Exchange Student

Posted on February 13, 2008 at 11:57 Down the Drain

Many days ago, I saw this announcement in the front door of the dorm about being an exchange student in Korea. My mother has always been interested in such thing. However, everytime she insists it, I merely say that it will delay me a year at school. With that, I never took any interest on the announcement.

As I was watching PokΓ©mon today, I heard my dormmates Jo Ann and Hanny John congratulating their classmate Denise. At that instant, I knew what it was all about. Still, I confirmed it from my classmate who was also watching TV. “She’s going to Korea!” After hearing it, I was mysteriously left blank. When Denise left, I had a conversation with her two classmates. I asked random stuff primarily including the free allowance. I learned that one could be an exchange student for just five months, just like what one student from our school did. That is, I leave on summer and come back late for the first semester. When I think about it, it actually is not a bad idea, unlike when you do stay there for a year, which definitely delays your schooling. I was also told that even though Denise will graduate before leaving, she will still need to enroll some units when she gets back. That means, that if one goes there not a Senior student, and stay for only five months, then there will be no apparent reason of extending a year or so at school, and, in time, one will also be able to attend the graduation ceremonies. Now, doesn’t the situation apply to me?

My heart feels very heavy right now. I should have thought of all the possibilities and options and even thought of applying in the first place. Perhaps, it would have been my sole chance of going abroad, and I simply let it slip away.


  1. christel
    February 13, 2008 at 19:38

    being an exchange student is not bad at all. :’D in fact i’m going to try next school year if in case i’m going to be qualified.. i doubt it though since my knowledge in japanese / korean is just basic. x.x

    it’s up to you if you want to stay for a year or just a semester. πŸ™‚ a semester is enough to experience studying abroad. haha. πŸ™‚ and i think going abroad is an advantage.. to think that schools there have higher quality education.. LOL. xD may connection ba ung mga pinagsasasabi ko? xP


  2. usame
    February 13, 2008 at 20:53

    baka may ibang gusto ang panginoon para sa iyo kaya hindi ka niya pina apply diyan? hehe. okay lang yan, marami pang ibang opportunities πŸ˜€


  3. Hiro
    February 14, 2008 at 12:11

    I’m sure you’ll have other chances. After all, there are TONS of years ahead of you to do whatever you want.

    You could even go there after you graduate, just for the sake of going. I’m sure there are tons of programs for home-stay even if you aren’t a student.

    Good luck. πŸ™‚


  4. Sese
    February 14, 2008 at 15:37

    I’ve always wanted to be an exchange student in japan. It was a far fetch dream for I wasn’t an International Studies major way back in college but hey, I still could go to Japan as a tourist.

    Anyway about downloading in torrents. You need an application first, Download it here And when you do, you can download anything you want from torrents :pirate:


  5. kingdaddyrich
    February 14, 2008 at 18:58

    hindi ko pa rin alam kung ano yung exchange student… πŸ™‚

    pag pumunta ka ba ng korea may ka exchange kang student na dito naman mag aaral? ganon ba yun?


    at ako,, ang kurso ko ay BS EcE.


  6. Matoda
    February 15, 2008 at 22:04

    Good luck in Korea!
    Kekeke. I would ask you to say hi to my relatives for me, but I don’t think you’d be going to the same area.


  7. Christian
    February 16, 2008 at 21:04

    If I were to be given the chance to be an exchange student, I would gladly accept it. Just thinking of being an exchange student makes me drool. Lol.


  8. Matoda
    February 16, 2008 at 21:38

    why not?
    I’d kill for the chance >.<

    -I kinda of feel stupid now xD-


  9. Euri
    February 18, 2008 at 14:51

    No! Don’t go to Korea! Japan, Taiwan or US are great, but don’t go to Korea! It’s not like I have anything against Koreans or something, but I heard, education here is better.


    August 25, 2009 at 21:13

    I’m DYING to go to Korea! You should have taken your chances. Sayang! Anyhow, who knows, there’d be another mail waiting at your door. πŸ™‚


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