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KNU Student of the Month - Yujung Han
 
Going abroad has been a lifelong dream of KNU student Yujung Han. Last year her dream came true when she was accepted as an exchange student at the University of Arkansas in the United States to study her major – Business Administration – and English. The two courses that she took in English helped to improve not only her speaking skills but her academic writing abilities. It also enabled her to meet foreign friends and take part in lots of group activities. As for her major subjects, Yujung says “as I study Business, I took a Business Foundation course and a Consumer Behavior course. The University of Arkansas is especially famous for its Business school, whose founder Sam Walton was the founder of Walmart. I felt honored to study there with great faculties and students”.
 
Perhaps the biggest cultural surprise for Yujung – apart from the lack of spicy Korean food – was the differences between the teaching environment at the University of Arkansas and the teaching environment at KNU. She says “I was shocked when American students stopped a professor who was speaking to ask questions. It was not rude at all, it was a way to participate in the class”. According to Yujung, this is something that would never happen within a classroom at KNU. While she agrees that there are strengths and weaknesses in both teaching styles, she particularly enjoyed the examination method at the University of Arkansas, which she felt placed a heavier emphasis on testing students’ core knowledge rather than comparing students’ scores to one another as is often the purpose of Korean exams.
 
In her spare time Yujung enjoyed ice skating, movie nights, Spring Break holiday with her roommate, shopping, hiking and just hanging out with her new friends. One of her fondest memories is the trip she took to New York City; however, she adds, “I cannot pick the most memorable experience because every day was memorable. I totally enjoyed life there. I counted every 153 days there, because every day was so important to me”.
 
According to Yujung, the experiences students have as exchange students depend on what they choose to experience. Her experiences focused on improving her English skills and experiencing foreign culture as much as possible. As for recommendations to other potential exchange students, Yujung says that all students should have a goal in mind for their exchange experience and work towards achieving it.
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No. Title File Date Hit
39 Student of the Month - Hubert Grotkowski  2014.11.26 8480
KNU Student of the Month - Yujung Han  2014.06.19 9165
37 Student of the Month - Nelli Böhm  2014.06.18 7412
36 Faculty of the Month - William Hunsaker  2013.12.02 14758
35 Student of the Month - Simonas Kabasinskas  2013.11.15 15572
34 Faculty of the Month - Andrew Finch  2013.11.13 15161
33 Faculty of the Month - Rammohan Mallipeddi  2013.10.11 15937
32 Student of the Month - Alexey Volkov  2013.10.07 15302
31 Student of the Month - Natalia Anna Michalak  2013.08.05 16686
30 Faculty of the Month - Eric di Luccio  2013.08.05 16195
29 KNU Student of the Month - Chanhwan Choi  2013.07.30 15551
28 KNU Student of the Month - Geummi Lee  2013.06.20 15405
27 Faculty of the Month - Sigger, Mark Halvor  2013.06.17 15347
26 Student of the Month - Aileen Anthony  2013.06.03 15464
25 Faculty of the Month - Aaron M. French  2013.05.02 25323
24 Student of the Month - Antons Esaulenko  2013.04.30 24832
23 KNU student of the Month - Gayoung Joung  2013.04.29 25379
22 Faculty of the Month - Vyacheslav Tuzlukov  2013.03.27 61821
21 Student of the Month - Li Ying  2013.03.26 36879
20 KNU student of the Month - Daekeun Chae  2013.03.21 32113
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