“Why Korea?!” was the most common reaction when I told my family and friends about my desire to study abroad in South Korea. But honestly! There are many reasons to why I chose to come here.
During high school I was able to meet a few Korean international students who I became really good friends with. My friends were eager to learn about American culture and my Mexican culture just as much I was to learn from them and get a peek at the other side of the world. I was introduced to the tangy flavor of kimchi and their colorful cuisine, and got also invited to spend some family dinners with them and talk about life in Korea and places to visit.
Before I knew it, I was in love with their culture!