What To Expect The First Week Studying Abroad

Experiences During The First Week Studying Abroad After I arrived in South Korea I went to the nearest Daiso store almost every day.  I was prepared to study abroad I wasn’t prepared to live on my own.  Imagine you’re moving into a new apartment what are the products you will need to purchase; close hangers, a broom, shower slippers the list could go on. However, … Continue reading What To Expect The First Week Studying Abroad

Breaking Down Cultural Barriers In Seoul South Korea

How To Stay Warm During Winter In South Korea

No Heat & No Flannel Pajamas!  Lesson Learned. Since, the weather keeps reverting, rain and snow in some parts of the United States when it should be getting warmer outside, I want to go back to something that happened during my first Winter at Hankuk University dormitory I forgot to post. My heart went out inside my dorm room.  At first, I thought I just … Continue reading How To Stay Warm During Winter In South Korea

The Last Hurrah: At Least For This Trip

Seoul, South Korea Expat Finality My last month in South Korea I would go on a trip every weekend to eat lunch and have dessert.  I liked combining the two, like when I went to my first vegan festival.  I shared this recurring theme with another friend who lived in Korea. What were my plans for returning to the United States was a recurring question … Continue reading The Last Hurrah: At Least For This Trip

Breaking Down Cultural Barriers In Seoul South Korea

Breaking Down Cultural Barriers In South Korea

예뻐요 at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies I continued taking Korean Language class even though I realized that it would take longer than I initially believed.  One caveat about immersing yourself in another culture is that a part of you wants to hold onto your own culture. In a country where beauty is considered thin with pale skin, both of which I don’t have or want … Continue reading Breaking Down Cultural Barriers In South Korea

Hankuk University Cherry Blossoms

South Korea School System

Final Exam At Hankuk University My semester at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Korean language program was coming to an end.  The teacher wrote on the blackboard the schedule for the finals.  This test would determine if I could transfer to level 2.  I couldn’t believe what she wrote on the board.  The test would be held over the course of the next three days. … Continue reading South Korea School System

The Painters: Hero In Seoul

The Painters: HERO in Seoul

The Painters: Hero Experience The Hankuk University class created a WeChat App group chatroom in case any of us were ever absent.  We used the chatroom to text each other about the material covered in class and the homework assignment.  Mostly, the chatroom was used by our teacher to remind us about our homework assignments.  As part of the Universities extracurricular program, we were told we … Continue reading The Painters: HERO in Seoul