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Written at 06:16 09-12-2011, Suncheon City, JeollaNamdo, ROK / Jiyoungmichellehan@gmail.com
Hello, everyone. How are you doing today? I hope you all are doing fine! =)
For me, I'm tied-up, because I'm working on with my college application essay.
I've just completed with the essay question 2 which is kind of "WHY us?" essay.
My deadline is soon. so please help me with revision, grammer check or comment anyone?
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※ Essay Question 2 (250 words or less)
The Underwood International College is an all-English liberal arts college located within a Korean university. UIC offers a truly multinational experience, with students and faculty from all over the world. As a relatively new college, UIC/ASP is always thinking of ways to define itself and its educational mission. In your view, what makes UIC/ASP an interesting or unique place? As a potential student here, what would you bring to UIC/ASP, and why is UIC/ASP your college of choice?
I define UIC as 'a house built on the rock'. As a new college of Yonsei University, UIC envisions new paradigm of undergraduate education by offering its liberal art education. When I first attracted to apply to UIC, what weight upon my mind was about instability that UIC might have as a newly established college. However, researching on UIC, I found out that UIC can both take advantages of both being newly established college and being located in Korea's historic Yonsei University.
As a prospective PSIR student in UIC, I believe UIC will fulfill my expectation of university life. Professors at UIC, who are prominent scholars in their academic areas, will provide me the top level of education in Korea with English lectures. Moreover, seminars taught by notable visiting professors such as Nobel Prize laureate will allow me to study not only familiar fields but unfamiliar fields, showing me the big picture of my future career. Also, international student body will teach me the better understanding and cooperation with different people and cultures.
I've strived to define what diversity means in my life. Academically, I've tried to experience various fields such as debating, writing articles in history magazine, working on news alert team for Earth hour event, etc. Also, my exchange student year to US in area where most population was African-American had changed my view towards the world, and redefined my 'diversity'. Still, my travel of 'diversity' has never ended, and I hope to continue this path in UIC.
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I define UIC as 'a house built on the rock'. As a new college of Yonsei University, UIC envisions new paradigm of undergraduate education by offering its liberal art education.
When I was first attracted to UIC. what weighed upon my mind was the instability that UIC might have as a newly established college.
-- This sentence is structured very strangely. I would find a new way to state the point of it. Maybe :
When I was first attracted to UIC, the possible instability as a newly established college was a worrisome factor.
However, after doing research on UIC. I found out that UIC has the advantages of being a newly established college and being located in Korea's historic Yonsei University.
As a prospective PSIR student at UIC, I believe UIC will fulfill my expectation of university life. Professors at UIC, who are prominent scholars in their academic areas, will provide the top level education in Korea with English lectures .
Moreover, seminars taught by notable visiting professors. such as a Nobel Prize laureate, will allow me to study not only familiar fields but unfamiliar fields, showing me the big picture of my future career.
Also, the international student body will teach me the better understanding and cooperation with different people and cultures.
I've strived to define what diversity means in my life. Academically, I've tried to experience various fields such as debating, writing articles in a history magazine, working on a news alert team for Earth hour event, etc.
Also, my exchange student year in the US in an area with a primarily African-American population changed my view towards the world and redefined my 'diversity'.
For housing in Songdo or Shinchon, the UIC office may be the best to consult. In Songdo most students will stay in the student housing provided by the university, whilst in Shinchon many students also choose to live off campus.On campus in Shinchon there is the International/SK Global House, as well as dormitories to the northeast of the campus.
How to get to Songdo's Yonsei International Campus (YIC) from the airport?
UGC offers a free pick-up service to all new incoming UIC students.
Alternatively, one can take the bus to Songdo by oneself. Buses run until very late, so even on late arrival one should be able to catch one. The bus going to Songdo's Yonsei International Campus is 6707B (송도) / 6707B (Songdo). The bus comes on average every 30 minutes. You will get off the bus at the Korean National Coast Guard stop (해양경찰청), see blue circle on map. You will then need to follow the blue path to catch the 91 Bus or catch a cab to go to the Yonsei International Campus (YIC). You do not need to go all the way down the street to catch a cap. Any of the caps pointed in this direction should be able to take you to campus for around 5,000 Won.
The 91 bus is a great way to get out and explore Songdo by the way! See the route on the map in purple below. There are two main bus stops surrounding Yonsei. The closest is the bus stop named 연세대 (Yonsei University). The stop is just outside of the YIC main gates. The second stop, 연세앞 (Yonsei-ap/Yonsei Front) is much farther. You should go there to catch a bus to Seoul though. The 91 bus runs from about 05:30 to 23:30. The fee for the bus is 800 Won on Transportation Card (T-Money, Cash Bee, U-Pass and others) and 1,100 Won in cash.
When taking the taxi, tell the driver Yonsei University (연세대학교) and he will take your there for about 5,000 Won. If he is familiar with taking students to the campus, he will go through the automatic gates. If not tell him to enter. Use your hands to point, in case your Korean is still limited. Have the driver take the first left after entering so that he takes you to the dorms. There you will be able to check in.
How to get around Seoul/Korea?
The YIC provides a shuttle bus to the Yonsei Shinchon campus, which is most convenient to get to the city. While the shuttle bus is for free, public transport including bus and subway, are fairly priced at 1,050 Won per ride. To avoid paying several fares for one trip with a few transfers, it is highly advised to get a T-Money Card, available at all subway stations. Your Yonsei student ID also serves as a T-Money card, so you may want to return any T-Money card once receiving your student ID.
The subway network is very much self-explanatory and runs from 5:30 until 24:00. Buses are also simple to use, but as not all the stations are written and announced in English, watch out for your stop.
The following apps are very helpful to get around Seoul:
Transport Cards (교통카드) are plastic cards that are similar in size and shape to a credit or debit card. Using RF and NFC technologies cards charged with digital credits can be held up to scanners to pay for transportation. All buses, subways and most taxis take this form of payment. See below for a sample transport card and the Yonsei student ID with T-Money functionality.
In terms of the subway (지하철) the traditional way to ride was to use a booth to purchase a ticket to your destination. However digital kiosks or charging stations now allow you to put cash onto a transport card.At Yonsei University:
Underwood International College (acronym: UIC) was founded in 2006 as a constituent college of Yonsei University. based in Seoul and Incheon. South Korea. [ 7 ] It is the first and only liberal arts college in the country, and all classes are conducted in English. [ 8 ]History [ edit ]
UIC accepted its inaugural class in March of 2006. Its first dean was Professor Jongryn Mo. Earlier, in October of 2004, the President of Yonsei University had appointed Mo as chairman of the University Committee for New International College, and Mo contributed significantly to the early development of UIC. [ 9 ]Overview [ edit ]
UIC is the first and only liberal arts college in South Korea, and the only program at Yonsei University to conduct all classes in English. [ 8 ] It has small classes taught by some 102 Korean and international faculty, of whom around 40 hold an undergraduate and/or graduate degree from an Ivy League and/or Oxbridge university. [ 10 ] For the class of 2013, UIC received 1,713 applications for 225 student places across three academic divisions [ 11 ] - an acceptance rate of 13.13%.
Partnerships with other schoolsAcademics [ edit ] Majors [ edit ] Minors [ edit ] References [ edit ]
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