Studying Abroad for the First Time?

It has been almost over two weeks since I have moved to South Korea and I am still experiencing the language barrier every day more than ever. Moving out is scary because you are alone and far away from home. You have no one to depend on anymore except yourself. It forces you to be an adult. I am definitely not going to say I am a grownup just yet. I still have a lot more to learn and I am way too clumsy to be mature.

College year is equally stressful and fun. Why is that? Because you have  freedom to do whatever you want. People think you are responsible enough to take care of yourself and live life. In reality, nobody knows exactly what to do. No matter how old you are, there is always something new to learn. Things you are yet to discover. Back to the topic I was going to talk about is that freedom can be quite scary. Set a limit. Just because you are capable of doing what you want, limit yourself. Don’t just jump head in on everything at the first glance. You don’t want to get yourself in any serious trouble or it goes out of hand. My mother keeps reminding me again and again about time management. “Set a schedule when to concentrate on my study and my personal time.” It is extremely significant.

No matter where you study, local or overseas, it is your responsibility to organize your timetable or otherwise you might lose connection with your friends and family as well as your grade. I am not a fan of anyone saying, “Oh, grade is just a letter.” I am sorry, but it matters. Can you imagine spending a huge amount of money and fail? Seeing someone achieving the same task they took with you and you failing? I am a competitive person and I dislike losing, I admit. Nevertheless, having fun and enjoying life is my inspiration as well. Thus, take good care of both your grade and social life. Oh, and health, too. If anything, your health shall be your first priority when living alone.

Talking about health, diet is the main factor here. I recommend trying out local food as you are given an opportunity to experience various culture at firsthand. I am a very picky eater, but I love trying new things. It is such a waste if you only devour McDonald all the time. Be respectful and embracing what the country has to offer you. You are going to be surprised to find out what weird cuisine you will love. Although, spend wisely or you are going to be broke before the month ends.

My tip is to manage everything whether it is your time, money, emotion, even if the tiniest matter, just arrange the schedule for it. For instance, organize some time to study in between break before the next lecture starts as school is vital. Consider to walk or to take a bus. Calculate that minutes! XD Feel like staying in? Think of what you haven’t done. Dishes? Making bed? Laundry? More studying? Every single second is precious. Don’t waste it. It could be just me since I need to feel like I am in control.

At the end of the day, work hard and party hard. Enjoy your life, but don’t get loose. Be prepared for the unforeseen. Don’t take life too seriously; at the same time BALANCE IS KEY!

Talk to you later! xoxo

Sorry that this post is all over the place just like my mind! 😀

I am good, no worry. How about you guys?

How are you doing? Anything exciting? Stressful?

I am here for you. Love you! xx

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(View from my dormitory at night)

4 thoughts on “Studying Abroad for the First Time?

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