I started writing this post on the plane ride back from Korea back in late-August, but never ended up finishing and posting it. So here goes! (Also I know some CLS prospective students will be searching for CLS blogs and creeping around my site). At the end of the CLS program we had a 졸업식 … Continue reading 졸업식, Graduation Ceremony
The last week I was studying in Gwangju my NSLIY Seoul host family came to visit me a final time before I travelled back to the U.S. They came on a Monday and left the following Tuesday, and it really meant a lot to me that they drove four hours to come see me. It … Continue reading NSLIY Host Family Visits Gwangju!
This past weekend on Saturday I went with my host family to Yeosu (여수) which is a coastal city on the very Southern end of the Korea. It was a gorgeous day, but as Korea summers are, it was also incredibly hot. That Saturday was South Korea's 20th day of heat warnings in a row. … Continue reading 여수 Yeosu
Before Typhoon Noru sweeps in this coming Monday, my host family and I decided to make a quick beach trip to 율포해수욕장 which is a beach on the southern coast of South Korea. Two years ago I visited Busan's famous beach, 해운대, with my NSLI-Y cohort but we went during May and it was too … Continue reading 율포해수욕장 Beach Trip!
Here's a quick post on some highlights from Week 6 of my CLS Program! Monday: Went to a PC 방 for the first time! Basically gamers in the U.S. have no idea what they are missing out on. It cost 3,200원 (3 U.S. dollars) to play basically any video game you could possible want for … Continue reading Week 6 Recap
Supposedly we are nearing the end of the 장마절, rainy season, but it is still incredibly humid. On a good day the humidity is in the 80 percentile, and on a not-so-lucky day the humidity could hit 97%. I have to admit I searched online why I am not standing in a puddle if the … Continue reading Going against the tide (biking, soccer, some frustrations)
For this blog post I have decided to write a daily highlight... I cannot believe we are already half way through our program! Monday -- After class I went to the Gwangju National Museum (광주국립박물관) with Paula and Peter. The museum featured prehistoric and ancient history from the Jeolla-do area (south west of South Korea). … Continue reading Week 4 Highlights
It feels like I have been in Korea for several months... each day is packed full of activities, studying, bus riding, friends, travel. The first weekend I got here was actually just a Sunday which I spent getting to know my host family. The following weekend I went to visit my NSLI-Y family in Seoul. … Continue reading Gwangju Weekend
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