Report on dispatched 3+1 program
200848065 North America
I will not forget my 6-month experience of living and
studying in New York
City. Fortunately, I was able to take up lectures in the
USA through dispatched 3 +1
because my area of study is North America. I
decided to go to New
York, which was an excellent choice.
I applied for admission to the graduate school of
economics in Hunter College of the City University of New York
(CUNY) for the spring semester only. By good luck,
the Dean of the Economics
Department permitted me to be able to
take up two subjects on macro economics.
The prospect of living and studying in New York City made me very
excited. It was, however, not easy to adjust to living in New York. I encountered
some difficulty in adjusting to the new culture, in which things greatly
differed from those in Korea. For
example, it took me about two months to learn how to properly use the metro
subway and bus, and register the lectures I want to take up in Hunter
College. I was really a total stranger in New York. I felt like I was a klutz.
But John Conning, an economics professor in Hunter College, helped me to adapt to the class
curriculum and finish the spring semester well. My classmates assisted me to
figure out what the professor was saying during class. I sincerely appreciate
Sometimes, when I had some free time, I went to
sightseeing in New York City: I visited the
Times Square, the Museum, the Opera, the
reconstruction of the World Trade Centre, the Wall Street, etc. For the six
months of studying and living in New
York City, I realized why it is considered as the world’s
capital city. That realization eventually became my thesis’s topic.
The dispatched 3+1 gave me a good experience to closely
study about North America, and I believe my experience in New York City will serve as
the foundation for me to become an expert in my chosen field.