Hi everyone 🙂
Now that we got a little bit familiar with the Hanyang Seoul Campus, I have something special for you. I have asked my dear friend Dasom to help me out and tell us a little bit about her student life at Hanyang University.
I met Dasom in my first week in Korea and she was my guardian angel throughout my whole time at Hanyang. I have asked her a few questions, answers to which I believe would be very interesting for you to hear from an actual Korean student from Hanyang!
So without any further ado, let me introduce you to Dasom and present you her answers 🙂
Q1. Hi Dasom, tell readers a bit about yourself.
I’m a senior year student at Hanyang university, majoring in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. (To put it in simple words, it’s like English education in Korea)
Q2. How would you describe your life as a Hanyang university student?
I would describe my life at Hanyang to be very inner-circled and friendly. The Hanyang University is well known for its excessive number of engineering major students or male students. But education department, where I belong to, is quite different from that general atmosphere of Hanyang. It has way more female students compared to male students. In my first year it felt like I was still at high school haha 🙂 You know, only thirty members, mostly consisted of girls, make the group so intimate and closely united. I know most of students in my own major regardless of their age and year.
Q3. What is your best memory as a student?
Meeting awesome international students coming to Hanyang was definitely the best thing ever. No lie, seriously most of my best memories in college life came from those international students. Hanyang has so much variety of foreign students and I was so fascinated by the fact that I could meet such great friends from all over the world just! There were so many chances for me to get to know those international students — Korean-International buddy program called hanmile, Hanyang International summer school, and etc!
Q4. Whats your favourite spot at the campus?
Since I’m such a coffee lover, I love to spend time at Hanyang book cafe named Grazie. They have the best coffee for a reasonable price. Though it gets so much congested during the peak hours (like lunch time or dinner time), I still enjoy being there in morning hours or late hours when it’s relatively leisured.
Q5. And lastly, what advice would you give to a prospective Hanyang student?
Hanyang is a great school in every aspect — classes, people, facilities, and infrastructure. There’s just one little warning that you should be aware of. GET READY FOR ALL THE HILLS! Unfortunately Hanyang campus is extremely hilly and I never get accustomed to it even though I’ve walked around those hills for almost four years. It’s still torturing! But don’t worry so much, there are some shortcuts or better byways to take that prior Hanyang students found out. Just don’t wear heels on campus!
Hope you have found this interview useful! Let me know if there is anyone else you would like me to interview for another blog post 🙂
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