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Study Abroad and Domestic Study Away

Notes from Abroad: Kassandra in South Korea

Kassandra Perez ’19, Spanish major and Asian Studies minor, is studying at Ewha Woman’s College in Seoul, South Korea

My name is Kassandra Perez and I am studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea finishing my Asian Studies Minor at Ewha Woman’s University.

 

I want to start off by thanking the Ingrid H. and George L. Speros Scholarship for Study Abroad, with this scholarship I was able to make it and study abroad. My experience in a different country that is far from home has been amazing. I never would have thought I would feel welcomed or as if at home.

 

Studying at Ewha Woman’s University is different from LFC, for starters it is an all woman’s school so that is one difference and the class sizes are so different in the sense that they are larger here in South Korea. However, it is my first time being abroad so far away from home and studying, I have been able to discover a couple of things about myself as I have been here. I’ve tried new kinds of foods that I would ever have thought I would have the courage! to eat, let alone end up liking it. I never thought I would like the intestines of chicken, sundae, and exploring more kinds of seafood as well.

 

Apart from trying to balance out exploring and schoolwork, one of the things I enjoyed is that in two of my classes we had to do assignments that required us to go to a museum and write about something that was on display. This allowed me not only to go to museums but as well learn something more than what I will learn in class, I got to see more about the history of South Korea as I visited the National Museum of Korea. This was also something I had looked forward to in studying here in South Korea, LFC does not offer any classes on South Korea, mostly just Chinese and Japanese. Therefore, coming here allowed me to be able to learn a bit more about the country when I would not have been able to do it in LFC, which made my thoughts of studying here even better. These are photos of me and when I went to the National Museum of Korea! in Seoul.