Meet My Citi Local Host, Mee Yeon!


Mee Yeon and I met through Reach the World's mentoring program. This mentoring program is called the Local Hosts program! It is part of the Citi e for education program.

Although I was shy upon first meeting, I quickly found Mee Yeon to be really nice and very fun to talk to. It was also interesting that she's a Yonsei alumni, from the same university I am attending for my study abroad program! In this Field Note, she will be talking to us about her daily life in Korea. I hope that you would enjoy getting to know her, just as I did. 

What is your full name?:

My full name is Mee Yeon Won.

Where do you live? What is your house like?:

I live in Singeumho (신금호), near my office in Gwanghwamun (광화문). I live in an officetel, which is a type of studio in Korea. Officetels are buildings that are part residential and part commercial.

What is your family like?:

My family includes my parents, me and my younger sister. My father works in the banking industry, but he was transferred to a branch outside of Seoul, so he currently lives away from us and visits monthly. My mother is a housewife and my sister is a recent college graduate.

How do you get around?:

I use public transportation to get to work.