Gilman Blog #14 | Studying Abroad and Career Paths

Gilman Blog #14 | Studying Abroad and Career Paths

Heading into my semester abroad at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, I never expected it to be the cliche over-the-top, life-changing experience. As an International Studies major at Macalester, I was required to study abroad,…

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Gilman Blog #12 | It Has Been a Fun 4 Months
Seoul, South Korea

Gilman Blog #12 | It Has Been a Fun 4 …

Although it seems like such a cliche to say, it honestly does feel like I wrote my mid-semester reflection just last week. Now, I am finishing this post nearly three weeks after leaving Korea in…

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Gilman Blog #11 | Semester End Bucket List Follow Up

Gilman Blog #11 | Semester End Bucket List Follow …

Near the beginning of my semester abroad, I made a bucket list for myself to accomplish over the 4 months that I was living in Korea. Now that my semester has ended and I have officially…

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Gilman Blog #9 | I Saw North Korea

Gilman Blog #9 | I Saw North Korea

  Wow. Where do I even begin? “Hey Rachel! What did you do today?” “I went to the DMZ and saw North Korea!” Since there were places that I was unable to document and take…

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Gilman Blog #8 | What We Miss from Home

Gilman Blog #8 | What We Miss from Home

About two weeks ago, I was in search of fresh new ideas for blog posts. Thanks to Jennifer, I think this blog post would shed some light on our identities abroad, culture shock, and homesickness….…

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Gilman Blog #7 | Being Korean-passing in Korea

Gilman Blog #7 | Being Korean-passing in Korea

  As you can tell from the title of this blog post, this will be a rather interesting topic to tackle. For the past few weeks, I have been trying to figure out how to…

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Gilman Blog #6 | A Seoul-ful Mid-semester Reflection

Gilman Blog #6 | A Seoul-ful Mid-semester Reflection

  Half of a semester is now gone, and, in the blink of an eye, another year has passed and I have now entered my twenties. I’m still in disbelief that I can now tell…

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Gilman Blog #5 | Taking Classes at Ewha

Gilman Blog #5 | Taking Classes at Ewha

I have already received so many questions from others asking me about Ewha and the differences between Ewha and Macalester, so in this post, I will address some of the aspects of Ewha in contrast…

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Gilman Blog #4 | Adjusting to a New Environment

Gilman Blog #4 | Adjusting to a New Environment

As someone who has moved between over seven schools during her K-12 career, I will say that I am lucky enough to adapt quickly to new environments and am flexible enough to play things by…

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