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Let It Snow

Filed in Blog, South Korea by on January 8, 2018
Let It Snow

by Daryn F. Coming from the cold tundra of the north in the suburbs of Chicago, snow is nearly essential to a proper winter. It is the only thing that keeps the spirits up throughout the sad dreariness of the cold months. I was beyond delighted when I found out that it would snow in […]

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Christmas in Korea

Filed in Blog, South Korea by on January 4, 2018
Christmas in Korea

by Daryn F. The biggest decision I made this year was not to come to Korea — that was easy — but not to go home for Christmas. Christmas in my family is the most festive three months of the year. My mom sets up trees well before Thanksgiving, though we do not add the […]

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Creating Kimchi: a Korean tradition

Filed in Blog, South Korea by on November 16, 2017
Creating Kimchi: a Korean tradition

by Daryn F. This past Saturday was a very popular couple’s holiday in Korea called Pepero day. It was basically created by the candy company to sell a ton of the Pepero snacks. I originally thought I would write more about this holiday when my wonderful Korean mum asked me to come home and spend […]

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Getting cultured and confused in Gyeongsangdo

Filed in Blog, South Korea by on October 6, 2017
Getting cultured and confused in Gyeongsangdo

by Megan I. It’s Chuseok break out here in Korea — which we foreigners all seem to have collectively agreed is “Korean Thanksgiving” — and you know what that means! It means nothing is open and you’re all alone because you, lonely foreigner, do not have a Korean family to cook you amazing Korean food […]

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Thank God for free rice

Filed in Blog, South Korea by on September 11, 2017

by Megan I. I have traveled a lot for someone my age and with my budget, but I also have some of the worst bouts of bad luck imaginable and am generally the poster child for clumsiness. Naturally, despite all my best efforts and intensive planning, things go horribly awry. Here lies an account of […]

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Life lessons from abroad

Filed in Blog, South Korea by on August 29, 2017

by Anna W. The past six weeks that I have spent studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea, have been full of new friends, unique experiences and introspective realizations about my own cultural biases, as well as the role that myself and my peers play in a much greater global context. While my overall experience has […]

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School spirit to the max

Filed in Blog, South Korea by on January 3, 2017
School spirit to the max

by Jazmin M. I know Mizzou students love to show their school spirit during sporting events, but I think my school here in South Korea takes it to a whole new level. My host school, Korea University, has a rivalry with Yonsei University. Every year, they have a big competition called 고연전 (Goyeonjon) with their […]

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Studying abroad at Ewha Womans University as a Gilman Scholarship recipient

Filed in Blog, South Korea by on March 17, 2016
Studying abroad at Ewha Womans University as a Gilman Scholarship recipient

by Caitlin S. During summer 2015, I spent an eye-opening month studying Korean language at Ewha Womans University. That’s right — womans. However, if you’re a male reading this, don’t be discouraged. Male exchange students are permitted during summer sessions. Before I delve into why I chose Ewha as my school of choice, I want […]

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Why study abroad? | Student perspectives

Why study abroad? | Student perspectives

Students from the University of Missouri share benefits on studying abroad. Learn more: international.missouri.edu/getting-started.

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Global competition

Filed in Blog, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship, South Korea by on April 20, 2015

It’s only been a little over a month, but classes are definitely in full swing. Midterms are coming up right around the corner, and time is definitely flying by faster than I would like it to. In this blog, I want to focus on what I’ve been learning here at my host school, Korea University. […]

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