Areli's Journey to South Korea

Current Location

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Hi, I'm Areli, and for me, studying abroad in Korea feels like a dream come true! The people, the culture, the food... everything has been so fascinating and vibrant. Join me as I explore more!


I was very excited to visit Korea in the fall since I had been told that autumn is a particularly stunning season. I was amazed by the beauty of the experience!


Our time together is drawing to a close!  However, my departure from Korea does not mean the end of my journey. This experience has opened up my wish to get to know other countries and languages.

Field Notes

The Korean bus and subway systems are very punctual and accurate. The buses can take you anywhere in Seoul, but if you need to travel further, the subway makes those destinations very accessible.


One of the most fun activities to do in Korea is to attend Birthday Cafes for Idols. They usually get a lot of promotion by the media, and it's fun to celebrate and get special birthday merchandise!