Kind regards from South-Korea

Sharing my thoughts and experiences about my exchange period in South-Korea

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Less than 20 days

Just got my passport back with the visa, yay ! No stress about that anymore šŸ˜€ It only took 3-5 business days, I thought it would take like 2 – 4 weeks so I wrote them a letter asking if they can call me and tell me how long it would take normally. They did call me and the lady from Embassy of the Republic of Korea who spoke with me in the phone was really nice and friendly. All the fees including posting was around 70-80ā‚¬. Plus I had to pay 50ā‚¬ to the bank for writing a letter of confirmation about my finances for the visa.

I also got the extended insurance, it cost me 130ā‚¬ and bought a new phone, Oneplus X and new laptop, Lenovo U31. Im spending too much money :’D not good..

Finnair finally answered me, they might actually compensate for the loss. I had to book a night at the hotel (60ā‚¬) near the airport beacuse I’ll arrive to Incheon airport on 23rd and Ajou University’s free bus ride is on 24th. Dormitory opens on the same day too.

Lists of courses was releasedĀ 2 days ago. It’s not complete yet, but they will release the final version of it this Friday. They supposed to release it last Friday actually, but it got delayed. There was few interesting courses, like Taekwondo, Jazz dance or something like that, Golf etc.. I must get the Taekwondo course ! šŸ˜€

Lists of room assignment results was also released. I got a 2-person bedroom in new international dorm and I’m sharing the room with Korean student. Got a e-mail from AGA Ajou Global Ambassador, there’s a guy that will be my buddy for this semester.

I’ll better go eat my breakfast now.

Kind regards,

Tam

Long time no see

Oh man, it’s been long time since i posted something. My apologies about that.

There has been alot of things going on after my last post. I got a new apartment, my birthday party/farawell party for our classmates, since few of us are going abroad as well or changing class.

I had few problems with my flight tickets. First I had to change the flying dates and that cost me 125ā‚¬. But few weeks ago Finnair cancelled my flight and change the dates to originals. After paying 125ā‚¬ for nothing, I decided to contact them via e-mail, but they won’t answer me or anything. šŸ™

After new year, I’ve been trying to get all the documents for the visa. Just got the confirmation about my finance from the bank. Still missing the recommendation letter from my University. Hopefully I get it tomorrow.

Now I have to deal with the insurance. My home insurance covers 90 days being on abroad. I’m gonna spend at least 118 days in South-Korea, this means I have to buy extra insurance for rest of the days I’m there.

Well then, I’m off the call the insurance company.

Kind regards,

Tam