Metta Ratana, Marketing Communication Short Course at Duksung Women’s University, South Korea (Summer 2016)
Studying abroad seemed impossible until the email from BINUS IO landed on my inbox. First of all I want to say thank you very much to Duksung Women’s University and BINUS UNIVERSITY for giving me the opportunity to join “Discover Korea at Duksung” summer course. Actually, it was my first time to go overseas and study abroad. I was so nervous at that time. But in fact, going overseas is not as scary as you might think! It’s very exciting! 한국에 있어서 행복해요 :) (Happy in Korea).
Even though the program was quite short, it was the sweetest two weeks. In this program, we learned so many things about Korea, especially language and culture. We had nine sessions of Korean Language Class, along with City Tour, Mountain Tracking, Korean Pop Culture class, Making Bibimpap (Korean Food), Korean Movie Night, Experience Taekwondo, and Boryeong Mud Festival. I got to experience living around the people who talked in various foreign languages and learned to adapt in a different environment.
Besides many cultural activities from the program, we also had a lot of free time! We could go anywhere we wanted with our international friends and buddies. We visited so many places, such as Myeongdong, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Insadong, Bongeunsa, Hangang Lotteworld, Jjimjilbang Place (Korean Sauna), Norebang (Karaoke), Itaewon, Hongdae, and Namsan Tower. Each place we visited and each activity we had comes with their own priceless stories!
I can’t write every experience, funny moments, and good memories I had in Korea. It was an amazing experience, thanks to all of the buddies and international friends! I am sure they had made my Korean experience special and different from those who travel to Korea for holiday. We cherish our friendships and hope our sweet memories would last forever! :D 감사합니다! (Thank you!)
At last, I just want to say:
Nobody owns the world. So feel free to explore it!
Never miss the chance to study aboard
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