I hope you guys are having a great summer. I’m finally sitting down and putting my final thoughts about together to share with you guys.
To start off, I had a great time in South Korea. I definitely learned a lot about myself, the country, the culture and the city of Seoul. I was able to make new friends and experience so many new things, but there are so many more things that I wish I could have done. (I guess that just means I have to go back someday ^^).
Before going to South Korea, I promised myself that I would try to step out of my comfort zone, that I would try things I’d never imagine I try. I think I was able to do that—to an extent. Perhaps I could have pushed myself further. But after reflecting on my experiences, I believe I did my best. I am very introverted and shy, so being able to go to a different country and live there for 4 months was a challenge. Meeting new people and making new friends wasn’t the easiest, but I was able to meet a lot of different people and make new friends who I can hopefully keep in touch with.
The most important thing I learned while abroad is that while you may not connect with everyone you talk with, while you may not agree with their ideas and opinions, you can always learn something from them. Even if you don’t keep in touch with some people you meet after you return, the time you spent with them will be something great to look back on.
If I must recommend one thing—besides studying abroad, of course—it is to reflect on each and every one of your experiences. There is something to take away from everything that happens to you and around you. A lot with happen while you are abroad, so unless you reflect on them, it can be hard to be fully aware of what each experience is teaching you.
Thank you for following Lillian and I on our adventures in South Korea. Hopefully, this won’t be our last posts, but if they are, we hope you enjoyed reading our posts and watching our vlogs. ♡♡ 고마워용~~