Meet Mavericks in South Korea!
Seoul, South Korea
Kimberlin Inthirath is a senior here at UTA majoring in Art. Kimberlin studied at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea in the summer of 2014.
Has your decision to study abroad fit into your graduation plan?
Yes and no. When I was studying in Seoul only one of the classes I was registered for went towards my degree. But aside from what did and didn't fit in my degree plan, I am still able to graduate in the appropriate time even after studying abroad twice, each during the Summer. But if I had to give anyone a tip, it'd be that delaying graduation one semester for studying abroad is a small sacrifice to make in comparison to the experiences you'll get.
How is life in your host country (the country you studied in) different from life in Arlington?
I've studied in Seoul, South Korea and Tokyo/Kyoto, Japan through UTA. The one thing I miss once I come back home is the public transportation. Other than that there are definitely days where I wish I could walk around the corner and buy hot coffee and peach tea from the same vending machine or walk a block over and be in a 24-hour cafe waiting for the morning.
Do you have any advice for future study abroad students?
Just do it. It may be a bit careless to say that money isn't an issue but it only is an issue if you make it one. There're enough people willing to help you out, enough grants waiting for you to apply for and enough willpower if you're willing to work.