Loyola University Chicago

Office for International Programs

September 2015


Home Country: Korea

Major:  Mass Communications and Art & Technology

Why did you choose to come to Loyola?

Because it’s located in Chicago, which is a really big city! Before this semester, I was in New Orleans, which is in the south part of the US. It was really fun but it doesn’t have much art or a big city mood so I chose to come to Chicago to enjoy everything.

What have you enjoyed so far about living in the International House?

Actually, when I was in New Orleans, I lived in the dorms with American students and it was good but I really wanted to meet a lot of people from other countries so I chose to live in the International House and I’m really satisfied with that!

I actually really liked the International Cooking Festival we had. Even though I’m not really good at cooking, I made dishes with friends from Brazil, Vietnam, and Angola. This gave me a lot of confidence in cooking and I really enjoyed it!

Where do you go in Chicago for fun?

I really like the Art Institute of Chicago and the Contemporary Art Museum. I also really like shopping so I like to go to Wicker Park and Magnificent Mile.

Have you traveled anywhere else in the US? Where was your favorite?

Yes, I was just in DC with the Chicago Center. But actually my favorite city is San Francisco. Its really similar to my hometown and it was really beautiful.

What will you miss most about the International House/Loyola/Chicago?

I will miss my friends and the International House staff. They have taught me a lot of things such as how to get along with friends from different countries and cultures.