For the Spring 2010 semester I will be studying abroad at Yonsei Univeristy in Seoul, South Korea.
Many people ask, “Why South Korea? Why Korean?”
I don’t really have a real answer for that question. When I first heard the Korean language being spoken I instantly fell in loved and started to teach myself the basics via the internet. I became so obsessed with the language and culture that when it came time for me to start applying to colleges I knew I wanted to go to a college where I could continue studying Korean. Stony Brook University was that college. Though the Korean Studies department is one of the smaller departments at the school, the faculty and staff are wonderful. I have learned so much from them.
Applying to Yonsei was a lot of work and the process took a very long time. I started in May and was not accepted until the end of November!
I was happy to find out that a friend from my Korean class also applied and was accepted to Yonsei University. As it’s my first time flying on a plane, we decided to book the same flights. We leave February 21.
I hope to update this blog with not only text, but with pictures and videos. I want to show my friends and family back home what a great and beautiful country South Korea is.
Please feel free to post comments on my blog entries. It will be nice to hear what you think about my trip. ^.^