As someone who has moved between over seven schools during her K-12 career, I will say that I am lucky enough to adapt quickly to new environments and am flexible enough to play things by ear. However, for other potential students looking to study abroad or want to figure out how to adjust to a new environment, I am dedicating this blog post to write about how I maintain my personality and sanity while making the most of the experience in an entirely different country.
In essence, I would sum up my philosophy of adjusting to a new environment by being out of the comfort zone for the first week to experience everything and to befriend new people. However, an individual should also always recognize her personal limits and adjust her attitude and behavior accordingly. There is no right or wrong way to assimilate into a new environment, but I hope my views and tips gave you some ideas or a new perspective when in new surroundings.
My group of friends actually returned to the Han River for the 2017 Hanwha Fireworks Festival the following Saturday. Chuseok (Korean thanksgiving holiday) was days after, but it seemed like the ENTIRE population of Seoul was there (according to the website, roughly 1 million people go each year- ONE MILLION!). My friends and I had a great time spending the entire day there although I really don't ever want to experience leaving the venue with tens of thousands of people all at the same time with literally no personal space whatsoever again.
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