"If you never try, you'll never know what you are capable of." "you only fail when you don't try." This phrase represents how you shouldn't be afraid to try and do things that you want to, and this sums up the mindset I held and how the beginning of my journey to South Korea became and is now a reality …. And it can be yours too!!
Hi! My name is Chukwuka Chinechebem Yvette, a Nigerian international student studying for my undergraduate in computer science at Semyung University right here in South Korea. By next month on the 10th will make it exactly two years I have been living and studying in South Korea as an international scholarship student. And it's been an incredible two years
My journey began in 2020 when the whole world came to a standstill, and our lives were forever changed; my interest stemmed from Korea's technological advancement. Then it gradually moved into the culture as a whole. South Korea is always a bucket list item to be ticked off in the future, a dream country to visit. Still, I have been blessed to make that a reality by taking a significant leap of faith, pushing myself outside my comfort zones, and applying for the now-popular known Global Korea Scholarship ( once known as the Korean Government scholarship). It has been the most rewarding and best decision I have made, not only for myself but for my future self.
I am sure you probably clicked on this article to get information about that. Now let's go right to the main question that fills the head of so many aspiring applicants and enthusiastic,
"Now then, where do I start?
-What are the study options available to me?
-when and how do I go about applying?
-are there scholarships available, as I don't have the monetary funds to study abroad?
-where do I get the correct information?
-what are the requirements I need to start this journey? And so much more.
And after the pandemic, you might ask yourself what life is like as an international student living and studying in South Korea.?
Being so, I decided to apply and join 'ApplyKorea.' And as a 2nd-year international student studying at a Korean university and with my experiences so far, I hope to provide helpful tips to everyone and give first-hand information about What it is like learning here. Also the past year, I have been making some content about my life in Korea through my social media account ( _vette_c), and in the future will be more active and create more content.
First and foremost, I will be writing and providing helpful tips and any information I have about all that pertains to studying here in Korea. As well as providing guidelines in guiding aspiring applicants, from personal statements and study plans to how to go about searching and selecting appropriate schools through social activities, hobbies, and other related areas.
Being able to study Korean for a year alongside other scholars at Busan foreign university, alongside many other amazing people
I will be providing helpful tips and resources ranging from how to self-study the Korean language and my experiences through the upcoming articles