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on March 8, 2016 on 3/8/16

Back Home

I’m awfully late, but I am back home in Texas and missing Seoul terribly. Like I mentioned in my video, the reverse culture shock was hardly present for me after coming back, but I guess it’s because I’ve already had to readjust myself before. I knew what to expect, so I was mentally prepared. Leaving, however, was twice as hard as the first time. Seeing all my friends leave before me and saying goodbye to the friends I knew I would see again was so painful. I began to remember how painful it was for me to leave before, so I felt terrible the last couple of days. I would tried my best to suppress those feelings and still enjoyed my last days in Seoul.

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I’m so fortunate to have made such amazing friends and to have the chance to see old friends. I’m fortunate that this experience has affected me in a positive way. Since coming back, my friends and family tell me I’ve become more talkative and confident. I think so, too. I was also able to become more open-minded thanks to all the group projects I was involved in. I even gained some leadership skills thanks to being the oldest out of my group of friends( In Korean culture, the oldest is responsible for the other and, therefore, like a leader of the group of friends.)

Thank you, FEA, for helping me out during this experience of  a lifetime!