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Cynthia Z.

Arts + Sciences Seoul, South Korea
Hometown: Houston, Texas

Cynthia Zapata is a student studying abroad at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. She is pursuing a degree in Computer Science, East Asian Studies, and Art to become a software engineer. She is a hiking and drawing enthusiast excited to explore Korea's landscapes and art. 


Tour at Lotte World Folk Museum

By Cynthia Z.

Last month, Yecco and CIEE students met to explore and learn at the Lotte World Folk Museum. Yecco is an organization made up of local Korean students who have a... keep reading

Midnight Palace Tour

By Cynthia Z.

During the month of March, CIEE students and I went on a Midnight Palace Tour. The tour took place at Deoksu Palace around 7:00 P.M. The tour started with an... keep reading

Trip to Gamcheon Culture Village

By Cynthia Z.

Today, I was able to go to Busan with some friends to explore Gamcheon Culture Village. The village is also known as the “Santorini” or “Machu Picchu of Korea”. I... keep reading

Baseball Game at Jamsil Sports Complex

By Cynthia Z.

Last week, CIEE students and I got the chance to watch a baseball game at the Jamsil Sports Complex. The Jamsil Sports Complex is an arena that holds sports game... keep reading

Cooking Korean Jang with Chef Tony Yoo

By Cynthia Z.

This week, CIEE students and I were able to enjoy cooking and learning about Korean Jang. Jang is a Korean sauce made from soybeans, which is used in many Korean... keep reading

Hanbok(Traditional Korean Clothes) Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace

By Cynthia Z.

One of my favorite excursions I did through CIEE was the tour at Gyeongbokgung Palace. After taking a bus, CIEE students and I met at a Hanbok rental shop where... keep reading

Jeju's Waterfalls and Specialty Food

By Cynthia Z.

Jeju, an island in South Korea, has always been on the top of my list of places to visit. This week, CIEE students and I were able to fly out... keep reading

Hiking at Ansan Mountain

By Cynthia Z.

I am currently attending Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. One of the most surprising facts I have learned about the country is that 70% of the country is covered... keep reading

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