How can I summarize my experience at POSTECH in one word? EXTRAORDINARY. For my first time as an exchange student, I’m definitely not disappointed at all. Honestly, when I arrived at POSTECH I didn’t know anything about the school itself. After a few days, I realized why it is one of the most famous schools in South Korea. You can feel that professors and students are proud of POSTECH when you hear them talking about it! The facilities are very modern and having everything on campus really made my life easier. The campus itself is huge and you can definitely note where the reputation of the school comes from. In particular, I was quite impressed by the size and the quality of the library. At POSTECH, everything is there to make you enjoy your student life.
Anthony Tusithiphonexay, University of Technology of Troyes, France
Thanks to this semester at POSTECH, I met many different people from everywhere in the world. The Dormitory for International Cultural Exchange was a very good opportunity to share food and experience. As an example, every Monday, a citizen of a country (different each week) taught us the history and culture of his country and cooked some food.
NB: The kitchen in DICE was an amazing opportunity to exchange more than just words but food which is a representative of a culture.
As for me, I was sharing the room with a Chinese roommate allowing us to help each other for work as well as talking and exchanging about our previous personal experiences. Apart from foreigners, I obviously met many very kind Koreans who taught me a lot on Korean culture.
Paul-Alexandre Favre, ENSEIRB-MATMECA, France
My first impression about POSTECH was really nice. I had a huge expectation about the campus, but it surprised me. It was even better. I really enjoyed all the campus’ structures and facilities, (really good laboratories, an awesome library, good and cheap places for eat, sport facilities and all kind of support that students can need, Korean Classes for free or by a really cheap price) and the presentations about the campus on orientation week, especially on PAL and KIRO, were awesome.
Hugo Machado Tôrres, Federal University of Itajubá, Brazil
As I set foot in Korea, I had made myself ready for an overwhelming spectrum of experiences, challenges, people, cultures etc. and POSTECH ensured that all expectations were more than met. I am immensely grateful of POSTECH for all it has done and has been doing all these years as a part of this cultural-academic exchange. As my home university has exchange programs to many other universities, I also was able to compare my experiences to my friends’ which made me appreciate POSTECH even more. Academics, research, teaching, laboratories are few areas, where this university has always proved its worth and rightly so. But, what came up as a very pleasant surprise was the cultural aspect of the exchange. From weekly activities in DICE, to trips organized by ISSS to special culture awareness program, the journey has been very satisfying and complete.
Rishabh Malhotra, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India