The summary of my 1 year of Korean language program at Dongseo University, Busan, South Korea.
It was more than just amazing. Thanks to the Korean government for giving us an opportunity to get to know each other from the other corners of the world.
We had tough and wonderful time together. From having almost 0% knowledge of Korean language to be able to get level 3, 4, and 5. TOPIK subject occupied almost 70% of our time in the class let alone extra class and uncounted exam. However, thanks to Dongseo University, we were able to get TOPIK as fast as possible. It was not easy for some of us to get as our language are completely different from Korean. However, we helped each other when we were in need.
Besides language class, we also learned a lot of Korean culture through cultural experiences as well as trips. We learned how to play Korean traditional instrumental, how to do Korean greeting, watched Korean performance, wore Korean traditional clothes (Hanbuk), Korean calligraphy, and so on.
Outside of class, we spent our time exploring Busan as well as other places in Korea. We treated each other as a family. We celebrated a birthday for each and every of us including teachers. We had dinners, parties, and trips together.
To sum up, one year of Korean language program to me, it was not just only for learning Korean language but also learning Korean cultural experience, exploring Korea, most importantly, learned about other’s cultures. Within this one year, I have changed so many things. It taught me a lot of things that I have never known before. It gave it a wide range of knowledge and eye-opening experiences.
Even though now we are going to the different paths, our memories will always be in our heart and we always treasure it. When we miss each other, we can always see the photos and videos of the things we did together.