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Liz S.

Arts + Sciences - Seoul - South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Hometown: Portland, ME

Hello! My name is Liz Sevigny—pronouns they/them/theirs—and you can also call me 灿辉 (or 찬휘). I'm from the Class of 2023 at Mount Holyoke College, studying computer science and East Asian Studies. Additionally, I serve as an International Trustee for Circle K International—a service and leadership organization. I also really enjoy playing tennis and volleyball, learning languages—currently have some French, Mandarin, and Korean—and hanging out with friends!

I'm currently studying abroad at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea as part of CIEE's Arts + Sciences program. Additionally, I did a 2-month Language & Culture program in Toulouse, France with CIEE. I'm so excited to be able to continue my international studies this year, and I hope you'll enjoy my posts this semester!


Visiting HYBE—Even if You Aren't a Huge Stan

By Liz S.

South Korea is THE destination for K-Pop fans, and while K-Pop was not my main reason for studying in Seoul, there was no way I was going to ignore that... keep reading

A Wholesome Volunteer Experience

By Liz S.

One reason that I was particularly excited for this CIEE Seoul Program was all of the volunteer opportunities it boasted. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, only one was available this semester... keep reading

My Fondest Memory

By Liz S.

In five, ten, or twenty years from now, I will look back on this study abroad experience. There will be many moments and scenes that will flash through my mind... keep reading

What I Spend in a Week in Seoul

By Liz S.

Study abroad is super fun, but you know what isn't? Suddenly running out of money partway through your program. Knowing general cost of living and how you typically spend money... keep reading

Hangul Museum with YECCO Buddies~

By Liz S.

In just seven days, South Korea will be celebrating the creation and dissemination of Hangul—the Korean alphabet—by King Sejong in the year 1443; Hangul became the official writing system three... keep reading

My Hidden Superpower: A Blessing or a Curse?

By Liz S.

A common icebreaker question I hear is: "If you could have a superpower, what would it be?" Some people want to fly. Some people want elemental powers like in Avatar... keep reading

What You Need To Know About the Korean Language Institute (Zoom Edition)

By Liz S.

When I decided to study abroad in South Korea, I—like many people—wanted to improve my Korean language skills and work towards fluency. Being an avid language learner prior to my... keep reading

You Don't Have to Be Like Everyone Else—Thoughts After a Week in Seoul

By Liz S.

Study abroad is an opportunity of a lifetime! Whether you've never left your hometown or you're a world traveler looking for a new adventure or you're returning to an old... keep reading

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