Sooyeong
from South Korea

About me

Hey, I'm Sooyeong from South Korea and doing my Masters in Data and Discourse Studies at TU Darmstadt. I moved to Germany as a piece of my journey to live in my favorite countries and it's been a few years. Here, you will find out why I decided to stay and choose TU Darmstadt, and also how I enjoy my days in this city. Maybe we'll get to know each other soon!

Sooyeong,
Data and Discourse Studies M.A.

Of course, living in the vibrant atmosphere of Darmstadt, full of students, excites me most. It infused my mind with the wishes to get to know new people in different areas from every corner of the world. Besides, beautiful spots for a stroll in nature and nearby cities for hiking are not to be missed :)

Portrait TU Darmstadt Ambassador Sooyeong
Picture: Britta Hüning

Profile

Nationality:

Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Study programme:

Data and Discourse Studies M.A.

Prior education:

B.A. German / B.S. Masscommunication and Journalism

Why I chose TU Darmstadt:

Besides its renownedness, TU Darmstadt was one of the universities of which the opportunities of interdisciplinary studies and research were opened to me. Especially, my course in data and discourse studies takes promising approach to the area of my focus, in which diverse academic experiences are possible to converge into applied studies in digital linguistics. For me being interested in various areas at the same time, that appealed to decide with TU Darmstadt.

What I like about Darmstadt:

Of course, living in the vibrant atmosphere of Darmstadt, full of students, excites me most. It infused my mind with the wishes to get to know new people in different areas from every corner of the world. Besides, beautiful spots for a stroll in nature and nearby cities for hiking are not to be missed :)

How I felt about the start of the Digital Semester:

It was chaotic for me due to the new forms of lectures, various unfamiliar platforms and different communication with professors and peers. Besides, it was a pity for all of us that we were missing the chances to have face-to-face in these difficult times. But, as these feelings were shared with my peers, we made it to find the ways out, which we could discuss and have casual meet-ups online. Though I still can’t wait to see each other face-to-face again, it was an interesting experience for the first semester.

What makes me happy:

Sleeping, taking a walk in the sun, travelling new places, beer, and chocolates ;)

When you were a kid, who(m) did you want to become? Are you on your way there now?

I’ve dreamed of becoming a pilot for a long time as I loved airplanes and flights. My path is now far from it. Yet, I’d love to make trips across other cities instead, which is always so refreshing to me :)

My favourite Book:

My favourite book is “The Sixth Sleep” by Bernard Werber. It makes me think of the regrets from old days but, eventually they turn into nothing and I get focused on living in the now to the full.

Pick three words to describe your personality.

easy-going, curious, tolerant

What would you tell your younger yourself?

Listen to yourself more, take it seriously whom you want to be and be confident in you going for it. Be encouraging to your people, but be generous to those who do you wrong and just keep going. Don’t forget that I love you :) and enjoy your life more!

Fun fact about me:

I cannot eat spicy food, so my friends call me ‘spicy-idiot’.

My favourite quote:

“The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision.” – George Eliot