Or rather "Hul!" This video is awesome. A Korea exchange student program could provide you a way to visit South Korea, learn the language, and be immersed in the culture while also having support in country. Goesan, the site of my orientation back in July, is my new home for the month of February. ), 1:40 p.m.-4:40 p.m. – Three more class periods with similar breaks, -I usually go home after this. I don’t want to waste these last two months. Before class started, I noticed that 동철 was still in the class, getting ready to leave. The other students were put into random groups and then allowed to pick their topics from a list (a list that she created from topics that we included in our survey about music from the first day of class back in March) based on the number of their group (also chosen randomly). You think about your future. It was really sweet to see them thinking about me! Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The past seven months have been like riding a roller coaster nonstop (which I know is the most cliche analogy). Just An Average Day in the Life of a Korean High School Exchange Student (04/16/19) NSLI-Y Korea AY. (Unnecessarily long and unedited post ahead). “I would cry,” said Tori Rusko, GRHS student (’15). I left home at 6:30, studied for a bit, arrived at school at 8:30 a.m. left at 9:30 p.m., and got home a little before 11 p.m.  Oh, what a night. 1:47. The manga was serialized in Gangan Online and was released in seven manga volumes between May 21, 2009 and September 27, 2012. 155k members in the korea community. Typical Day as a High School Student in Korean. The thing you do most often as an exchange student is think. You’re posts are so fun to read with the gifs included they make me laugh and so relatable, ahah but 대원외고 야자 goes until 10:30 and first class is at 8:10… i don’t know how they do it day in and day out. And then, I kept talking about Topik being on Saturday even though it is on Sunday! Follow. Below, Michelle, an aspiring novelist, takes us on a journey through a day … One of these inventions included refrigerators with touch screens or smart screens. I finally got to sleep at 11 or 12pm, if lucky. Today, April 3rd, marks that I have eight more weeks ahead and almost thirty one behind. I’m having a lot of mixed emotions about leaving. I don’t know how everyone stays awake during the day when their day always lasts this long. February 11, 2013 8871 Views. Here's the video: p.s. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. And I was positively EXHAUSTED. Her day is typical of that of the majority of South Korean teenagers. ( Log Out /  It literally said you can check where the items themselves are placed. The concept of life becomes clear here and the students get a glimpse of how the real world works. The actual 하나고 students need to study for those! My School Day, by Park Hyeun Jung. I could have eaten that forever for sure. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. It is very different from what I was familiar with in the U.S. 1. She rises at 6.30am, is at school by 8am, finishes at 4pm, (or 5pm if she has a club), then pops back home to eat. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. sentences you run the risk of your head exploding. At first, I thought this was extra but then I realized how handy it could be… until I read the description for it in the excerpt. Today was also the 5th year anniversary of the 세월호 침몰 사고 (Sewol Ferry Incident) in which a ferry carrying mostly high school students on their school trips sank–killing many. Being a student means, all the knowledge is … It was pretty funny. My Life as a Korean High School Student Greetings from Goesan, South Korea! “The academics of high school are way harder than ever, and I think a lot of kids don’t have the bandwidth to manage everything.” A typical day for a high school counselor is anything but. (Translation of the banner: “The 5th Spring, We Will Not Forget”). Don’t be sad that it’s over. In fact, I was in the complete opposite mood. Of course, “School” is basically me studying Korean. Korean students typically graduate slightly later than American students. My days were really off today (in my mind I mean). Our teacher asked us if our host family’s fridges are organized and we all looked at each before simultaneously saying no. 5 years ago | 6 views. I just want to thank everyone who helped me get here and who helped me stay sane along the bumpy ride. In music class, our teacher explained to us this project that we will be doing. Breakfast can range from a full meal of soup, rice, meat, and eggs; to simple rice and kimchi. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. I attend classes for 6 periods. South Korea is known for their education system, which includes very long days of up to (or over) 12 hours. It was a funny conversation. ), -everyone immediately goes home as fast as they can-. ( Log Out /  Yaja is basically after school self study. It’s the seniority based culture. The opening screen reads: 고등학생의하루 Which just means High School student's day. Katie and I had another mentorship class before lunch so we just did some self-studying in the special room on the third floor—it’s for meetings I believe? Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Today I found out what happens afterwards-, 6:40 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.: Dinner (some students choose to go home instead of eating at school. ( Log Out /  Then 동철 continues on and tells me to just go move over to him. Nonetheless, the strawberries were delicious with the Nutella. During 한국사, our teacher lectured the whole time but that did not stop me from just doing my own Korean work in class. I would like to note that I stayed at school for (more than) 13 HOURS. No wonder Korean students’ test scores (when compared to those of students from other countries) are so highly ranked. Hell. Our teacher gave the argument that finding things in the fridge can be difficult and then josh retorts back “Not if the fridge is organized.” He then goes through his own American fridge’s organizational state–meat drawer and all. This made me laugh so hard that tears almost left my eyes. I don’t want to spend them taking for granted what I’ve been given. My day lasted for over 4 hours. at 11:45 PM. A subreddit for news, culture, and life on the Korean Peninsula. Freaking awesome. : Transfer to second bus, 7:30 a.m.: Arrive at bus stop near school, 7:45 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.: Study at local cafe until my friends meet me there, 8:30 a.m.: Sit down at my desk and prepare for the day, 8:45 a.m.: Homeroom teacher comes in to greet and update the class, 9:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.: Four class periods (I study Korean during classes); 20 minute breaks in between, 12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.: Lunch (Last year, I was a 1st year, so we got cut by the 2nd and 3rd years. He goes to school by 7 a.m. and studies English words and does English listening practice for an hour. (The act of living here is studying Korean so)  I’m basically in Korean class or doing Korean class or studying Korean grammar or practicing Korean all day. To help ease the worry and anxiety of both students and their families, we have put together this guide for families, to help them visualize and practice what a typical school day will be like in the 2020-21 school year. I honestly find it really heartwarming that she always thinks about what we will be doing in class. But there are couches! Twitter Facebook Google + Pinterest Tumblr. Their desks are covered in doodles, of cartoon faces with sharpened chins, of panels and illustrations the length of a comic book page. So June took Kaitlyn and I to her favorite place and we spent about half an hour there. There aren’t separate school buses like in America. That’s a very fun country…” and then she goes on to bring up the anime girlfriend pillows. Home From the Scene Surviving Senior Year in a Korean High School (and getting into SKY) Surviving Senior Year in a Korean High School (and getting into SKY) From the Scene Korean Life Student Writing. The thing you do most often as an exchange student is think. I suppose that now I’m living a life just like that of average Japanese high school students. ( Log Out /  In Korea, the saying is “Teachers are as high as God“. Because Katie and I were in two different sections of this music class, the teacher told us that we can just work as partners and she picked our topic for us: Arirang. A student gets up at 6 a.m. and reads the newspaper to get an idea on how to write essays. You think about your unfinished homework, how far your language level is improved, how your goals are from the beginning of the program have changed, how you expect to do on your end of the year language exams. Instead, they are dressed in t-shirts and shorts or jeans. 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You think when your economics class because your teacher is talking so fast that if you even try to understand anything but the verbs at the ends of her. This year, I am a 2nd year, so I get to cut the freshmen. To represent this event, many people wear a yellow ribbon. This is the typical schedule of my day, and whe… ( Log Out /  In South Korea, the grade of a student is reset as the student progresses through elementary, middle and high school. 5. Superficially, this is life for most high school students in South Korea. Typical Day as a High School Student in Korean. In other, more relevant news, Fridays are days where I get the closest I can to going through what an average Korean high school student experiences daily. But how does my regular NSLI-Y schedule look anyway? One of the readings we looked over was about new inventions involving technology that can be commonly found in the home—making people’s lives easier. Don’t waste it by worrying about how little there is left. )". Monday to Saturday, I wake up around 6:30 to 7:00. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. (Gotta get our fixings in before the weather gets too warm and they stop being sold–since it is more commonly eaten during cold weather),: Korean class today was really entertaining. The Korean school year begins in late February or early March and ends in late December with commencement … Just wrap your mind around that. I wanted to say hi but I worried that he might be busy so I just sat down. For example, a student in the first year of middle school would be referred to as "First grade in Middle School (중학교 1학년. S. Korean military on high alert as N. Korea marks party anniversary. Eat a quick breakfast of rice and seaweed soup, put on my uniform, and walk to school. Before school, it seems majority of my students wake up around 7-7:30am. During the summer of 2016, Michelle joined us for the Secondary School Program to study philosophy and screenwriting. This entire second semester, we have not eaten at the school cafeteria (without our group of friends) at all—not even one time under our belt. Report. The daily schedule for students of Ewha Girls High School is as follows: The first class begins at 8:10 am and the regular classes end at 5:40 pm. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The trees here are different. Her day is typical of that of the majority of South Korean teenagers. I really hope you guys like it, and I'll come back with a new video very very soon! I’m so thankful for all of the support I’ve had in getting here. So when she began looking at summer programs as a high school student, she was eager to consider a return to Cambridge. Of course, stopped by to get 녹차호떡 on our way to Korean class. On November 10th, 2011, thousands of high school seniors will take a nine hour test that for many, will determine their economic and social status for the rest of their lives. Browse more videos. At least, that was what it was like in my high school. Just like in real life, high school life can be grouped into two: the fun side and working/studying side with a grey area in between, for activities such as hobbies and interests. 6 a.m.: Wake up. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. They also brought back cartons upon cartons of strawberries (I’m talking at least 10) and three jars of Nutella. In fact, it was quite nice because there was no line and lots and lots of seats. School days are the beautiful days’ anyone would cherish with a desire for more in the later years. I went home after that and I was told by my host mom that I would be eating alone tonight because my host sisters were so hungry that they already ate ramen at the 학원. I realized that I hadn’t give any hint as to what my daily schedule was, but what I did today would be the best representative of what my friends at school go through on a daily basis. So here it is. We all laughed at this point and our teacher kept saying that that was why—Koreans don’t really organize their refrigerators like Americans apparently. 6:30 a.m.- 6:45 a.m.: Take my first bus to the main bus station. You think about your present. He actually ended up coming over to me and asking how I was and we quickly talked about midterms, third year life, and so on. 3. Long time no see :) This video will be about real school life in Korea. You still have plenty of time.” But to put this into perspective, I have 8 weeks left. You think about your future. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Students have to be at school b… And that was my day. I take public transportation for 2 hours to commute to school (yes, it’s VERY FAR but not uncommon for kids here). Today we just went for it and honestly, it was not bad at all. Like the other day, she gave us chords to work with for our song because she thought that we might have been having trouble. Check phone for bus schedule (my bus comes between every 30-50 minutes and I live an hour and twenty minutes away from school, so I have to be careful about missing it). May 11, 2020 April 28, 2020. The Life of a Korean High School Student. I'm back at Jungwon University, also known as the "marble palace," a moniker myself and my fellow ETAs dubbed this ostentatious stone monument to education. You think about your past. During my usual English mentorship class today, I just self-studied in the library as midterms are approaching. But it also looked like a lot of work. At one point, he pointed out his good friend (Both 동철 and his friend took AP world history with me last year) and asked him why he wasn’t sitting next to me. For lunch, we decided to actually just eat at 하나고 early for once. She rises at 6.30am, is at school by 8am, finishes at 4pm, (or 5pm if she has a club), then pops back home to eat. Scotty Darin. After studying for roughly sixteen hours each day, their futures boil down to one last exam. Some of my friends have to take the city bus, but I’m lucky. It goes without saying therefore that high school life is the most formative period of a person’s life. A subreddit for news, culture, and life on the Korean Peninsula. By Bo-kyung Byun. I arrived in Korea on September 3rd. I made you a chart: So it’s really not that bad! I’ve been gone for 31 weeks. 6:05 a.m.: Get dressed in my school uniform (and I wear thick leggings because it’s cold and my school uniform doesn’t come with a pants option). They also need a fancy fridge with a screen? You wouldn’t … I participate in after school club activities for 3 hours or so. That said, let’s have a look at the typical day in the the life of a fictional Korean middle school student. Welcome to everyone, including native Koreans … Most of the girls at my school study at Saturday. A day in the life of a Korean High School Student. You would think that being back in school (and having so many deadlines from Better World to keep track of), I would be better about knowing the date and such but clearly, that is not the case.  The cash register worker actually helps upperclassmen cut. Change ). His friend was laughing along but you could tell he felt really awkward and uncomfortable. It's the third most viewed video of the week. Rigorously. After class, I wasn’t in the mood to go home. Koreans are almost always eighteen years of age at the time of graduation (though by the bizarre system used to calculate age, they tend to think that they are almost twenty at the time high school ends). 11. Daily Lives of High School Boys (Japanese: 男子高校生の日常, Hepburn: Danshi Kōkōsei no Nichijō) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasunobu Yamauchi. Korean high school students sometimes attend school from 7am until midnight, and on weekends visit private "hagwons" (academies similar to crammers, which are attended all year round in South Korea) to brush up on their English, maths or science. The fact that she prepares stuff outside of class for us rather than forgetting we are a part of the class (and even with small things like calling our names for attendance)… most teachers don’t do even that. This puts immense pressure on high school students, as there are extremely high stakes in getting accepted to a reputable university. They had a cooking class at the 학원 today and the students got to eat fruit crepes. the Marble Palace, July 2010. 0 shares. I yaja’d (야자를 했다.). Education Fever in Korea (ExamiNation) Award-winning Education Fever in Korea, by Judy Suh, documents a day in the life of a high school student preparing for the once-a-year Korean college entrance exam (KCSAT) called Suneung or Sooneung, held in November every year… The final screen is 끝 which means finish. We sang a whole slew of oldies that included Miley Cyrus’ The Climb, Demi Lovato’s Heart Attack, Taylor Swift’s Our Song and of course we sang Let it Go—the crowd favorite. You might live with a host family and attend high school in South Korea for a real view in the culture of the country. I get up by 6am 2. For three years, they repeat these seemingly boring days. ( Log Out /  Welcome to everyone, including native Koreans … Thanks for reading! For a typical high school student, the official school day may end at 4 p.m., but can drag on for grueling hours at private cram institutes or in-school study hall, often not wrapping up until 11 p.m. ( Log Out /  I would like to thank all my classmates for letting me shoot the video for the whole day, love you … You think about your past. But this in the end had a positive, we were not going to have to present anything! Let us peep into the school diary of a student and learn about a day in the life of a high school student. Students kept coming into the room to use it… I originally planned on sleeping during that period but instead I went hard on the study grind. I wanted to go to a 노래방 (once again) and sing some old Justin Bieber songs like Baby, One Time, One Less Lonely Girl, etc. So what is the daily life of a Korean high school student life? They are not in uniform like many other high school students in South Korea. We also read a blurb of an article predicting that there would be humans marrying robots in the near future and our teacher goes “Probably from Japan! Along the way, she created new memories of the place she used to call home. Most students get to school on their own by walking, bike, or the city bus. 윤아 tried defending the idea saying that you could see what was inside (or how much you had) without opening the door and though I find that somewhat valid, that’s not what the article said. I’m also grateful to all of the friends I’ve made here, and all the memories we’ve made together and will continue to make for the time I have left. (But only for a short period at a coin 노래방, I wanted to be home for dinner.). From what I've gathered from my older students at my English academy (hagwon) and my academy's director's son, high school students sleep 6 hours a day, if they are lucky and work, study, work, and study all day long. Playing next. It was funny that he wanted to make me feel more included within the class but I was not about to sit next to someone who clearly wasn’t up for the interaction. I spend another 2 hours on the way home 6. Everyone back home has still made an effort to keep in touch while I’ve been gone, and that honestly means the world to me. Suicide is the leading cause of death among teens. While chatting with Katie in the morning, I kept telling her that I was dreading going to 국어 and that Wednesdays were always so long… when it was in fact Tuesday. Keeping friendships when you’re on opposite sides of the planet is no easy task, but I am happy to say that I really had you guys with me while I’ve been here. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. In Korea to this day, this is a sore subject and is seemingly continuously present in the collective Korean psyche. It was also quieter and easier to talk because there were less students. ( Log Out /  Eventually, my host sisters came home and they didn’t just bring themselves. “There is the surprise factor – things you never know are coming,” McGuirk said. She showed me the pictures and wow did they look delicious! 6:45 a.m.-7:00a.m. The upcoming school year will be different from what we are used to. my youtube channel is the 89th most viewed Korean channel of the week!!!!! Korean High School. When I talk about how nervous I am about going home, I get many, “Don’t get ahead of yourself. While chatting with Katie in the morning, I kept telling her that I was dreading going to 국어 and that Wednesdays were always so long… when it was in fact Tuesday. We all started erupting in laughter as I kept questioning “Why can’t you just open the door of the fridge?”. I feel honored to have so many amazing people in my life. You think during East Asia class too because even though you’re interested, most of the time  you just pick up on small words to capture the big idea (–I definitely don’t have the vocabulary of that level). And less fitting… a BMI scale? 04/16/19 Tuesday . The film will follow the students during the most stressful time of their lives- their last year of high school. Koreans already often have another fridge for their 김치 and 반찬! It feels good to be included. 4. He pointed out that I had no one sitting next to me on one side, so he could just plop his stuff down on that desk. Change ). Actually half way through the period, two of the girls from my group—은서 and 지연—came into the room apologizing to me as they thought I was waiting for them since they never outright cancelled the meeting with me. We were supposed to start it last week but the teacher was absent the whole week because of the flu, so we were starting it late. Feb. Find All Posts of This Month: 2 - 2013. Flowers left on a fellow classmate’s desk after she jumped to her death at the young age of 16. I live an hour away, so I ate at school with my deskmate and her friends. Today, April 3rd, marks that I have eight more weeks ahead and almost thirty one behind. Thanks for watching! I only do this on Fridays, and get to sleep late the next day. “SPECS” get you further along in life than your GPA can? 155k members in the korea community. That’s all for this blog post~ I hope you enjoyed! My days were really off today (in my mind I mean). Here’s a few examples of the harsh reality behind high school life in South Korea: 1. Smile because it happened. Because of intense competition and cultural factors, high school students are encouraged to do schooling beyond the typical 8am-4pm schedule. Teachers are respected in Korea. Though the Yonsei Samsung Library bursts … 13!!! Posted on April 3, 2016 by Katie McMahan. 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