Studying in a different country is always a challenge. Not only regarding the education itself but the lifestyle. How the university community works is so different that sometimes, I feel like I need to refer to a manual! That is why I am writing this post today. There is an app that I consider a must for university students studying in South Korea: Everytime is your manual to student life in South Korea.
What is Everytime?
Everytime is an online university community. When you create your account, you need to input your ARC number and verify the university that you attend. This means that each person only has access to the community of the university where they study.
The registration process is not hard and you can use this platform both online or by downloading the application. The downside is that the majority of the content is in Korean, except for some posts made by or for foreigners. However, this can also be a good thing if you’re looking for immersion opportunities!
What can I find on Everytime?
Everytime offers so many different services that it would be hard to explain it all in detail! In this post, I will focus on the tools that have been the most useful for me and that I think every student in South Korea should know about!
Everytime offers you the ability to create your own schedule. However, what makes this different from other scheduling tools is that the information about the subjects your university offers is already pre-entered. So, you only have to look for your class by typing the professor’s name, the subject, or the course code.
And, of course, if you would like to add anything else, such as part-time job hours or other appointments, you can input them manually! You can also choose between a lot of different color designs for your schedule.
Course Rating Tool
In addition to making your schedule, there is an amazing course rating tool.
You can access this directly from your schedule, or from the course rating menu. You can see the rating of each class with simplicity. Ratings include a star rating, details about the course load, and the professor’s chosen grading policies.
You can also read detailed reviews written by students, as well as exam information. You can access the exam information using points, which you can earn by uploading exam information about subjects you have taken. There is also an option to see if anyone is selling used textbooks for the classes you want to take.
This is one feature you definitely need to check before course registration each semester!
There are so many bulletin boards that you can actually get lost in them. From general boards to secret ones (content cannot be shared on other platforms), there are boards for everything from graduate students, jobs, and hobby clubs.
The general board, 자유게시판 (Jayoo gesipan; or literally “Free bulletin board”), is what I check when I am bored and want to know what’s going on in the university community!
I also use this one to ask general questions or report lost items. I managed to find the owner of some AirPods I found in our university toilet once… so I would say it is quite useful.
I also used the 동아리게시판 (Dongari gesipan; “University club board”) at the beginning of the semester to find university clubs I would like to join. I even used it to make my own Spanish study group where I help Korean students learn Spanish!
You should use Everytime too!
I believe that this app is a must for university students in South Korea! It has been really helpful for me in my university life. You can manage your schedule, use it to help you choose classes, and even meet some new friends. Try it out and let me know what you think in the comments below!
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