Academically I had the best experience I could have in HUFS, the teachers are excellent, classmates are supportive with foreigners and help you with everything you need, in general all Koreans are very good people. The way you take classes here could be a little bit different from what you are used to, but in my personal point of view, the system they provide is really efficient for learning.
Life outside campus is also a great experience, you can find a lot of places to visit and appreciate how people live their daily lives. I found some of my favorites places on Earth in South Korea, so I am sure you can have a great time visiting this country. But in my opinion the best I have from this country is friendship, all my friends from Korea will always be in my heart.
Finally, I have to give my most sincerely thanks to CONAHEC, because without them, this could not be possible.
Spending a semester in South Korea was an incredible experience for me and was actually the first time I traveled outside of my country. My University’s motto was “Come to HUFS, Meet the World” and that is exactly what I did there. I am so incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity through the CONAHEC program because studying abroad opens up the world to you and shows you that everything is connected in one way or another. Also, it is just such a liberating feeling to experience so much of the world in such a small amount of time and in such a wonderful place. My advice: If you are ever presented with the opportunity to do something extraordinary, do it and be grateful you did; one day you will want those memories to look back on.
Exchange program through CONAHEC is life changing. Honestly, when I first got there I was scared about everything: being alone in a different country, talking a different language, adapting to a new culture, was I going to be enough for my new school and classmates?… But all that changed pretty fast. People were so nice to me from the beginning that they made me feel like I belonged there, I made good friends with whom I have contact yet, and all the differences that I was worried about became the best memories.
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