My life as a MyHubs reporter

Kaylin

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It doesn’t seem possible but my semester at Hanyang is coming to an end. It has been a semester that I will never forget for the rest of my life. I have made so many new friends from all over the world and experienced things that I would never had experienced back home. I am so thankful that I got the opportunity to come here!

When I first arrived in Seoul I was blown away with how big and busy it was. One thing that I found though that is not typical of big cities was that for the most part people are very friendly and willing to do as much as they can to help others, even if they did not speak great English they would try best as they could to help me. I especially enjoyed the food here in Korea. Some of my favorites are Jimdak (chicken mixed with vegetables and noodles in sauce), Bimbimbap, and samgyupsal bbq. I found a lot of fusion and western food here too, for example there is a great place near Hanyang called waffle university and there were many times friends and I would go there to enjoy waffles stuffed with ice cream, they were so delicious.

The Hanyang campus is very hilly and I struggled for a little bit to climb the hills but now they are no problem and the views from the classrooms on top of the hills are magnificent. I can not tell you how strange and wonderful it was for me to look out of my class room window and see mountains (I come from a place with no mountains and that is mostly flat). The campus culture was also very fun as well. Much like with the city there was always someone willing to help whether it was with school work or suggesting good places to eat. I was able to meet a lot of friends this way. I will miss the Hanyang Campus when I go home.

I was also able to travel within and outside of Seoul and saw many places from traditional markets to the Samsung show room in Gangnam, one thing I noticed with Seoul is that while it is a big modern city you can still see their traditional roots in some structures and way of life. I was able to visit castles and wear hanbok and then take a train and be in the most modern area of the city. It is an all in one city!

I will never forget my time here and will always treasure the friends and experiences that I gained. It will be hard to say goodbye, but hopefully I can come to Korea again in the future!

 

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