Since I came to Korea in the middle of the school year, I thought I may be lucky enough to skip orientation. Nope.
I lived and return to tell the tale of the week-long imprisonment.
90% of the time was spent in class falling asleep or playing on the phone. But no one wants to see two hundred pictures of that.
Location: Cheonan – JEI Building
Dates: August 24 – 30, 2012
See slideshow below:
Dreading orientation, but what a gorgeous view!
Ice cream to get us through the day.
Korean class. Learned “Arirang” and “The Tadpole Song.”
Standard dorm room. They provided slippers!
Buffet lunch! Cause sushi rolls and chicken nuggets and curry go hand in hand!
A tummy ache waiting to happen.
…and more classes.
Typical dinner for the week: fish, rice, side dish, and soup.
We tried many ice cream flavors that week.
Ahhh! We found the ping pong room!
…and ANOTHER class. This guy was pretty informative though.
Buffet lunch/tummy ache #2 of the week.
The convenience store took a lot of our money that week.
They made us partake in norebang.
But most of us just goofed around.
A speaker describing her lesson to us with a white fish, whom she aptly named “Whitey.”
And then the entire country went into panic mode for Typhoon Bolaven; but all we got was rain.
Chicken for lunch!
Then we made Imae masks for our Club Activity class. Gotta admit, Korean clay is way cooler than American clay.
I found my new favorite Korean snack!
Teams performing their lesson plans.
Then this speaker showed up looking rather dapper.
…but then he got comfortable with us, and this happened.
Rain rain rain!
Korea’s advanced water-leak control system.
For my week of hard work, this is what I got.
Our group won first place for final presentations! We each got a 30,000 \ gift certificate. Not too shabby.