Austin Johnson

Attending:U. of New Mexico
Studying in South Korea (Fall)
Hi! My name is Austin Thomas Hyun Sei Johnson. I am a junior at the University of New Mexico, pursuing a double major in History and Asian Studies. I am studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea at Dongguk University from spring 2015 to fall 2015. My goal is to finish up my Asian Studies major while over in Korea. I was adopted from South Korea when I was six months old. I grew up in California, later moving to Idaho and then to New Mexico.

I chose to study in South Korea because it has always been a dream of mine to visit the place of my birth. I plan on visiting the orphanage where I was adopted from and the hospital where I was born. I am excited to experience the South Korean culture and history. I plan on going for my Masters in Korean History after I graduate the following year. My plan is to teach Korean History at a University. Studying abroad will help enhance my knowledge and give me great cultural experiences that I can use later in my academic career. I look forward to learning the Korean language in the intensive language course offered at Dongguk University. One of my other goals is to be proficient in the Korean language so I may teach it to my future children. Also, I am super excited about eating all the wonderful and delicious tasting Korean food!

Journal Entries By Austin

Dongguk Univeristy Culture

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Posted on Dec 08th 2015

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How to Survive Without Walmart

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Posted on Dec 07th 2015

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Visit to the G.O.A.L. Office

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Posted on Dec 04th 2015

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Prepping for Finals – 2 Weeks Away

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Posted on Dec 02nd 2015

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Being Sick… Again

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Posted on Nov 26th 2015

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The Hunt for the Red Pepperoni

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Posted on Nov 25th 2015

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Star Wars… in Korea!!! Ahhhhh!

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Posted on Nov 24th 2015

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After Midterms

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Posted on Nov 23rd 2015

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Stomach Flu – Not So Fun Subway Ride

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Posted on Nov 07th 2015

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Midterm Test Week

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Posted on Oct 19th 2015

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Bulgogi Burger Face Off in Korea!

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Posted on Oct 16th 2015

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McDonalds in Korea

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Posted on Oct 14th 2015

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Everland Amusement Park on 추석

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Posted on Oct 12th 2015

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Being an Adopted Korean in South Korea, Part II

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Posted on Oct 07th 2015

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Being an Adopted Korean in South Korea

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Posted on Sep 24th 2015

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Not Your Typical Cafeteria Food

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Posted on Sep 11th 2015

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Journey Back to a Distant Home (Pre-Departure)

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Posted on Aug 31st 2015

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