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Wanting to be come a foriegn exchange students

kmia22
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Wanting to be come a foriegn exchange students

Postby kmia22 » November 24th, 2009 2:18 am

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?

maknaelove
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Postby maknaelove » November 24th, 2009 1:17 pm

hi!
you can try AFS program.... i qualified to be an exchange student...but my 'scholarship' was a one-year program so i had to pay.... and it was very expensive....so I did not continue.....

maybe AFS will go to your school.... :D

or you can go to their website... .i think it's afs.org or afs.com ....... :D

i hope this helps.... :)

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tintin
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Postby tintin » July 27th, 2010 7:49 am

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.

college=more freedom=more opportunities.

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Postby trutherous » July 27th, 2010 1:36 pm

Hi tintin,

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.

George - fellow student

tintin
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Postby tintin » July 27th, 2010 3:52 pm

Hi George!

I didn't think about that! Thank you for the tip :)

timandyou
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Hello tintin,

Postby timandyou » July 28th, 2010 12:33 am

:o

"I envy you too!"
haha~~

thanks for commenting on this forum.

cheers,

Tim 8)

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