Last year I defected from North Korea after crossing the Aprok river into China. After China I traveled through Laos and Thailand. We had to walk for six hours in the mountains between China and Laos. It was so difficult. I never want to think about it again.
After I arrived in South Korea, I went to Hanawon. At Hanawon I studied English and math with other North Koreans. Because they didn’t study in North Korea (I studied English for five years) and they didn’t know middle school math, I studied alone in an advanced class.
When I first came to Seoul I didn’t know what to do. But thanks to the many volunteers in Seoul, I was able to adjust to South Korean life.
The most important thing for me is learning. I tried to find some schools to study at but I failed because I didn't know anything about South Korean history. So, like at Hanawon, I decided to study on my own.
I came to South Korea to study in a great university. Most North Korean students don’t study hard, but I have always studied very hard, since I was in primary school. I'll study hard every day so that I can major in electronics at the highest university. After I graduate from university, I will make many good inventions for people around the world.
I have not been in South Korea for very long, so my story is short. But thank you for reading my article and I’ll write more soon!
*All content was written by Jack himself. Minimal edits and revisions were made for clarity.