Thiha ZAW - Korea University, Korea

"Started out with confusions on available courses and accommodation problems, I had initial doubts if I made a right decision on studying abroad in Korea as an exchange student as early as in second year of my studies at CUHK. Instead of the student residence, I lived in a goshiwon, tiny one-bed rooms catered towards budget students and foreign temporary workers. The local student organization, Korea University Buddy Association, was very active in helping international students integrate into Korean culture and university community. I was able to continue my love for hiking as Seoul has about as many good hiking spots as Hong Kong. Overall, the exchange experience in Korea was remarkable; I had a lot of time to travel around Korea and learn more about a different region of East Asia.

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