Zoe Allen Maitland
Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia, Korean Language Study Abroad
Hi, I’m Zoe, a participant of the Korea University PMSA group.
I moved from Wellington to study a Bachelor of Global Studies (Politics and Human Rights) and a BA (Japanese). I first got interested in languages in High School and wanted to expand my abilities once I started university, which is why I began studying Korean. Since then, my interest in different languages and cultures has only grown, and I’m excited for this trip to be a chance for me to not only learn more of the language but to learn and experience the culture of Korea.
I feel like we just arrived but somehow 3 months have passed. So much has happened and yet I feel as though there is so much left to do in Seoul. It’s a strange contradiction of emotions. I don’t want to leave but I’m so ready to go home. I’ve loved my time here in…
After having been in Seoul for a couple months now I feel quite settled. I’ve worked out routine, I’ve made solid friends and continue to build new relationships. I think that the environment that we have found ourselves in is quite fascinating. I’m meeting so many different people from around the world, and learning about…
It’s strange doing mundane things in a place entirely different from your norm. We just finished our first week of classes. When I’m in the classroom, it feels like I’m just in another Korean lesson in Auckland. However, as soon as classes end and I walk out onto the beautiful Korea University campus, I remember…