The Seoul Diaries: A Foodie’s Paradise~ Part 2

Hello again! In this blog post, I will be giving you the other half of my top 5 favorite restaurants thus far in South Korea list that you must try if you ever visit. ** this list is in no particular order** 6. 내가찜한닭 This franchise restaurant can be found just about anywhere and it…

The Seoul Diaries: Christmas in Korea

메리 크리스마스 여러분! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All! I have just finished celebrating Christmas in South Korea and it was very fun. This blog post will be a bit short, but I want to cover all the things that I experienced this past weekend. Christmas Cake Culture Little did I know that the…

The Seoul Diaries: Winter Has Come

Shiver me timbers because winter weather has finally arrived in Korea. I also have just finished up my final exams so I am excited to be done for the semester! In this blog, I will be putting together some items that are essential if you want to survive the freezing weather, possible sicknesses, and even…

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…

The Seoul Diaries: Culture Shocks

Hello! Welcome back to my blog posts! It already has been almost a month of me living in South Korea, so I thought I would quickly discuss some of the culture shocks that I have had and helpful information or skills that I have learned so far! These things would be good to know if…

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: 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…

SUMMER IN SALERNO: the “study” in study abroad

We all know that studying abroad is a fantastic opportunity where you get to experience different food, cultures, and overall just gain a greater sense of the world around us. But, among the glitz and glamour that surrounds the idea of traveling to a new country comes the part that you’re really there for: studying….