Packing for Korea

For all you new exchange students coming to Korea for the first times there are certain things that you should pack that you may not be able to get in Korea, or not cheaply at least. 1. Sheets: While you can get sheets in Seoul, you cannot find fitted sheets here. And trust me you […]

Korea: A Reflection by Kristi

The saying “time flies” could not have been any truer to describe my four months as an exchange student in Korea. In a blink of an eye there are now only a couple more weeks left in this amazing city. This exchange experience has been extremely remarkable, and I’m going to attempt to describe all […]

July 2015 Festivals in Korea

Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival (July 10 – 19) (부여서동연꽃축제) Address: 52, Gungnam-ro, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do (충청남도 부여군 부여읍 궁남로 52) Celebrating the lotus flower and the importance of preserving the traditional flora of Korea’s history, this festival will revolve around the beautiful lotus flower. The events will have many different cool programs, like making paper […]

Busan Secret Mountain

Busan is a wonderful and magnificent city with lots to do and even more to see. Although it is well known for its beaches and famous fish foods we decided to dodge the touristy spots and seek refuge on Geumjeong Mountain (금정산). This mountain is one of the most expansive mountains that I have ever […]

South Korea: What I Will Miss Most by Tara

Before I came to South Korea I really had no idea what to expect. I am now 3 weeks away from the end of my time here and I cannot believe it is almost over. Time really does fly when you are having fun! It is important to make the most of your time when […]

Water Sports on the Han River

On a nice hot sunny Seoul day, I decided to rent a bike near the dorms (see Vincent’s bike rental article here) and bike along the Han River (한강). As I was biking I passed Ttukseom Hangang Park (뚝섬 한강공원), where many people were lounging in their tents enjoying the day by the river. About […]

Café Craze (part 5)

Mouse Rabbit Café Mouse Rabbit café is a lovely café located by Konkuk University. The café has a very peaceful and serene ambience, and it perfect if you want to read a book or have a calm chat with friends. The café has three floors- the main floor is where you order a drink, the […]

Upcoming June 2015 Festivals in Korea

Hansam Ramie Fabric Festival (June 11th – 14th) Address: 1089, Chungjeol-ro, Hansan-myeon, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do Website: This festival will take place outside of Seoul, in an area called Seocheon-Gun (서천군). Specifically, the Hansanmyeon (한산면) area has been famous for producing ramie fabric, and has hundreds of years of tradition. Starting from June 11th to the […]