Secret mission revealed: Master’s degree complete

Okay, so maybe this doesn’t come as much of a surprise to some of you. Some, I told in progress. Others, I surprised in person when I returned from Korea. Here’s the official announcement, though: I turned in my last project for a Master’s degree.

I started the coursework almost one year ago exactly. Before last summer, I had no idea I would do this. I wanted to take Korean classes, but a friend of mine had taken some Master’s degree classes online. I decided to look into the Master’s classes to see if they would be a better way to spend the money. In the end, I figured a Master’s degree would be better than a year’s worth of Korean.

The way it worked, once I enrolled in at least four classes per semester, any other classes on top of that were free. Recognizing this incentive, I decided to finish the degree in one year, taking a whole bunch of classes each semester (more on this later) and as a result graduating debt-free.

The degree is in Intercultural Studies. My cumulative GPA is 3.4 (out of 4). I am happy.