly three weeks now, and I have not experienced any semblance of boredom whatsoever. Experiencing Seoul as an exchange student at Korea University is great, because there is always something to do, outside of studying of course. What stands out the most about Korea for me is definitely…

Dana: First Impressions of South Korea

  My first few days in South Korea definitely exceeded my expectations. Not only have the locals been extremely kind to me, but I can honestly say that I’ve almost experienced more in these past few days than I have experienced in my entire life. First off, as soon as I’d gotten settled into my…