Korea or bust?
On Thursday, as I was sitting in my little office at university, I was summoned by a professor to her office. Although I am yet to have had a course with her, we have worked together on the preliminary stages of my master’s thesis. The purpose of the summons, other than to inform me that she may be in need of my assistance on Monday, was to let me know that she will recommend me for a fellowship at one of Korea’s top universities at my leisure. Both she and my boss/supervising professor have expressed disappointment in my choice of universities. While accepting that it was the best option at the time, they have both given me warning that they will under no circumstances allow me an easy go of it. They are both determined that I will produce a work of doctoral standards. The reason why I am mentioning this is not to be a prat, but to solicit edified and erudite opinions from my academic and intellectual betters on this site on this matter.