It is only very hard to be accepted an ex-change student institution of Hanyang university(HYU) in comparison with other university. Especially, to get into the renowned prestigious university in America is much harder. Last year, just arriving at MIT, Park Jung-eum, Division of Architecture of the College of Engineering Sciences at Ansan, had taken lessons during a year as an ex-change student of two Hanyangians. How was her studying at MIT that many students dream? Listen her living at MIT who now, has working at IMD, International Marketing Division."
When asked her what did her effort to get through an ex-hange student at MIT."I did study with other applicative an ex-change student. Before I leaved, I also had attend an Essay institute but it was not good to me." She also said, "I should be taken charge of my GPA. So, while until second grade, I had not done good GPA. But since third grade, I cared my credits and get marks in 4.1 credits. Therefore, I passed and went to MIT as an ex-change student."
After getting through an ex-change student, she had to solve the problem of English and the residence. "It was somewhat sudden to me that I would go to MIT. I just knew that I was selected as MIT exchange Student just 10 days before leaving. Because MIT had not offered the dormitory to ex-change student, I lived in sorority house with other ex-change student last year. We might say 'sorority house' that it come together living some women such as group. Where some men come together calls 'fraternity'." And also "If you do not make sense to speak English each other, you will feel sorrow. Especially, because there are so many lectures of discussing, if you can not speak English well, you are so depressing.
Even though she had some difficulties to leave in MIT, she reminisced MIT life with happiness.
"I had taken Engineering lectures as well as Architecture lecture. There are so many lectures to discuss each other by making groups and to do assignment continually during a semester." And "MIT has good building and establishment in comparison with those of Korea universities It is very fantastic to study. There are many libraries. The library is not screen facility but tables which are exposed to the sun and pile up in Charce-river. We also can study by seating sofas. It was romantic and make me feel to study strongly.”
She also said that she could experience the real America and MIT; an advanced education. "MIT student is so clever. There are no comparison with them because it will lose proud of myself. But I tried to turn this stimulus as positive think. And what I hope to you is not just studying. But I think that the aim of an ex-change student should be studying other country and learn their culture and impress them profoundly."
I can feel firm faith of her. She has a power of her word and pride of Korean. I hope that student who wants to be ex-change student has positive think and pride of mine; I Can Do It. And they should have passion to do with talent of world.