May 2018

Saturday, May 26, 2018

What's the ultimate dream after finishing your undergraduate studies? Episode 125


"My ultimate dream after finishing my undergraduate studies is to attend medical school and hopefully become a licensed physician. After doing so, I would love to be able to specialize in ophthalmology during my residency and hopefully receive fellowship opportunities in my field of ophthalmology. I believe the ability to see is essential to living a fulfilled life and becoming an ophthalmologist would enable me to take those skills to developing countries and help the less fortunate in seeing. Having terrible eyesight myself, I know the struggles of not being able to see. However, in developing nations, the inability to see combined with high levels of poverty creates a dangerous environment for those living in those conditions."



Nicole Lai (Senior) of Northwood High School










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Friday, May 18, 2018

After all the AP exams, do you think that it was worth taking the tests? Would you tell younger students to take AP exams like you did? Episode 124


" I think it was worth taking it. However, I want to warn some of the younger students who are planning to take AP to reconsider taking some of the exams. Since AP exam is a college-level test, it requires ardent practice and studying to ace the test. Therefore, if you think AP exam is helpful but not "essential," I would suggest you to just take a normal class. "







Rafael Sung (Junior) of Seoul Scholars International











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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

What do you plan to do over the summer to prepare for college next year? Episode 123


"Hi, my name is Chan and I plan to attend the University of Virginia next fall and to prepare for that, I plan on traveling abroad to expand my knowledge of other cultures in preparation for college. In college, I plan to study business and in order to do so, I believe understanding global business is a very important piece of the puzzle. Thusly, I plan on exploring the East Asian culture in Korea this summer for my future educational career at UVA."



Chan Sohn (Senior) of Freedom high school











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Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Influence of Korean Wave Episode 122


"The influence of Korean wave all around the world is unimaginable. It is usual for famous K-pop stars to go to foreign countries and hold concerts. Not only that, these days, K-pop stars are required to be fluent in variety of foreign languages, and foreigners are easily seen in idol groups. Last year, one of the famous K-pop star BTS have received award and proved that K-pop stars are not only influential in Asia, but also in different continents. Since the world is focusing on K-pop, it is no exaggeration to say that K-pop is improving our national competitiveness. The influence of K-pop is also seen in Korea, especially between teenagers. Teenagers form consensus between themselves when they are in fond of a same K-pop star, and go to concerts or listen to their music to relieve stress."







Soeun Choi (Sophomore) of Yeoksam Middle School 














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