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Preparing for Goodbye

As you can imagine, panic has finally settled in. Not only do I only have two weeks left in Korea, but I have to spend most of it studying for finals, packing, and preparations for next semester. Korea has become another home, I’ve built a bond with the school, the students in my classes, and overall I’ve built friendships. I’m worried these last weeks will be so hectic, I won’t be able to reflect on all the people and places I’ve bonded with. I’ve had my ups and downs here in Korea, but overall Korea has been a positive and amazing experience. I’m not going to lie: I miss my family and friends back home so much! I’m excited to get back home to California, and then Virginia for school, but I know I will begin to miss Korea. I wonder what it will feel like to be back in the US. Continue reading

Cultural or Political?

On November 16th, Korea University held their annual International Cultural Festival. This festival is held to give all international students opportunity to share their culture with both the Korean and other international students. To share one’s culture, it was asked to provide food and drinks mainly. Each culture that volunteers for the festival is given their own booth. It was encouraged to decorate and/or provide fun games about their homeland. With permission and help from the KUBA team, the students meet up and plan what they want to serve the students and what products they will need to fulfill their plan. As advertised, the Facebook announcement expressed it as a “opportunity to share and experience cultures from all around the world”. Continue reading