Czarinah's Study Abroad to Seoul, South Korea

Czarinah Libang Start Date: Oct 30, 2016 - End Date: Feb 26, 2017
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Davao City, Davao Region, Philippines

My Travel Story

by: Czarinah Libang Start Date: Oct 30, 2016 - End Date: Feb 26, 2017
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
Hello everyone!
I plan on studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea for the Spring 2017 semester at Yonsei University. I am saving up my money from three jobs to be able to fund this, but I know I am going to need some financial assistance. 
Most of my program fees, housing, visa fees, tuition etc. are being paid for through my financial aid from Babson College. However, I will be paying for my flight, books, and meals while I am abroad. I am also hoping to visit my grandparents in Davao City, Philippines as they are both ill and I would really like to see them while I am already in that hemisphere.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, and I just want to thank you so much for reading this far :)

Some of the reasons why I really want to go study abroad in Korea:
-I've been obsessed with KPop and KDramas since I watched my first show when I was a little teen (Boys Over Flowers)
-I want to become fluent in Korean as I hope to work there full-time in the future (probably 5 years from now)
-It's a country similar to the Philippines in that it was also taken control of by a foreign country, and the respect that Korean people have towards their elders is vastly similar to how it is in the Philippines

I want to experience the rich culture that Korea has to offer, and gain a deeper understanding of what it means to have a "global mindset." Please help me out with this adventure!
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Davao City, Davao Region, Philippines