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A Weekend of Discovery and Delight: Exploring Korean Cinema and Cuisine

By Truc H.

Come with me on a weekend filled with joy, cultural immersion, and delicious food. From experiencing a captivating Korean film without subtitles to savoring the diverse flavors of Mangwon Market's street food, every moment was filled with excitement and discovery. 🎥😋

How Studying Abroad Truly Changed My Life

By Anna M.

Being able to see the world and experience a new culture has given me new outlooks on life and sweet memories that I will never forget. In South Korea I... keep reading

Korean Amusement Park Shock

By Anna M.

I simply have never experienced a place like Lotte World before. My Seoulmates group teamed up with another Seoulmates group to go to Lotte World and I was under the... keep reading

My First SeoulMates Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace!

By Scarlett G.

As I climbed the stairs from Gyeongbokgung station, I wondered with nervous anticipation what my SeoulMate and fellow CIEE peers would be like. Future me writing this blog post is... keep reading


Why Study Abroad in Seoul: Top 3 Reasons

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

If you’re looking to discover a multi-faceted country with a rich culture, beautiful cityscapes and countryside, an incredible ancient history, and unique modern development, then consider studying abroad in South... keep reading

A Day in My Life in Seoul

By Sandra M.

Sundays here are usually my study days. Sunday April 2nd, I went to 3fcafe to catch with Soyeon (one of the sweetest seoulmates and friends here). We met up and... keep reading

Monthly Recap: March

By Caroline R.

My first post, YAY!!! Though this is my first blog post, I have decided that at the end of each month during my program abroad, I will do a monthly... keep reading

Life as a Foreign Exchange Student Update 12/02/22

By Hunter L.

Academics: Only 3 school days left before reading and final exam weeks begin. I have been attending and keeping up with all of my classes due to my home school's... keep reading

A High School K-Drama Dream at Everland & Seoulmate Activity at Lotte World

By Hunter L.

Never experienced an amusement park in Korea? Lotte World and Everland are the two most popular parks attracting families… and young adults. Especially in Lotte World, you will see young... keep reading

6 K-Pop Activities I've Experienced as a K-Pop Fan

By Joy M.

If you are a devoted K-pop fan like me, it only makes sense to find as many K-pop activities as possible. Here is a list of 6 activities I've experienced... keep reading

Traditional Games and Culture Exchange

By Sharon J.

CIEE hosts many events throughout the semester, and I am grateful to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed each one I have attended — from cooking classes to archery cafes... keep reading

Photobooth culture: Memories worth a thousand words

By Sharon J.

As you might find a convenience store on every block, you might be able to say almost the same for photo booths, each equipped with a selection of photo styles... keep reading

L's top food picks that you don't really need but gotta try!

By Linda Z.

In Korea, food is one of the best ways to make friends. You know what they say, the best way to win one's heart is through their stomache! Through the... keep reading

Coex Aquarium

By Shari S.

Coex Aquarium CIEE's Seoul Mate program has been one of my favorite things since being here. My Seoul Mate group is the absolute sweetest- it's me and two other international... keep reading

Seoul Adventures with Seoulmates

By Casey C.

Dear Friends, Two weeks ago, I was able to spend the whole day with two Seoulmates! We met up to make rice cakes but after, with a bunch of other... keep reading