Sophie and Mari were two of the students who spent a month in Seoul, learning new things, making new friends, and experiencing the fascinating culture and history of South Korean life.
Classes ran from Monday to Thursdays... After my afternoon class had finished, I would go and do my homework in a café on campus.If I did not have homework that day, my friends and I would head out into Seoul. We'd either eat dinner out or cook back at our accommodation.
Hanyang University is one of many study abroad options. UCA students can spend a semester or full year at a partner uni around the glove, or spend a summer in America, South Korea, Spain or Italy.
On the days when I did not have classes, my friends and I would explore Seoul, visit the palaces and temples, doing shopping and even going on weekend trips to visit some of the other cities in Korea.
It was so interesting to learn about the culture... I was surprised how much my confidence grew throughout the trip through the fact I was so open to experiencing new things, so much so that by the end I felt confident to travel round the city on my own!
There’s nothing better than visiting somewhere new but being able to fully immerse yourself in the place as well as speak and learn from those who live there - I will remember it forever