Category: South Korea

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How To Deal With Fear While Abroad

When I was in Seoul, Florida was hit by Hurricane Irma. 3.8 million people were told to not only to evacuate their homes but to leave the state entirely and so while in South Korea, there was not much I could do to help my loved ones stay safe back in Florida. The only consolation ...

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10 Phrases To Survive In Seoul

I've been living in Seoul for almost a month now and although I studied a bit of Korean before coming here, I found there were a lot of basic survival phrases that I had yet to learn. From shopping to ordering food, here are some simple and easy-to-learn phrases that have helped me get around: How ...

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Seoul Subway 101

I recently moved to Seoul, South Korea to study abroad at Korea University for the Fall semester. This study abroad was the first time I used the subway system since I’m from Florida, a place where subways don’t exist. I would like to imagine that there are other people out there who are as clueless ...

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My Experience With Classes In Seoul, South Korea

As I mentioned in my first article (see it here), I am a Senior majoring in English Education with a minor in Linguistics. I’m taking four classes (12 credits) at Korea University as part of a transfer program called International Studies Abroad. I knew quite a bit about South Korea and Korean culture before deciding to ...

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What I Learned My First Two Weeks in Seoul

I have been in Seoul for 2 weeks now so (of course) I’m still in that puppy love stage with South Korea. Everything is new, foods taste great, the views are breathtaking, and the people are beyond friendly. Classes haven’t started yet so I have been living the tourist life since I landed and let ...