Im a jounor right now and i want to be a foriegn exchange student in another country. I live in the U.S but i thought Korea would be a fun place to finish my learning. Plus i was thinking i could go to coledge there and become a marienbiologist if i could understand korean. My friend teaches english at korea. How do i become a foriegn exchange student? And would it be posible to become one?
hey! AFS actually doesn't have a program to korea.
i'm on exchange right now with YFU.
it was pretty expensive and there aren't any scholarships for it.
the experience is great, but if you come, i highly recommend lots and LOTS of korean practice and a strong will. there a lot of things you may not like here...it's really tough.
learn a lot about the culture [especially about older culture] before you decide to come.
my recommendation is, come when you are in college. the korean high school system is really tough and as a high school student, your exchange program might be a little overprotective and you may not get to experience as much.
Congratulations, you have resurrected a post from November 2009. Better late than never eh? On forum boards that are not very active (like this one) it's a good idea to take a good look at the date of the last comment posted. Of course the information you posted will probably be useful to someone else who might be reading the forums, but the original author of this topic hasn't been active in a long time.
So you are a foreign exchange student in Korea at the present time? That sounds awesome --I envy you.