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Have you ever heard of KAIST? KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), is the second best university in Singapore. The university which ranks 46th in the QS World University Rankings and 6th in the QS University ranking is known of its STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field. Located in Daejeon, KAIST is the institution which is the leading university in science and engineering.

If you are foreign student who are passionate in science and engineering and have a dream to study in KAIST, you should take a peek at the student life in KAIST!

  1. Good Atmosphere for International Student
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Based on Nikesh Bhattarai, a non-Korean alumni from KAIST, if you study in KAIST, you will meet a lot of exchange student who mostly come from Europe. However, for international students, they come from various nationalities. So, if you study in KAIST, no worry of social-interaction as you will get to know students from various nationalities. Another advantage is, KAIST is said to be the university who offers excellent service and facilities to international students. Therefore, international student can study comfortably.

  1. Language Used
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There are some students who want to study in KAIST but having some doubt due to language mastery. Wonjuan Choi, Korean student who study in KAIST, said that in KAIST not all lesson is taught in English. There are some professors of certain subjects who prefer teaching in Korean. Thus, it is recommended for you to excel your Korean language mastery in order to learn well. But, you don’t have to worry as there are a lot of subjects taught in English.

  1. Facilities
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According to Guldam Kwak, Exhange student in UWaterloo, Studying in KAIST will be so much fun as the students are provided with 24-hours study centre. Each building is facilitated with a high-speed wifi which eases the students to access any studying material they need. For health, you should not worry each students is given health insurance with the cost 30$ per semester.

 

  1. Survival Tips
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Eugene Nam, KAIST alumni,also stated that getting excellence grade in KAIST means that you should study hard, both at night and in the morning. Also, as KAIST is one university of STEM field, aside of having a good research knowledge and experience, you should also have a strong math skill. Moreover, it is preferable if you have a good relationship with KAIST professors and staff member. Also, try to interact and mingle with Korean student.

Overall, KAIST is a high-quality campus which will surely be a big step for your bright future. Before you decide to enroll there,make sure you consider the advantages and the problems you might face there. Good luck, youth leader!

 

References :

http://www.topuniversities.com/where-to-study/asia/south-korea/guide accessed on December 07, 2016 11:52 am

https://www.quora.com/How-does-it-feel-to-study-at-KAIST-South-Korea accessed on December 07th, 2016 3:14 pm

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-experience-like-studying-as-a-foreign-student-at-KAIST accessed on December 07th, 2016 2:27 pm