This week we will meet Soobin Han, who just came back from an Exchange program at Waseda University in Japan!
Waseda University is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. What did you most enjoyed about it?
What I loved most about Waseda SILS department is the wide range of classes it provides. As a liberal arts college like Yonsei UIC, SILS tries to cultivate wholistic learning environment in which interdisciplinary knowledges are taught and learned. For instance, I took classes on Middle Eastern studies and ancient Greek philosophy and was able to draw some meaningful connections.
Did you have any goal for your exchange program before you leave? Did you achieve it?
Yes, my goals were to polish my Japanese skill and gain deeper understanding of Japanese culture. My second foreign language is Japanese but I did not have enough chance to use it in daily basis in Korea. I hoped living in Japan will allow me to learn more day-to-day expressions. So far, I improved to the degree that I can launch some interesting conversation with native Japanese speakers.
What do you plan for next semester, back in Yonsei University?
I am planning pursuit a profession of law, so I will most likely to study for LEET or seek some internship opportunities. I am also looking forward to share my knowledge acquired in Japan with my fellow classmates.