“Social Network,” I watched this movie right after my first year in university in 2010. It is about Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg who creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook.
My misfortune led to fortune. Applying to be an exchange student, I never expected to go to Brunei. I applied for a university located in Florida, the United States and dreamed of basking in the sunshine on a blue beach. However, after getting selected as an exchange student for fall semester, 2012, I was presented with only few options. Among them, I chose Prague, Czech Republic, as it is famous for being a romantic city. I prepared for the journey to Prague but all of a sudden the International Office gave me bad news. They encountered an unexpected problem with the university in Prague, so I could only go there for one semester, not for one year. I was embarrassed and disappointed as my plan collapsed. However, they suggested going to another place for the other semester. I looked at the bad news as an opportunity. Seeing the list of available places with a fluttering heart, Brunei caught my attention.
“Are you going there to study, not for a vacation?” My friends asked the question again and again. This is because of the fact that Hawaii is a famous place for tourism. I also was aware of the fact, and worried that I would not study when I got the message from the Sookmyung’s Office of International Affairs about the Global Best Program. However, now asI finished the program, I am glad that participated.
Every student has imagined studying abroad while enjoying exotic atmosphere and developing language skills as well as studying their major. Living amidst an internationalizing world, we sometimes feel pressure or stress to make a career abroad. However, you can find the chance to go abroad very easily. Look around at SMU, as there are many and various global programs for students. The Sookmyung Times covered Office of International Affairs, which is in charge of all global programs at SMU.
It feels like it was yesterday when my heart fluttered, just thinking about entering a university. Time flew so fast and now I am a fourth grader who is just before the graduation. From in and outside
First of all, please be aware that the contents I will provide to you are substantially based on MY experience and knowledge I gained while I was staying in Ireland for one year, studying in Griffith College Dublin.
Aloha! (“Hello” or “I love you” in Hawaiian) I am Sungkyung Kim. I went to Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) through a study abroad program for a year. Since I was the one and only student that went to HPU as an exchange student from Sookmyung Women’s University (SMU), I was nervous and excited at the same time.
The experience as an exchange student was very valuable to me. I could face myself, and find out about myself. I could also find out what I really wanted to do. Challenging and Obvious DreamFor me, being an exchange student means more than just studying abroad. It was a challenge to my limitation. At university, I met students who are superior in English to me. And that stimulated
The experience as an exchange student was very valuable to me. I could face myself, and find out about myself. I could also find out what I really wanted to do. Challenging and Obvious Dream For me, b
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