I just experienced the best feeling in the world. I’m talking about the feeling when you select all folders related to school work and press delete. I’m all but finished with my studies at Ajou University and Korea too, since there’s only a couple more days left of my exchange student life. Living here feels like living a completely different life. It’s like time has stopped in my other life, even though that’s not the case. In Finland, I’ll go back to cooking and cleaning by myself and back to the cold, but I’ll also have my friends and family close.
The past few weeks have been super busy. Even though the exam results don’t really matter, since we only get an S-mark, I still wanted to try my best. Since I’m grateful to JAMK and ASEM-Duo fellowship for this opportunity, I feel like I have an obligation to do well. The teachers haven’t updated the course results so I’m not 100% certain on my Korean language 2 final exam, but other than that, it should be alright.
At this point, it’s no exaggeration that coming here has changed my life. Not only did I learn about foreign cultures and people but I also have a newfound appreciation for my own country. I think Korea is a great country, but honestly, I won’t miss it. I’m gladly going back to Finland. Still it was worth it to come here and I think everyone should try student exchange if they have any interest in it. Now to packing and getting ready to go back!