First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to HELP University for granting me the opportunity to participate in the programme. The exchange programme started on the July 3, 2017 and ended on July 23, 2017. The programme includes an in-class Korean language learning program as well as outdoor field trips.
While the in-class learning programme provided us with fundamental knowledge of Korean language, stepping outside of the class allowed us to experience assimilating into Korean culture. We were taught Korean martial art, Taekwondo at the Arirang centre, hiked Bukhansan and visited Gapyeong beach and Insadong’s Ssamzegil for sight-seeing.
The programme was amazing and awesome as it instilled practical application in the learning process. The class activities encouraged hands-on learning and teamwork among students. In one of the classes, we even got to make ‘bibimbap’ together.
Hence, I would like to thank Duksung Women’s University for the well-organised programme, from providing well-equipped accommodation to conducting Korean language classes and numerous field trips. During the three weeks, I met friends from different backgrounds and cultures. I truly appreciate the memorable moments with all the international friends during this three-week programme. Our time together may not be long, but our friendship is as strong as steel. For future students who are looking into exchange programmes, “just do it, don’t let your doubts and anxiety cloud your judgment. You’ll never regret it!”