I am back with my fourth week in Seoul, South Korea. This week was a lot of prepping for classes while also trying different foods and meeting new people.
Monday, I decided to try something new. I went and visited a PC room. These rooms are where people can go and pay to play games or just use the internet on computers. When I first got there, I was struggling a lot because my Korean speaking still is not great. However, there was someone there who helped me. He spoke English very well and I found out he lived in Texas and was here for college. We became friends and talked about some of the different games we like. It was a lot of fun and I found out you can order food and different drinks while you are there! I had one of the best Americanos ever while I was there. After I left the PC room I had to meet up with an acquaintance of my friend. I found out he had studied abroad in Australia before which I thought was so interesting. We talked about different topics like basketball and music which we both enjoyed. Turns out we both like the Los Angeles Lakers which I thought was awesome!
Tuesday was a little different than the other days. I went and visited the PC room and talked with some of my friends who are in the states for a little while. Later I went with my friends to get bingsu (first imagine) and look around. I got back home pretty earlier, so I studied some Korean vocabulary and did laundry.
Wednesday and Thursday have been busy because I was learning how to register for classes which is completely different than what I am used to at my home university Western Kentucky University. Normally, I search the classes I want on a portal and add them to a schedule planner and just register at the required time. At Yonsei, we had to log in at 9:00am on Friday and search for the classes we want and then use mileage points to bid for each class we want. We are given a certain amount of mileage and we can only use a certain amount for each class. If for some reason I do not get the classes, there is another round where I will be able to register for different classes.
Another amazing week in Seoul I would say. I learned about my registration for classes, met up with new friends, and also visited new places. I am slowly getting more confident speaking Korean and I am learning a lot. Next week I plan to visit a few different places and also meet up with my friend again to learn more!