Fun Things to Do in Incheon (Songdo and the Surrounding Areas)

Alright, here it is: the promised list of things to do in Incheon. I’m going to start off with Songdo, since it’s my love and I miss it. Songdo: How to get there: (By Subway) Take the lighter blue Incheon 1 line and get off at any of the stops between Campus Town and International […]

To All of the Future “Incheon Girls” (Especially You, Songdo Girls)

Hi my name is Elaine, and if you’re new to this blog, just a quick self introduction: I spent the 2014-2015 school year studying abroad in South Korea, with NSLI-Y (National Security Language Initiative for Youth). There were 15 kids in my year, and six of us were the “Incheon Girls.” With the exception of […]

NSLI-Y Korea: My Spring Semester Schedule

Every weekday morning, I wake up at 7:06, get dressed, wash up, eat breakfast, and leave for the bus by 7:40. Since I live in Incheon, and recently a push by the local Incheon government to push back when school starts to nine has caused our school to start later. We have to be at […]

NSLI-Y Korean Year 2014-2015 Christmas Party

To get the mushy emotional stuff over with, on Christmas Eve, 2014, we gathered in a hostel to celebrate the Christmas spirit together. Originally, our program had planned a simple Christmas dinner, but a few of us felt that if we could all hang out, watch Christmas movies, eat cookies, and have a sleepover, our […]

Korean High School Festivals

This past Friday, which was Halloween, my school held a 축제 (festival)! Usually what this means for girl schools is BOY SCHOOLS VISITING! And so, when I arrived at school that day, everyone in my class either had makeup on, or was in the process of putting it on. They even took down the full […]