We greet all Czech teachers and students from Korea.
Since September, we have been at a study stay in South Korea at Hanshin University. We would like to share with you a few observations from our stay, because there are really countless experiences. Time flies so fast, that we can’t even look back.
We have been here for three months and during that time we have accumulated so many experiences that we do not even know where to really start the story. Despite the fact that the beginning was not easy for us at all (we didn’t even know Korean), we fell in love with Korean culture, found many Korean as well as other foreign friends. Thanks to a great and funny Korean teacher, we mastered the basics of difficult Korean language much faster than we expected.
Above all, we would like to highlight the university campus. Neither of us has ever visited an American-style campus before. And it’s really something beautiful! The campus of Hanshin University is slightly smaller than the campuses of other universities, yet we got lost several times in the first week.
As we have a lot of free time during the week (Thursdays and weekends), we undertake various expeditions every week to explore the surrounding area, but also the wild Seoul. It has not happened to us that we would hit somewhere for the first time, because Seoul is unimaginably huge (we miss the historical center of Prague now!). However, we always managed it with a smile or fits of laughter and sore feet.
Korea is truly a unique country, so different and yet similar, that it is worth experiencing it for yourself and at least for a while to become a part of it. Our stay is relentlessly coming to an end, which makes us really sad. It is not possible to catch everything you plan at the beginning of your stay in one semester. And that’s why we know that we will return here one day.
In the photos you will see shots from the university campus, including a beautiful background for students in the university library, and we also send small snippets from our trips.