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rjw  ·  446 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 5, 2017

As a British person, I would say pick Seoul ;)

I have a friend who lived just outside Seoul for a year and a bit as an EFL teacher so if you have any questions, I could see if I could pass them on to him (he's not on here).

blackbootz  ·  445 days ago  ·  link  ·  

But as an American, England has enormous appeal. It's different enough to satisfy the craving for something culturally distinct from the US. The University of Leeds is one of the most diverse schools in the world, 25% of its 20k+ undergraduate population is international. And my extroversion would feed off of the lack of a (big) language barrier.

But Seoul is so cool. And the support that comes with a program like a structured study abroad is more utilized the more foreign and exotic a place is. I can go to England anytime and I'd be fine. I don't know the next time I could visit South Korea like this.

I'm torn. I look forward to learning more about this all.

rjw  ·  445 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The fact that England is distinct enough from the USA to satisfy a cultural craving did not occur to me, but I would surely say the same thing if I were considering living in the USA...

blackbootz  ·  444 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think we're on the same page then. Where in the UK are you from? How old are you? Have you ever been to the states?

rjw  ·  444 days ago  ·  link  ·  

South east England (currently in London), 24 years old. I went to New York for a week when I was 18 for a robotics competition. Damn, that was exactly 6 years ago... I should go to the USA again.