Seoul – SKKU Summer International itinerary

You may be curious of how the students in SKKU spend their time over the program.
Students are only required to take at least 1 class. Korean classes are optional.

Mondays to Fridays:

Morning classes starts at 9 am and ends at 12pm.
Lunch time is from 12 pm to 1 pm.
Afternoon classes then starts at 1 pm to 4 pm.
Korean classes are from 4:30 pm to 6 pm. (Tuesdays and Thursdays only)
Field trips and cultural activities are held from 4 pm onwards (Mostly Wednesdays)

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12 thoughts on “Seoul – SKKU Summer International itinerary

  1. hello sweetie, thank you so much for your reply to my previous comment. It’s most certainly helpful. I have signed up for the SKKU this year and got accepted and I’m also planning to blog about my adventures in korea as there’s really a lack of information.

    Some more queries I have:
    1. You mentioned you went jeju with your skku friends after the programme, so did you buy a round trip airticket from SG – Korea or did you buy a single trip ticket? This is one of my queries since I don’t know if I should get a roundtrip (as it is cheaper) or get a single trip as I might want to stay longer in korea or travel with the friends I made there to other places.

    2. Also do they segregate people according to where they are from? Like all the Singaporeans in one dorm, US in another dorm and so on.

    3. I heard that people usually stick to people of own race, like all the germans group together, US group together, Asians group together, is that true?

    4. Did you rent a mobile phone while in Korea? I had read your post regarding the improvements of the prepaid sim card in korea, does it mean that all along Korea don’t have those prepaid sim card with data plan that you can change into? Because I want to bring my iphone there and was curious about this point.

    5. Are lessons from mon-thurs? That’s what I heard was true for other uni, so I’m not sure about this.

    6. Any places of interests/restaurants we must visit?

    Thank you, sorry for the never ending questions, but these are some of the info I couldn’t really get. You’re really a kind person for answering all those questions, I can’t thank you enough! (:

    • 1. I bought a round trip as i needed to come back SG for graduation. Most people i knew over there be it Singaporeans, Asians, Caucasians or Europeans bought round trip as they needed to go back to their country to resume school. Only a handful who had no plans after the SKKU program would travel around. It really depends on your budget for air tickets and your plans.

      2. Nope they do not. It also depends on the number of students admitted into the program that year. My house mates consisted of Singaporeans, Japanese and Mexicans. One of the Malaysian girl in another dorm shared her room with a girl from Austria.

      3. Naturally, most people will stick to their own race and nationality but when i was there, my group of friends did consist of an African American, Koreans, Singaporeans and Malaysians. Through Global Forum and my classes, i got to know more people from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Colombia, Hawaii, Switzerland, Turkey and Canada and we hung out whenever we could.

      4. I bought an international sim card.
      All along, you had to rent a whole mobile phone with a local number included from Korea’s phone/network provider.
      But now, you can use your own phone and just purchase a simcard.

      I am not sure about iphone though as i was using an android phone at that time but as long as it is a smart phone, it should work fine.
      Just make sure your phone is not locked to a simcard or something.

      5. Lessons are from Monday to Friday. I added a new post on it πŸ™‚

      6. Visit Jeju, jijimbang (sauna/bath house), noraebang (karaoke), their 4D movie theatres and eat lots of Korean BBQ, their kimbab, bibimbap and those street stalls with live seafood.
      As for places of interest, you can try Myeong Dong, Ewha, Dong Dae Mun for shopping, Itaewon for tourist attraction and various museums.
      There is really so much to say. I will add more information on this soon along with pictures! Thanks for asking.

      7. Yes the cafeteria is open. If i am not wrong, food ranges from $5 to $10 Singapore dollars.
      Variety of food are mainly Korean food but they do have one or two stalls with international flavour.

  2. Oh, sorry, and also is the cafeteria in SKKU open? Do you have pictures of the cafeteria food and the price and variety? It’d be great if you have them πŸ™‚ I look forward to more posts of yours πŸ˜€

  3. Hi, I am a SIM student too. Thank You for posting up so much information. I have a few enquiries . On the SKKU website, there is the airport pick up and both my friend and I have ticked that option and it was confirmed. However, we are thinking of reaching South Korea earlier to survey the surrounding, do you have any idea whether they would pick us up if we were to reach there 3-4 days earlier than the orientation day. Since the SKKU states in their website that we are not to move in to our dorm by June 26, and our orientation starts on June 27. My friend and I were thinking of probably finding other accommodation options near SKKU during our stay in S. Korea before moving into the dorm.

    2) I would like to ask about the phone issue. If we want internet on our phone, do we still rent the phone in Korea with their network provider. Is it possible to use our own phone and pay for their network services and phone line by purchasing a prepaid sim card?

    Thank You! πŸ˜€

    • 1. actually the airport bus is available for everyone, anyone and anytime from the airport to bus stop opposite dunkin donuts
      (then you have to walk the path ahead from dukin donuts to get to skku)
      the airport bus is 6011 and cost 10 000 won.
      i will post more information up on this as soon as i finish replying you.

      and to answer your question, no i do not think that a specific bus from skku will pick u up 3-4 days earlier because there is always that 6011 airport bus available. i do think the website is referring to the same thing.

      2. you can purchase the prepaid sim card and opt for the data plan option.
      i might have a picture from my friend, let me see if i can find it. You may need to check back for the updates πŸ™‚

      thanks for asking and enjoy your time there!

  4. Hi, I’m also a SIM student and I had applied for the SKKU summer program 2014. Thank you so much for the information, it had helped me understand alot more about the program. I’m still waiting for the release of this year SKKU ISS itinerary. May I know about when will they inform us? Cause my friends and I want to plan for our trip, and it will be difficult without the itinerary for this year 😦 hope you will reply me soon!! :))) thank you!

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