Here’s what students who took part in the South Korea Study Away program had to say about their experience.

"I'd love to return to South Korea at some point in my career. I felt like completing an internship in Seoul and getting hands-on experience helped me apply what I'd studied in class. I also grew as a person and learned a lot about myself, as I went to a different school, met new people, and went sightseeing by myself. Two years on, I'm still refining what I learned during my internship. It's definitely an experience I'll never forget."

Haruna Heima
Fashion Merchandising with minors in International Business and Japanese

"The internship I completed in South Korea challenged my preconceived notions of hard work. It also gave me valuable firsthand insight into the corporate fashion design culture. Seoul also inspired me immensely from a general design perspective, as it's such a new, modern city yet has retained so much of its history. The level of passion and diversity I saw around visual communication design in Seoul still motivates me in my graduate studies. In fact, I'm actually trying to go back after I graduate with my masters."

Rachel Christian
Visual Communications Design Graduate Student at Kent State University
BA Fashion Design

"The Study Away program had such a personal and professional impact on me. It was an unforgettable experience that I still love to talk about, as I made so many memories and lifelong friends during that trip. Visiting South Korea opened my eyes to a whole new world. Now, I firmly believe nothing beats the experience of completely immersing yourself into another culture.

I'd always dreamed of visiting South Korea, as that's where my grandmother is from, and I was welcomed by amazing food, people, and endless entertainment. It seemed nerve racking at first since it was my first time traveling outside the country, but it was so worth it! I got to see how South Koreans view fashion from their viewpoint and witness the professional differences in how they approach work. The two months I spent in South Korea has left a lasting impression on me, and it was nothing short of amazing!"

Mi'Angel Daniels
Masters of Fashion Industry Studies Graduate Student at Kent State University
Fashion Design