It’s okay :) No problem at all.
I only knew how to read and write but I didn’t actually know what I was saying. You don’t really need to know all that much but I highly suggest learning the alphabet beforehand if you want to take Korean courses. They have courses that will teach you the alphabet but it’s a waste of time when theres a comic online that can teach it to you in less than 15 minutes. (Learn Here. It’s the best decision you will ever make.)
I had bad luck my first semester. I retook the same class with a different professor the second semester and I could tell I would have been fine if I just had here to begin with.) I think you will be fine. Don’t let it work you up too much.
The language placement test is simple and spoken. You sit in front of a person who will ask you a bunch of questions in Korean and you simply answer her in Korean. if you cant answer them then you will be placed as a beginner. They dont expect you to be fluent (or even know anything for that matter). Answer honestly, and you will be placed in a course thats right for you. They have ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS courses so you will get in. Don’t worry about that. When you apply for courses online just apply for the beginners 1 course and you will be placed into the right course from there on. I believe all levels are held at the same time so it wont mess up your schedule.
Hope I helped! :) Feel free to ask me anything else if you need help or just plain have anything you want to know about KU or Korea in general.
Business and marketing unfortunately are the EXTREMELY popular courses. Be ready and waiting when it comes time to sign up or have back up courses at your disposal. It’s like the hunger games when they open up for registering. I was so frustrated but eventually I said “Eh, whatever. I’m in Korea. Whatever happens, happens” but some people cant be that relaxed (be being one of them but I just had to have that attitude otherwise I was going to lose it).
And yes! You are automatically enrolled into the buddy program and its great. I made so many great friends. Just be proactive in group activities and you will become really popular. I didn’t go to many events because I was too busy doing my own things but I still found my niche.
never be sorry for asking questions. Thats why I’m here ^.^ Sorry I tok so long to respond. I’m home now and have limited access to internet. (Culture Shock…in my home country) hhaha.
The kitchen is on the first floor. Sometimes the security guard who is there all the time will spot you trying to bring food up by the elevator. People try to sneak it and it works sometimes but I hate feeling like I’m breaking the law so I just eventually settled for eating in the eating room downstairs. You can order delivery but you have to eat it in the kitchen.
Hi! Sorry for taking so long to respond. I’ve been in the process of going home and then slamming myself right into works haha.
Anyways…to get into KU they want a 2.5. My school required I have a 3.0 though. KU wants to go global so it’s not that hard for foreigners to get in. Don’t worry yourself about it too much.