About two weeks ago, I was in search of fresh new ideas for blog posts. Thanks to Jennifer, I think this blog post would shed some light on our identities abroad, culture shock, and homesickness....
What unexpected things do I miss from home?
This was the question that Jennifer posed to me. As a mini-project, I decided to set out and ask this question to four of my closest friends here at Ewha and myself. All five of our backgrounds and experiences are diverse and drastically different, so I believe our answers will reflect that.
And since it's Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season, I think this blog post perfectly reflects the things that we love and the things that we are grateful for this time of year.
Through this article, I hope this sheds some light on the diversity behind students who study abroad. Although all of us have things that we miss from home, ultimately all of us chose to overcome our personal barriers and study abroad in a foreign country for a semester. None of us knew each other before this semester and through our friendships, we have been able to form meaningful relationships with one another.
And to students who are considering studying abroad in the future, I hope that they are able to see themselves in us and decide to study abroad (whether in Korea or not)! It has been such a meaningful and eye-opening experience for me in both seeing a different country and understanding myself a little better.
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