Ruth A Taylor, Spring 2019 Participant
The most rewarding aspect of my program was the growth of my Korean language ability. By speaking with native Korean speakers daily, I was not only able to improve in my Korean speaking ability, but I also was able to gain confidence speaking in a foreign language. As an English speaking foreigner, it is very easy to want to use English in day-to-day interactions. However, I knew that by speaking in my target language as much as possible, I would gain important communication skills.
Melanie J Higdon, Spring 2016 Participant
The exchange student program called KUBA at Korea University was my most rewarding experience while abroad. Making friendships with other exchange students and Korean students helps in feeling like your at home while abroad. Unfortunately, if you are trying to improve your Korean, your Korean KUBA buddies will not help much. But it is rewarding to know that you are helping them to practice their English. Making the lasting friendships that you do when you are abroad was the most rewarding aspect because I know that they will be lasting.
Spring 2018 Participant
Seoul is an amazing city, and being right in the middle of it at Korea University made it great to be able to explore all I wanted! I didn't just have to study in my room; the cafes were more than plentiful!