About the University:
Lakehead University is a public school placed on Ontario, Canada. As it is a small scaled university, students and professors are well connected. Also, there are many research centers of various fields like culture, environment, economy and society. The centers are acknowledged as an excellent research facility. The university is connected with companies and government organs, so business and academic cooperation system is well organized. There are 10 department in faculty course and the school has another campus in Orilla that can include 1300 students.
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About Thunder bay, Ontario:
Lakehead University is located in Thunder bay, Ontario. Thunder bay is the second populated region in the north area in Canada. The city is perceived as a major transportation that usually transport products from west side to east side of Canada. The city is playing a big role in the development of the area.
Interview with Park Hyung-chul
[Department of English Literature]
CAH: Why did you choose Lakehead University?
Park: I chose North America to improve my English skills and I heard that Canadians are kinder than Americans. I wanted to go to country side to get help from the people there. So I chose Lakehead University.
CAH: What was the most difficult part while preparing for exchange student program?
Park: I wasn’t good at dealing with documents in English. So it was difficult to read and react on it. Also, there were a lot of required documents so I was dealing with both studying in CAU and making documents. The documents became a huge burden to me.
CAH: What did you do in orientation?
Park: They don’t offer a school field trip program including sleeping over. But as a substitute, they offer an orientation for a week. They made quizzes about the school to make students understand the school in general. They offered goods if we get a good score in the quizzes. We also did some recreation including singing folk songs.
CAH: Did you get close to your roommates? Tell me if you have some episodes.
Park: I got really close with the roommates but other students from other Korean universities weren’t get close with their roommates. I went clubbing with my roommates 3 times a week and that was a good experience.
CAH: Did you enjoy the food from the cafeteria inside the university?
Park: At first, it was delicious because the food they offer was the food what I ate only with special occasions in Korea. However, as cafeteria always offered pizza, pasta and burgers, I became curious about why they love tomato sauce and cheese that much.
CAH: What was the most interesting experience during joining the exchange student program?
Park: I was studying hard in CAU but I could do many activities in Lakehead University. I learnt fishing and swimming. Also, I went travel by renting cars. I didn’t study much and it was the best thing in the university.
CAH: How did you change after the program?
Park: I became open-minded taking after the friends in there. Also, the experiences that are unimaginable if I stayed in Korea made me grow up.< 저작권자 © 중앙헤럴드 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >