Today I received this email from Beth, the International Office Coordinator:
According to the grades currently posted on your student record, you have obtained the required minimum 6.0/B GPA for this academic year and have met the condition on your exchange nomination. However, please let us know if there are any errors on the grades posted.
We will now adjust your status to YES (confirmed). Please connect with Norma if you still need to complete documents for your host university.
Spending all those 11:11 wishes on “Please get me accepted to Exchange, Please get me accepted to Exchange…” were worth it.
So I’ve decided that I won’t be going to Ehwa’s Korean Language Program in June-August. In stead, I’ll do their Winter 2013 program (December-February). The benefit of doing it this way would be:
- Cheaper roundtrip airfare (September ’13 – February ’14, rather than June-December ’13)
- No rush in planning housing and visa (I can look around for goshitels and hasukjibs in person, and continue on a student visa from Hanyang)
- Won’t have to skip the last three classes of guitar (which, I found out on the first day (yesterday) I can’t afford to do anyway, since I joined the more academic/serious guitar instructor this time, and he actually has tests and performances)
So now I have June-August free… and I’ll be in Toronto… which I was hoping against. It does give me time to save up more, but that is only if I find myself a job. And if I don’t… to be quite honest, I am pretty sure I’d be spending more money than saving during the next three months. I’ve already been going out with friends more often this past month of vacation. Plans are being made spontaneously almost every week. My money is going to fly out the window, I know it. I just hope that I’ll have enough left by the end, at least the amount I started with.
So did I ever mention that I (finally) received my two remaining marks (from the 4410 and 4416 course that I was waiting on) yesterday?!
I got a B+ in 4416, which I was a little disappointed about because I was getting A- for the quizzes, but I know I lacked in the two major papers. And I actually really enjoyed that class, so I was disappointed that I didn’t apply myself more. But actually, I found out about the mark from my professor the night before, because I took a shot and emailed him (while slightly hinting at the minimum mark I would need)… which was good, because he said he raised my mark by one point to give me the B+ (which, once again, was the disappointing part… that I had to be bumped up by one point.)
But anyway, I found out that I got an A for my 4410 course with Prof Hyun! — which I was completely stoked about because (1.) I was somewhat expecting a B+, and (2.) I didn’t do my best in the second semester. I hardly studied for the last exam (15%), and my paper was x too, though I did manage to score a B+ on it? At that point I felt like,”huh… maybe Prof Hyun does like me!”, but then my friend said that maybe… after majoring in Korean studies for so long I just innately had the skills – or enough to bs a paper on it.
Anyhow, I made the B sessional average I needed! And so now my conditional nomination to Hanyang U should be confirmed! WHOO HOO! It’s become a bit more real now, and it’s exciting!
OMG OMG OMG. If I had logged my thoughts from three hours ago until now it would mostly consist of “OMG OMG OMG” and “EEEEEEEEE—–!!!” and it would pretty much be accurate.
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This is surprising news to me.
I’d already been living under the belief that I hadn’t gotten in, but on Thursday I received an email asking to come in for interviews. I tried not to get excited because I was being skeptical about the opportunity. But now that a few days have passed, I’m thinking that I just might get in after all! I mean, they must be considering me at least right? I just have to do well on this interview and I just might be in!
I hope so.
(Even though just the day earlier I told my fellow Amnesiacs on skype that “hope was for the weak”. I suppose I’m at the administration’s mercy now.)
Okay, so I didn’t end up applying to TaLK. Pfft.
But I did apply for exchange!! Finished my application earlier than the deadline and the interviews are expected to be held in February *_*. I wish it would have been earlier though.
Other than that… the other night I randomly found myself on international language exchange webpages that a lot of Korean universities have. It’s not like it was my first time seeing the info, but strangely that time it just felt a lot more attractive and real to me. Then all of a sudden I started actually considering it and now… I’m thinking of applying to them in April. LOL~~
So once again, I’ve gone into a unplanned frenzy and decided to apply to TaLK, but also this time… I’m applying for an exchange.