Some people were curious about my day to day life here in Gwangju, so I thought I would quickly explain. This is my schedule for the school week. The weekends vary. 6:50am -- wake up, use bathroom first before the little girls swarm in, pack my school bag, and go eat breakfast with host family. … Continue reading Korean Class + Daily Schedule
I have yet to write about my host family, and I am sure people are curious about who they are as they are my second family for two months. My host family has two little girls, in first and fourth grade, and a mom and a dad. There is also a little dog named 흰둥이, … Continue reading Host Family
Last night I got to attend a very special event celebrating the 241st anniversary of the U.S.'s Independence. This was my very first big State Department type event that I have attended, and it sure was an experience to remember. The Fourth of July reception was held at the Holiday Inn in Gwangju (상무지구) and … Continue reading Fourth of July with the Ambassador
A meal in Korea is generally much cheaper than in the U.S., and it often includes a much larger portion. Last time I went to Korea I gained weight because of the accessibility of food EVERYWHERE. Where I live in NH there are not many restaurants, and I could probably count how many there are … Continue reading The Korean 15?
As part of the CLS Korea program, each student chooses one of three culture activities: taekwondo, traditional art, or k-pop dance. I chose to take taekwondo this summer and am starting from a white belt. By the end of the eight weeks (lessons two times per week) we will have had enough training to take … Continue reading Taekwondo