Questions that currently bounce about inside my head:
- Should I take summer school at UCI or Yonsei University?
- Should I opt for “easy” classes or go through harder classes?
- Should I go to Europe for spring break?
SUMMER SESSION @ UCI:
- selections of classes are limited
- 3 hour lectures everyday
- most likely commuting from Garden Grove
- shitty parking system
SUMMER SESSION @ YONSEI:
- total program + dorm fee + flight + etc = about $6000
- 1 hr & 20 min lectures
- classes are easier/more fun to take
- live at the dorms (I-House)
Summer school in Korea again is actually not a bad idea… it’s actually a GPA booster and the topics available to take are 100x better than the ones available at UCI. If I get them pre-approved (which I’d have to anyways), then they will count towards my major. However, another summer in Korea for about $6000? It’s a lot to think about since I don’t want to take out another student loan. Plus would it be repetitive? I’ve done the whole EAP thing before & honestly, I thought the system failed miserably. I was off on my own for much of last summer… I guess I will have more insight towards making a decision after I meet with my counselor.
So if I don’t go to Korea for summer school… should I go to Europe for spring break?
I’m going through a “OMG-THIS-IS-THE-LAST-SPRING-BREAK-I’LL-EVER-HAVE” phase so I feel like I have to do something grand to commemorate the occasion. Not only because I feel like I have to, but I want to. I want to go to Europe. Most likely Paris because I feel like if anywhere in Europe, it’d be that place first anyways. I do have a soft spot for Venice but I think it’d be a waste to just see Venice if I go to Italy. I’m looking up deals online for flight+hotel packages… I’d say around $2000 or a little bit less for flight & hotel. Then add in spending money… I heard the euro is strong nowadays too >.<>
I have a lot to think about… I need to be proactive about my thinking & do more research. Time is ticking away…