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Studying Abroad

dark_chancellordark_chancellor I ATE YOUR SOCK! =DIn your sock =OPosts: 2,481Friend of Soompi
edited February 2007 in school zone
I know some of you are already studying abroad, while others are planning on studying abroad. This is an experimental thread - ie, I don't know how this will really work, but I think it's a neat idea if it does take off.

Anyway, I just wanted you guys to be able to post questions here about studying abroad, share experiences, etc etc.

If you've already got a place in mind, try to build your network here!
Feel free to msg me if you want contact info :D
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  • theedqueentheedqueen CaliforniaPosts: 2,665Member
    eh, why not? I'll jump start this thread:D

    WOOHOO!!!! I just got an e-mail from my school that I've been selected to study at Yonsei in Korea for the summer! Although it's not official yet since Yonsei has to confirm, my school is giving me permission to go. I'm so excited yay!
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  • dark_chancellordark_chancellor I ATE YOUR SOCK! =D In your sock =OPosts: 2,481Friend of Soompi
    ooh..What does the program include??
    Feel free to msg me if you want contact info :D
  • theedqueentheedqueen CaliforniaPosts: 2,665Member
    ummm....not sure what you mean but

    it's 6 weeks at Yonsei. I have the option of staying in the dorms. I can take up to three classes for a total of 13.5 units (which i plan to take advantage of to get rid of some of my GEs). Other than that I'm not sure what else is to come until I go to the workshops for more info. Either way, I'm so excited I get to go! It'll be my first time ever traveling outside of the US (besides Canada, but that doesn't count).
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  • pikapikapikapika Posts: 3,983Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    QUOTE(theedqueen @ Feb 7 2007, 09:16 PM) »
    ummm....not sure what you mean but

    it's 6 weeks at Yonsei. I have the option of staying in the dorms. I can take up to three classes for a total of 13.5 units (which i plan to take advantage of to get rid of some of my GEs). Other than that I'm not sure what else is to come until I go to the workshops for more info. Either way, I'm so excited I get to go! It'll be my first time ever traveling outside of the US (besides Canada, but that doesn't count).


    an congrats
    im planning on study in korea too but im having diffculties

    i can decide if i want to do it for a year or for a semester
    and im having trouble finding a good school
    im a film major and i think it would be grea to get some film credits there
    and if i dont ill probably end up being a super senior since there are a million film credits required at my school image
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  • ChunJinChunJin Posts: 1,245Member
    What are some good places to apply to for a study abroad summer (Japan, Korea, Chine etc.)?
  • Tropical Paradise x3Tropical Paradise x3 Anti-Zionism is NOT Antisemitism! the stars.Posts: 1,226Member
    edited February 2007
    I was wondering what college level (freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior, other, etc) should someone go?
    Because I'm starting as a freshmen starting from Summer 07 and I'm just 16 so it would be really difficult for me to go anywhere since I'm underage. & I know this is a stupid question but how do you apply as an exchange student? Or is it the same as if you were a resident of that country? Can I get a scholorship? Would it have to be from (insert)country or would I have to find an American program which gives scholorships to people studying aborad? Wait..is there even such a thing image I personally don't know anyone who has done this, and I have no information of this at all so thanks for putting up with me >___________< image

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  • ddonqddonq Posts: 870Member
    i will be entering college fall of 2007 and im really interested in studying abroad in a different country.
    i wanna do it like in the summer, how much do you usually have to pay to go?
    do you have to pay for like your food, airplane ticket, room/board, tution?
    if other people experienced studying abroad, could you tell me how much it cost to do it?
    thanks
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  • autumnyaarautumnyaar indiana yoPosts: 208Member
    I'm studying abroad starting this September in Cairo, Egypt at The American University in Cairo.

    I'm going for the whole year, and maybe another if I'm too in love with it after that, heh. I visited the campus over the summer and I loved it. ^^

    I decided to directly enroll in the college though, because it was cheaper, and the credits will still transfer back to my school. It's going to cost me 15,000$ tuition plus 3,000$ for a dorm the whole year (and the dorm is awesome.. free tv/cable/telephone/nurse on call/housekeeping/T1 internet/gym) plus a few extra costs for health insurance blah blah..

    I don't think its too expensive because the tuition would be about the same here and the dorms with all of those benefits would NEVER be that price. I don't need too much money for spending either, because meals are served in the dorms for cheap and you can eat cheaply there.. and pretty much everything else is cheap as well.

    pikapika- i was thinking of studying in s. korea too, for film. i would love to do some internships or whatever in that film industry. if you find anything good.. let me know!
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  • theedqueentheedqueen CaliforniaPosts: 2,665Member
    QUOTE(Tropical Paradise x3 @ Feb 9 2007, 05:37 PM) »
    I was wondering what college level (freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior, other, etc) should someone go?
    Because I'm starting as a freshmen starting from Summer 07 and I'm just 16 so it would be really difficult for me to go anywhere since I'm underage. & I know this is a stupid question but how do you apply as an exchange student? Or is it the same as if you were a resident of that country? Can I get a scholorship? Would it have to be from (insert)country or would I have to find an American program which gives scholorships to people studying aborad? Wait..is there even such a thing image I personally don't know anyone who has done this, and I have no information of this at all so thanks for putting up with me >___________< image


    I was wondering what college level (freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior, other, etc) should someone go?
    You can apply whenever. I think most programs require that only sophomores+ can go (prolly to cut down on applications to allow people a better chance to go). Career wise, you should aim to go before you're a junior so you can use your remaining summers/smesters/quarters to apply for internships/jobs/research opportunites/etc to apply towards your career. Unless you're like an asian studies major or something to that effect where going abroad really would apply towards your major. You can still definitely go as a senior or whatever, but that's just my advice.

    Because I'm starting as a freshmen starting from Summer 07 and I'm just 16 so it would be really difficult for me to go anywhere since I'm underage.
    No, I don't think that it would be difficult. Just when you're applying for programs and stuff you just need your parents to sign those consent forms.

    & I know this is a stupid question but how do you apply as an exchange student? Or is it the same as if you were a resident of that country?
    You apply through your home institution to go abroad as an exchange student. You usually have to apply for visas and stuff once you know you've been accepted abroad. You should go to your program office at your school to get more details on application procedures.

    Can I get a scholorship? Would it have to be from (insert)country or would I have to find an American program which gives scholorships to people studying aborad? Wait..is there even such a thing
    It really depends on the program/country. You can scholarships/federal aid/loans wherever, but for more specific details you should check with the program you want to apply to and your school's financial aid office.
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  • `faded`faded I was on Se7en's Top 8 on Myspace!! 06/05/08 Posts: 2,223Member
    hahaha ben might already know this but.......I'm in california studying and I'm from canada =P..hahaa school wise I like it better in california HAHA SORRY BEN!!! SCREW UBC LOLOL *not to offend anyone =P* LOL had to get away from my home and experience college life =) and what's out there..haha..I might go abroad for one year to europe..who knows =)
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  • Tropical Paradise x3Tropical Paradise x3 Anti-Zionism is NOT Antisemitism! the stars.Posts: 1,226Member
    edited February 2007
    Thanks for your help theedqueen.
    I'll edit later - on break right now >_______<

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  • I'm planning to do study abroad at Ewha University in Korea during my sophmore year.

    Just wondering if anyone had something to share about that certain region/school.
  • ChunJinChunJin Posts: 1,245Member
    I'm a sophomore right now, going to be a junior in Fall 2007. My college doesn't have stuff towards study abroad; I was curious if I can still get financial aid?
  • kreeblekreeble Los Angeles, CAPosts: 21Member
    Hi, I've applied to study abroad at Yonsei, South Korea this fall. Anyone else planning to do the same? We should be friends image

    Well, I was thinking about going early to Korea a few weeks before school started and just messing around there before I started school. I'm concerned about visas and when they become valid. Does anyone have any idea of when visas usually become valid? If it's early enough, I can have some fun and maybe find an english tutoring job before I start school.
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  • HosubHosub Posts: 8Member
    I was considering studying abroad however, the circumstances don't seem to allow this; also doing applications to transfer to other schools. If I get accepted into another college, wouldn't I technically have a 0.0 GPA because I would then be a student of "Y" University, instead of "X" College? Does anyone know anything out of this, or would I have to wait a full year for a real GPA to take root in my next university?
  • QUOTE(Hosub @ Feb 15 2007, 01:26 AM) »
    I was considering studying abroad however, the circumstances don't seem to allow this; also doing applications to transfer to other schools. If I get accepted into another college, wouldn't I technically have a 0.0 GPA because I would then be a student of "Y" University, instead of "X" College? Does anyone know anything out of this, or would I have to wait a full year for a real GPA to take root in my next university?


    Incoming freshman of any college/uni technically has a 0.0 gpa. What they receive in their first year is their foundation or starting GPA.
    Those that transfer schools usually have their GPA carried over to the prospective school.
    However, I don't know about transferring to a school that is out-of-country.
  • ChunJinChunJin Posts: 1,245Member
    edited February 2007
    I finished my FAFSA; it's completed and I have an EFC of 0. I checked online and people said it's good because I can get a full ride etc.

    I want to study at Yonsei for a year, however my college doesn't have a thing with Yonsei? What should I do?
  • SkeptrixSkeptrix Hawaiian Super-Moderator honolulu, hawaiiPosts: 277Friend of Soompi
    I'm about to do a study abroad in Korea soon. Soon as in a week, here - Soonchunhyang Uni.

    looking forward to it. everything except the tuition (it is an exchange program) is paid for, as well as an attractive stipend every week (~150,000 won) image
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  • mrs. pakmanmrs. pakman Posts: 1,202Member
    i'm going to doing summer school in switzerland this summer.
    i'm excited cuz we're going to go on field trips every weekend to different european countries.
    and my cousin lives in germany so after i'm done with summer school...i'm gonna hang out with him.
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  • remadiremadi Posts: 11Member
    QUOTE(AngeloDS @ Feb 15 2007, 06:40 PM) »
    I finished my FAFSA; it's completed and I have an EFC of 0. I checked online and people said it's good because I can get a full ride etc.

    I want to study at Yonsei for a year, however my college doesn't have a thing with Yonsei? What should I do?


    I would talk to someone in your college's study abroad department. From what I know, this means that you can do one of two things.

    The first is to apply directly to Yonsei. They have the KLI program, which is just for Korean language learning, and also DIEE, where you take language classes along with a couple English-taught college courses. If you apply to Yonsei directly, you would apply for the visiting program instead of the exchange program. If you go through the visiting program you won't be taking the KLI intensive course like the exchange students (or so it says on the website: http://ysid.yonsei.ac.kr/)

    The second is to go through another school's study abroad program, which I am not as familiar with and am not sure how wide spread that is. I live in Florida and I can't remember if it was just other Florida state schools that this option applied to or if it applied to more. (Obviously I didn't pursue this path.)

    Like I said first, though, the best thing to do is to talk to someone in your college's study abroad department. They should be able to help you out even if you aren't going abroad through them.
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