Student Voices – Homestay Experience (Korea)

"My homestay was an absolutely amazing experience that I will cherish and remember forever. If I were to describe my homestay in one word, I would say "new". It was a new environment for me to live in as well as a new feeling that I have never had before. I am an only child …

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Homestay Reflections (Korea)

"During my homestay in Samcheok, my host father was a driver and my host mother was a housewife. I had a host sister, Hyewon who was 14 years old, and 2 host brothers, Junho 17 and Junyeong 11. During that time we stayed in Koaroo Tower on the 20th floor. We did many things such …

Gwangju, Sancheong, and Living with Buddhist Monks (Korea)

Our temple stay in Sancheong far exceeded the previously held expectations of our group. With its lively and spunky monks, playful golden retriever, breathtaking views, and beautiful architecture, Munsu temple became a place of peace, happiness, and spiritual exploration and discovery for our band of 19. This is due not only to the fact that …