안녕하세요! Hello!

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. ^.^

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One thought on “안녕하세요! Hello!

  1. Abigail Gomez says:

    thanks God I found this blog. Hiiiii my name is Abigail =) and I live in Houston Tx. I’m also in love with the Korean culture and plan to study in the same University as you. The thing is that I have no idea of how to start planning. From :
    Plane tickets
    Visa,
    Passport,
    Money
    Inside dorms ($$$$)
    Exam I have to take in order to be accepted
    clothing
    classes
    prices of the classes
    uff!!!
    there’s a lot.
    Could you be so kind to help me please 🐱
    gomzabigail23@gmail.com

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