KEIMYUNG UNIVERSITY DORMITORY MEAL PLAN || Is it worth it?

KEIMYUNG UNIVERSITY DORMITORY MEAL PLAN || Is it worth it?


Hello friends! I got a lot of questions recently about the
meal plan that you can add when you choose to stay at the dormitories when studying at
Keimyung university and – if it is worth it. Well I am gonna try to help you decide with
this video. Stay tuned. I kind of forgot about it but after getting
more and more questions regarding this I remembered that I struggled with a lot of decisions that I had to make while filling out the online application form for Keimyung: How can you decide if you will manage
to find an apartment by yourself or if you should stay at the dormitory. How can you know if you should get the meal
plan option or if you will be able to get food from somewhere else if you’ve never
been to the place. Since I have already talked about getting
your own place in my Keimyung University Q&A video, today I will try to help with the meal
plan question. First of all, like many other things, it partly
depends on you and what kind of foods you like. On weekdays there is breakfast and dinner
available at the dorm cafeteria and you can choose between Western style and Korean style food. On weekends there is three meals available:
breakfast, lunch and dinner but only one option for all. Overall I can say, and I think many of my
friends will agree, the meals on weekends are really really good. The meals on weekdays can get a little old
after a while but it really depends, sometimes it was really nothing special and sometimes it was just so good – you really cannot generalize it. Since it’s kind of hard to explain what
the food is like in words I collected a few clips of the meals that were served at the
dormitory cafeteria for you so you can see for yourself. This is the dormitory cafeteria – let’s
take a look at the meals on weekdays and then weekends. In the beginning of the semester I mostly
went for Korean food. It’s usually rice, soup and then different
kinds of 반찬 (Banchan). The Kimchi doesn’t taste as good as homemade Kimchi but it’s ok. Also the taste kind of changed from time to
time, maybe they changed suppliers. You can choose however much you want of the
rice, soup and other stuff at the self service corner and then there is some special dishes
or extras that you get from two ladies from the cafeteria, like yogurt or milk or a piece of fruit in the morning and then some other a little more special side dishes for dinner. A few days a week there is cereal available
at the western food corner and I got that most of the times when I could but I didn’t
film it every time because it just looks exactly the same. The first time I actually wanted to go for
a western style dinner, because I had a lot of heavy meals that week and wanted a salad
for dinner, I was a little disappointed.. There was no more salad left and this is all
I got. So if you want to be sure there is still salad
or something particular that you want left better get there early! Lesson learned. All the meals I had on weekends were soo good! You might not always be there on weekends
because you want to travel or go out for food with friends and a lot of Korean students
spend the weekends with their families. But the people that are staying and aren’t
sleeping definitely won’t miss the weekend meals. We sometimes even had ice cream or churros
for dessert – so good! One really cool thing – during midterms and
finals season there is late night study snacks for people who chose the meal plan option. We got chicken today and Pepsi Nice! Whatever, just eat Finals study snack! I got attacked! So that’s it, I hope this helped you make
up your mind if you want to have the meal plan or not. I liked the food, sometimes it was getting
kind of boring but all in all I liked it and I didn’t have to think about where I could get something to eat before class in the morning. Some people didn’t like the side dishes
so much or to have meat or something heavy for breakfast. Personally I like to have a big filling breakfast. I reduced my rice portion day by day because
I wanted to have more of the other dishes but other people had a huge pile of rice
and that was it because they didn’t like the other dishes. So I said this earlier but it really depends
on you – I can personally say that it was worth it, although I didn’t have
all the meals, sometimes I went out for food with friends instead, or I was away on weekends and so on There is some other things that you have to
consider though: First, during holidays like Chuseok for example the cafeteria stays closed. So if you are not traveling and you stay at the dormitory you have to get food from somewhere else. Second, if you do decide to get your own food
instead of going for the meal plan option, don’t forget: I am speaking for the female
international dormitory because that’s where I chose to stay, but there is only one fridge
for the whole building. Not the whole floor, the whole building. And there is also people who don’t just
put food but their cosmetics in there as well because they have to keep them refrigerated. What I’m trying to say is you probably won’t
be able to go grocery shopping for the whole week unless you buy only things
that don’t need to be refrigerated. As for preparing food, there is hot water
available on every floor so you can easily make tea or some cup ramyeon but apart from
that there is only one microwave – again for the whole building. So you can’t really cook on a daily basis. If you want to cook or bake something for
a special occasion you can reserve time to use the kitchen at the international lounge
but that’s not for daily cooking. After watching this video let me know what
you decided for or if you still can’t decide or have more questions, feel free to put
them in the comments section. I wish you all good luck with your preparations
and I will try to create more content to help where I can. I hope you’re having a great day and I’ll
see you soon. Bye bye~!