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What I Wish the Internet Had Told Me About South Korea

By Anna M.

These days it is a lot easier to learn about Korean culture thanks to the internet, or maybe even TikTok specifically. This is largely due to the spread of Hallyu... keep reading

Phone, Money, and SIM Card

By Caroline R.

Hey! I just wanted to provide some info about what I chose to do regarding my phone and getting a Korean number/data plan, as well as money, what I budgeted... keep reading

How To: KTX (Korea's Bullet Train)

By Caroline R.

Heyo! I just recently took a KTX train for the first time and thought I would share my experience. I decided to take a trip to Busan for the weekend... keep reading

How To: Bus & Subway (Public Transportation)

By Caroline R.

Hiii! I am from a city that has its own public transportation, so I was used to taking public transportation and getting on and off buses. However, I don't rely... keep reading

Getting My Hair Done

By Caroline R.

Hellooooo! I recently got my hair done in Seoul, and I thought that others should know how I did so and where I went! I had done my hair before... keep reading


Your Study Abroad FAQs [Answered!]

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

We know you put a lot of thought into choosing the right study abroad program . It makes sense you might have some questions about the process. So, here we... keep reading

How to make the most of your experience studying abroad anywhere!

By Savannah S.

Break out of your comfort zone Try things you wouldn’t normally or hadn’t tried at all before going abroad! Whether it’s food, opportunities to be independent, to travel, meet new... keep reading

Studying abroad as a female student: Barcelona gender norms and safety tips

By Savannah S.

Studying abroad as a female student was a bit daunting at first! I was worried about my safety as a female foreigner, and I was unsure how I would fit... keep reading

How I Navigated a Family Emergency

By Caroline R.

This month has been quite challenging, and it's only halfway through. One morning, I got a phone call from my family that said something had happened to one of my... keep reading

Getting Sick Abroad, Do Not Panic!

By Sofia S.

If you are scared of getting sick abroad or have anxiety about it... this blog post is for you. My first year abroad living in Spain , 2017 I went... keep reading

Preparing to Study Abroad: What You Need to Know

By Isabella V.

Before studying abroad in Spain this past summer, I prepared extensively to make sure everything went smoothly during my travels and upon arrival. It is important to own your abroad... keep reading


Dealing with discomfort in the study abroad context

By CIEE Santiago at CIEE

As a Study Abroad coordinator, I think we naturally focus on practical issues when we advise students on their experience abroad: you need a visa, this is how you get... keep reading


Happy to be back!

By CIEE Santiago at CIEE

The title of this blog post has a twofold meaning for me personally, and I'm very happy to share these news with you! The COVID pandemic forced everyone of us... keep reading

Quarantining in Seoul!

By Anthony T.

After sitting on a Korean Air plane for almost 14 hours, my flight from New York City to South Korea finally came to an end! It was time to officially... keep reading

Burn-out Before the Fire is Even Lit?

By Ryann S.

Have you ever felt like an old piece of pink bubblegum stuck to the bottom of a dirty sneaker that has then stepped in several puddles that end up leaving... keep reading