We spoke with DT228 student Daragh Browne about his recent study exchange experience at Kyungpook National University in Daegu South Korea
1. What attracted you to the KEDDIT/Korean study abroad program?
I saw this as a once in a lifetime opportunity that I could not pass up on. I knew it would be a chance to make a lot of international friends and expand my network. I wanted to see how my course subjects would be taught in a different college and in a different part of the world. I was attracted to Korea in particular as it is so culturally different from Ireland.
2. What was the best thing about the Korean study abroad program?
I got to meet so many international students and make new friends. Living on campus gave me the full campus life experience, which I loved! Daegu was a great springboard allowing me to be able to travel to other places - I travelled all around Korea and also visited Japan.
3. What was it like living in Daegu and Korea?
There was definitely a culture shock - especially if you haven't been to Asia before (which I hadn't!). The best way to tackle this is to try everything and make friends with Koreans. The cost of living is similar to Ireland if not a bit cheaper and the food is generally okay.
4. How has the Korean study abroad program experience changed you?
I think I have become a more independent person from this experience. I got to develop my interpersonal skills as I was constantly meeting new people. I have also developed my computer science skills further.
The KEDDIT Exchange programme is an Erasmus+ funded programme open to DT211, DT228 and DT282 year 3 students in their second Semester.
For further information on how to apply for our KEDDIT Exchange programme, please contact our erasmus+ coordinator: William O’Mahony (email@example.com)
TU Dublin Computer Science January 2019. For more information contact William O'Mahony (william.omahony.dit.ie)