Summer Schools : EWHA in Paris (Part 2)

Second and last part of our interviews series of the Korean students from EWHA University, Seoul. They spent ten days in Paris on campus for EPITA’s Summer School program. This Summer Session was focused on Web Security, and the students were also able to enjoy the sights here and seize Parisian atmosphere.

You can read the previous interviews here

Junghyun Lee

Introduce yourself in a few words (ex: nationality, academic background & professional aspirations).

       I’m Junghyun Lee, from Korea. I’m a senior in EWHA University, studying Computer Science. I want to work in IT Consulting.

Why did you want to be part of a Summer School program like Epita’s? Why did you choose to come to France? Why choosing EPITA (did you know Epita before?)

       I heard about EPITA from a friend of mine who advised me to come here. The main reason I came is because I love Paris (been there three times) : there is a lot of places to visit, a lot of sights.

What’s your overall opinion on your stay in France, for Epita Summer Schools? Did you like how you were welcomed? Did you enjoy the activities submitted to you (on  campus and miscellaneous activities in Paris)?

       Everything was great, really, I enjoyed the time I spent here. People at EPITA were nice and very available for us.

Is this Summer Schools program encouraging you to apply for an International Master at EPITA?

       After graduating, I don’t think I will be studying anything related to computers anymore, so I don’t think so.

What do you think of the content of the classes you took? How has your relationship with the professors at EPITA been?

       Well, the first classes we had weren’t easy, but it became easier and easier as the professors were teaching. They were very nice, explained briefly and clearly, and were constantly checking if everyone understood. It was pleasant to learn in those conditions.

What do you think of the conditions and the general organization revolving around your stay and your activities here? Do they match with your expectations?

Yes, everything went well.

Do you have any anecdote you would like to share with us? (about French culture, a visit, or something that happened when you were here)

       It’s maybe not an anecdote, but the way of living in France is really different. The general atmosphere, when you go to a restaurant, then have a coffee ‘en terrasse’, or drink a beer with a friend: kind of like Montmartre atmosphere, I loved it.

I would like to thank EPITA for greeting us this summer, I really enjoyed this trip.

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Jiyoung An

Introduce yourself in a few words (ex: nationality, academic background & professional aspirations).

       I’m Jiyoung An, a junior student in EWHA, I study Computer Science and Psychology. I don’t know yet about my future career, I want to study more for now.

Why did you want to be part of a Summer School program like Epita’s? Why did you choose to come to France? Why choosing EPITA (did you know Epita before?)

       I never studied in another country, so it was something I was already considering before going : maybe get a degree from abroad one day. Then we had this opportunity and Web Security was intriguing to me, so I decided to go!

What’s your overall opinion on your stay in France, for Epita Summer Schools? Did you like how you were welcomed? Did you enjoy the activities submitted to you (on the campus and miscellaneous activities in Paris)?

       I really like it in here, we were really well welcomed. I liked the visits we did, it was too short ! Wish I could’ve seen more, having more time to feel the Parisian atmosphere would have been great, but I’m satisfied of what we were able to live and see.

Is this Summer Schools program encouraging you to apply for an International Master at EPITA?

       I’m planning on having a PhD, so I might consider coming back for some time.

What do you think of the content of the classes you took? How has your relationship with the professors at EPITA been?

       Generally speaking, it was interesting; I believe I learnt a lot during these ten days. The professors were very kind to us, we asked numerous questions and they were always available to answer. There was always practice added to the theoretical courses, it was helpful to being able to understand them well.

What do you think of the conditions and the general organization revolving around your stay and your activities here? Do they match with your expectations?

       I don’t really have anything to add, people at EPITA were very kind to us too, always making sure lunch and dinner were ready for us, helping us when needed. It was enjoyable.

Do you have any anecdote you would like to share with us? (about French culture, a visit, or something that happened when you were here)

       You really need more air conditioners! Apart from that, I don’t really have an anecdote to share here, I just wanted to thank EPITA’s staff for their caring, providing food and making sure we have everything we need, and EPITA buddies for being so nice when accompanying us in the visits of Paris we made.