Greetings from Korea!
I studied Mechanical Engineering and Production Economics in Korea for about 4 months at Soongsil University. I originally had 6 courses, but two of them were cancelled, so I was left with:
- Engineering Design (where we got to choose projects using Arduino Uno and self-made phone apps.)
- Advertising and Promotion
- International Logistics & Trade
- International Business
Which is enough for 4 month exchange.
In my free time, I did a lot of things. We made a really good group of friends right from the start and did a lot of things with them example:
- One week trip to YangYang in the first weeks after quarantine
- In the third week we went on a week trip to Jeju-do Island.
- Renting a car and buying sleeping bags + hammocks and touring all over Korea and staying out except the first night because we met some really nice people and they asked us to stay with them
- A week in Busan
- Joining to a kickboxing gym
- Hiking & staying out with hammocks
- Skiing in Youngpyong Resort
And the free time in general was really nice with a good group of friends. There were no boring days.
Comparison of education and training in Finland
In Korea, university is very competitive because grades are given cumulatively. School felt like a race sometimes because of this. I had this kind of arrangement in all my other courses, except in Engineering Design. In Finland grading system is points-based and you get your grade based on effort. The exams were usually just memorization, which was sometimes really hard to adjust to.