Student Exchange – Jeonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea I Marannu Andi Khalisha (Caca)

Caca did her exchange program at Jeonbuk National University (JBNU) in Jeonju, South Korea. She took five courses that were all taught in English: International Ethics and Social Justice, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Practical English, Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability, as well as Understanding British and American Culture. None of the courses are directly related to her major, which is Psychology, because all courses offered by the Psychology Department are conducted in Korean. It was challenging since the classes are very different from one another. There were big classes with students from very different backgrounds, and there was also a small class with students from very similar backgrounds where all of them even have the same religion. But still, many of them were raised in different cultures, so sometimes she heard brave and controversial opinions which shocked her. Aside from the learning environment, as a whole experience, she really wanted to go back home. It was super difficult to manage everything on her own and she got very homesick during her first week there. She was sick in quarantine so she just video-called her family and cried all day. read more