Posted by: serenaxoxo | June 28, 2008

Hectic first week

Today is sunday and it has been exactly a whole week since I’ve arrived in Seoul. Since Sunday it’s been nonstop so I haven’t had any time to sit down and really journal.

Last sunday we went on a CIEE field trip. Kind of like a welcome thing to get to know each other and to see some of the sights at our college and around our college. Going through CIEE has been great. They take care of any of our needs and we have an advisor here that is always around and makes us feel VIP. lol Like if we need to sign up for any school trips or anything like that we can just tell her and she will do it for us. There’s also this thing called cultural reimbursement where if we do anything korean culture related, the program will reimburse us. =) Going throgh CIEE has helped me form stronger bonds then I would have normally also. =)

The CIEE group, aka Real world Seoul

Then the next day Monday we left for a 3 day excursion all around Korea with Yonsei, my university. That was a great experience. I loved it. I have so many pictures so those will be coming in slowly. We traveled from right outside Seoul all the way down to the lower eastern coast. We saw folk villages, made masks, went to temples on top of mountains, and of course got to know each other better through soju.

Bus number 1!

We got back like Thursday night and finally got to move into our new digs. The place they have us at us is AMAZING. It’s on the 17th floor so we have a lovely view of the city and it’s just great. I could go on and on about how amazing this suite is but I’ll save that for later. Until then I will just mention one thing. Heated floors.

Me and my suitemates in our living room.

Then Friday we had orientation and friday night we went out to club night. Saturday we had a tour around Seoul with Yonsei that CIEE signed us up for. I didn’t really want to go since I was so pooped from club night, but they paid for us so we all woke up at 8am and went. Once we got back we had a housewarming bbq on the roof for the people staying in the s-house and finally last night i had some free time to bum around.

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