5 College Student Destinations in Seoul, Korea

A photo of me in front of Yonsei University

Whether you are an international student studying abroad, a student at a Korean University, or a college student on vacation, Seoul has so much to offer in terms of entertainment and culture. While I was studying abroad at Yonsei University, I had the opportunity to explore many parts of Seoul with the friends that I met at the university. Note: Although I specifically gear this article towards college students because I experienced these cities while studying abroad, the destinations that I mention are worth visiting regardless of whether you are a college student or not. Hongdae I recommend a visit to Hongdae, also known as Hongik University Street (홍대), because of the city’s vibrant and youthful personality. Hongdae is home to hip cafes, unique fashion shops, skincare stores, art galleries, norebangs (karaoke), and a large selection of bars and clubs. During the day, the city is a wonderful place to […]

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A Day at Everland (에버랜드) | Korea Study Abroad

Everland Amusement Park in South Korea

While I was studying abroad in South Korea, I had a wonderful time visiting Everland, a local amusement park in Yongin. Although the most popular “worldwide” amusement parks (such as Disneyland and Universal Studios) are not located in Korea, there are still a handful of well-developed and entertaining ones. The amusement parks in South Korea are one-of-a-kind and cannot be found anywhere else in the world, making a trip to these parks fun and essential for travelers of all ages and backgrounds. Our group considered both Everland and Lotte World, and ultimately decided to visit Everland because it is a larger park and is more suitable for our age range and interests.   Transportation: Getting There Because Everland was far away from Sinchon, where our university was located, our day started out early in the morning. We took the subway from Sinchon and later transferred to a bus that took […]

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Vlogging in South Korea | Korea Study Abroad

A picture of me crossing a river in Seoul,South Korea

Prior to studying abroad in Korea, I purchased a GoPro camera so I would be able to film and document my experiences easily. I was completely new to the vlogging, filmmaking and video editing process, so I must admit that my first two videos could have been less shaky and better edited. For a while, I was embarrassed with the production quality of the video and was ashamed of my work because of the negative feedback that I received from anonymous viewers on YouTube. Because of this, I did not proudly post about my vlogs on my personal social media platforms or on BLNKGRID. However, after a year of reflection (and learning how to edit videos using Final Cut Pro), I’ve come to terms with the production quality of the vlogs that I produced while I was in Korea. Here are the first two vlogs that document my adventures and […]

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Korea Study Abroad | A Summary

A couple weeks ago, I embarked on a life-changing experience as a Yonsei International Summer School student.  I lived in Sinchon (a bustling area in Seoul, South Korea) for six weeks as an international student and took three classes — Industrial Organization, International Economics, and Korean Economy.  Since I took part in the UCEAP program, the credits from the classes I took transfer easily into my major requirements. Since this crazy summer cannot be summed up in one single blog post, I’ll do a brief overview of my experience and will elaborate on specifics in the future posts. Academics The classes at Yonsei weren’t too difficult and I only had classes four days a week. However, my school days were long because my first class began at 9am and I finished classes at around 5pm. I lived in the SK Global dorms on campus and it was usually a 15-20 minute walk my class […]

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