Happy New Year! At SDSU Be International, a new year means welcoming a new group of study abroad participants and international students to the blog. Before you follow them on their journeys of discovery — both around the world and here in San Diego — let’s get to know a little bit about them!
After being in Korea for more than three months it is safe to say that I have noticed some things I am not particularly fond of. These are things that not everyone does, but I have noticed them more often than not. Also, there are a bunch of things that you won’t find in America that I would gladly accept if they migrated across the Pacific.
I am where I am supposed to be. After months of overwhelming stress and endless tears, I am where I am supposed to be.
Gangnam Style. Girls Generation. Big Bang.
Over the course of five days, I took over 700 photos, ate some of the most delicious barbecue and received stares from my fellow passengers as I slept on the floor of the train to go back home! I narrowed it all down to the best 65 photos that I think best capture my experience on Korea’s islands. Continue reading “The Korean Islands”
When the sun sets in Seoul, a whole different part of the city comes to life.
Pop-up stands get ready to showcase their wares and people start to gather around roadside performers. The shops are crowded and people are strolling about with piping hot street food in hand. The smell of food and chatter from the crowds of people fill the air.
South Korea has been the most scenic country I ever had the pleasure of visiting.
The streets markets here are warm from the glow of shop signs and busy food stands, hedges and trees line every street, and the palaces that date back to the Joseon Dynasty are absolutely beautiful. Continue reading “Exploring Ancient Korea”
Welcome back to my blog on South Korean culture, food, and student life!
Before I get to the main dish of this post, let me give you a quick update on my crazy life over here. Continue reading “What’s For Dinner: Korean Barbecue”
Welcome to my blog on South Korean culture, food, and student life!
Before I start introducing you to all the awesome things I’ve seen in Korea so far, here is a quick fact sheet on me. Continue reading “Ready, Set, Korea!”
I had a very special occurrence happen to me during the past couple weeks. My wife and four year old daughter visited me here in Korea!
That’s right, I’m married, which makes me a nontraditional student at SDSU along with my age. My wife, Rie, and daughter, Alissa, flew in to Seoul the previous Friday and spent the weekend here. Continue reading “Love is in the Air in Korea”