Written by Anna Kim

The university I am attending in South Korea is Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU). SKKU was founded at the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty in 1398 as the highest national education institute and it is the oldest university in East Asia. SKKU has two separate campus one is ‘Humanities and Social Sciences campus’ and the other one is ‘Natural Sciences campus’. I majored in Mass Communication & Journalism and it’s my last year before graduation.

I have been at NHL Stenden for about two months. I have found some differences with SKKU. The first difference I found is that there is only one building in NHL. In SKKU ‘Humanities and Social Sciences campus’ there are eleven buildings for different studies. It was interesting for me that all the majors were located at the same building whereas in SKKU it was separated based on majors (some exceptions).

Second, I found that there are no 24-hours open place for students in NHL. Most of the universities in Korea including SKKU open library for 24-hours for students to use. Therefore, it was hard for me to get use to the early closing time.

The final difference concerns the borrowing system at NHL. I was surprised that NHL has a place where all students and faculties can borrow camera equipments. All we need is a student ID card and we can borrow camera, microphone, lighting equipments and etc. However in SKKU, only students majoring in ‘Filming’ can borrow some equipments from the school. Therefore, I found it really convenient that anyone in NHL has an easy access to borrowing a camera.