“Congratulations Tyas, for being accepted in Dankook University exchange program!”
“I am happy for you! How did you manage that?”
“You’ve gone through a lot. What made you so strong-willed and finally made it to Korea?”
A few weeks ago, my phone rang and notified me of an incoming chat from a friend of mineㅡa special friend. I don’t remember exactly what it said, but he was asking me if I’d mind being a speaker in his online discussion. He wanted to create an online workshop for the students in our university, which was aimed to introduce international programs such as student exchange and short programs with scholarships that students could join. The project was part of our university’s International Office recruitment process, where candidates had to make a project about internationalization. I’m a volunteer of International Office and I did such a project too, last year. Good old times… haha.
As I read the message, he explained to me that I would have to tell my experiences about the student exchange program at Dankook University in the online discussion. I would share about what I went through before coming to Korea, my motivation in joining this program, and mostly about the scholarshipㅡbecause that was the point of the online discussion; being able to join international programs with scholarships.