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: Children’s Grand Park in Seoul

Unfortunately, my time in South Korea is gradually coming to an end. It is now my last week in Korea. It is for this reason that I must do everything I can within my power to enjoy every last moment before I return home. This past weekend, my roommate and I visited the Children’s Grand…

Dana: Yeouido

So far, I have been a student in South Korea for almost 2 months, and I have yet to experience any form of boredom. My all time favorite place to visit at the moment is Yeouido, more specifically, the ┬áHan River. Every single time that I have visited Yeouido, I had so much fun that…

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…