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03 Nov
October in Seoul

Midterm exams are over and it went well. I passed 4 out of 5 courses with a grade over the average. In the end, this will be added to the final exam grade and the attendance & participation grade. So, after a week of locking...

20 Sep
Gyeongbokgung Palace

Last weekend we thought it was about time to visit one of Seoul's palaces, Gyeongbokgung! Gyeongbokgung was the main royal palace during the Joseon dynasty. Built in the north of Seoul (by then the heart) and surrounded by mountains, Gyeongbokgung is one of the most...

13 Sep
Gwangjang Market, Jeju Island

New week filled with lots of nice activities! Yesterday I was aware of the fact that I have already spent three weeks in Korea, time flies. I hopped on the metro and decided to check out Gwangjang Market. It is a traditional market with food, clothing,...

30 Aug
Week 1: some cultural activities

The first week in Seoul has been great! The entrance of Sejong University has this beautiful gate // Streets in the Gwangjin-gu district around Konkuk University. The Buddhist Bongeunsa-ro Temple (AD794) in the Gangnam district. 'Bongeunsa' means 'honoring the king'. Extraordinary to see these temples in the middle of...

23 Aug
First 24 hours in Seoul

On the 21st, it was time for me to say goodbye once again! Lucky for me, my wisdom tooth is coming through and I had to take a visit to the dentist few hours before I was going to leave :( High on painkillers I took...

21 May
Minor in South Korea!

Last week I finally recieved the last email from the Office of International Affairs, saying that I got accepted at Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea! I could not be more happier :) In the last phase of my study IBL at Avans 's Hertogenbosch, we have to...

17 Mar
A day in Liège

As weeks passed by, my adventures got put on hold. When I returned from my half year away in Mexico, I got super busy right away with adapting back in The Netherlands, which honestly has not been an easy task. Planning, arriving on time, much...

02 May
Internship in Mexico

Ongeveer een maand geleden hoorde ik het goede nieuws: ik mag stage lopen in Mexico! Ik had totaal niet georiënteerd op Mexico, het was de bedoeling dat ik in Europa zou blijven. En daar was mijn kans, ik kon een stage overnemen in Cancún, op de...