CAS '21 Megan Everts

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SA: Yonsei University
SA: Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies
GRIP: Intern in France
VIA: Intern in South Korea
PSA: Penn-in-Tours

Programs Abroad:

  • Semester Abroad (SA): Yonsei University

  • Semester Abroad (SA): Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies

  • Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP): Intern in Paris, France (Funding-Only)

  • Penn Summer Abroad (PSA): Penn-in-Tours, France

Ask me about...

  • Studying abroad in multiple countries 

  • Taking classes in a foreign language abroad

  • Doing a homestay abroad

  • Seeing a doctor abroad

  • Navigating public transportation systems

  • Traveling during weekends and breaks

My Experience Abroad:

I study International Relations and East Asian Area Studies, so studying abroad in an East Asian country was an obvious choice for me. I decided to split my year abroad between South Korea and Japan because I am specifically interested in the relationship between these two countries. By studying directly in both of these countries, I was able to gain a more nuanced understanding of their histories and cultures.

Other Highlights:

  • Reconnecting with an exchange student who studied abroad at Penn (this was in South Korea, and she played a big role in convincing me to study abroad in Korea)

  • Baking with my host family in Japan

  • Going to the Wakakusa Yamayaki festival in Nara, where they burned a mountain

  • Attending concerts and making new friends at these concerts (on both my GRIP program in Paris and my study abroad in South Korea)

  • Taking my first solo trip (traveled to Brussels and Amsterdam for a weekend during my GRIP program)

On the Penn Abroad Blog:

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