1. Can you introduce yourself? My name is Noah Ellis. I’m from Atlanta, Georgia. I came to Korea in August 2022. Before coming, I didn’t know any Korean at all. I didn’t know anything about the culture, I just wanted to get up and go somewhere really different, and I love to learn new languages. 2. Do you remember your first memory with the Korean language, either spoken or written? And how was your first time learning Korean? Right when I got off at the airport. It actually was hard in the airport because when I came here, I learned to say certain things. And one of the Korean phrases I learn
On May 17, 2023, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) published a report and warned that the hottest summer in history awaits. Also, American meteorologists said that El Niño will develop this summer with a chance over 90 percent, ending the last three years of La Niña conditions. The scientific anticipations about another extremely hot summer rises people’s anxiety through the roof. El Niño and La Niña are natural climate patterns that occur in the Pacific Ocean, which later influence the climate of the entire globe. When El Niño occurs, the warm sea water in the Pacific Ocean spreads
On March 21st, KMU International Lounge held a Welcome Party for the foreign exchange students and their Korean buddies. The party began at 6 PM and wrapped up at 8 PM. At the party, both Korean and International students gathered and got to know each other, eating pizzas and fried chickens provided by the lounge.
(Interviewee: Arthur / IT Department / Senior in University) It’s a little bit difficult to make new friends but I’m trying. Many Korean people are shy, so talking with them is difficult sometimes. My tip on making new friends is, “Don’t be shy.” Because I am too shy to talk with other people, sometimes I want to talk but I’m too shy to do so. So, don’t be shy, it’s not a problem. We don’t have to hesitate to talk to other people. I usually start the conversation by asking questions to them, like what their major is and what they do in Keimyung University. After these, I would probably ask abo
WEST(Work, English, Study and Travel): an internship programme designed by the Korean government to provide Korean students with global experiences in the United States. Those who want to apply must be Korean nationals and university students with a required English certificate. This time, we had a talk with Binna Lee in the Department of International Relations in Keimyung Adams College. 1. Can you introduce yourself? : My name is Binna Lee, and I’m majoring in the department of International Relations at Keimyung Adams College. I am interested in child education and regional development for
(Interviewee: Luy / Major in International Commerce / Sophomore in University) I’m good at making friends most of the times unless there is someone whom I want to stay away from. I like making friends, but I want to keep the number controlled because I want to stay focused on my studying and I cannot manage it all with too many friends to hang out with. I don’t have a special method for being friends with others. I talk to the people I often see in classes or in the campus, be friends with them, and then be friends with the friends of my new friends. Like a tree branching out.
Anna is one of the exchange student who was most active in her campus life and truly enjoyed it. She extended her exchange semester at KMU for another semester. So, we went to hear about her last semester. 1. Can you introduce yourself? - My name is Anna. I’m 22 years old. I am from Germany. And I came here last September for my exchange semester. I finished one semester, and I have decided to stay one more. 2. How do you feel after you finished the first semester here? Are you satisfied about how it passed? - I feel really proud and very satisfied because, I talked about this a lot that Korea
(Interviewee: Miriam / Department of Linguistics / Junior in University) I usually spend a lot of time on choosing my classes. In the beginning of my studies, I planned what classes I would like to take in what semester so that I all makes sense and that I can graduate soon. But sometimes, my plan does not work because two of the classes I planned to take are at the same time. So I take a long time replanning everything. When I have my schedule, I usually prepare all my stationary stuff. I also buy the books if I already know which ones we will use. And then a few weeks before the new semester
February 6 at 4:17 A.M., a major earthquake of 7.8 magnitude scale occurred near a Turkish town called Gaziantep in south-eastern Turkey. The earthquake took place near the border between Turkey and Syria, causing damage in ten southern Turkish provinces and four Syrian provinces, along the fault line of 100 km. A week has passed since. The damaged site is still filled with remains of buildings and rescue workers. The rescue units have been working night and day to dig out the survivors and the dead bodies. The operation is particularly difficult as many buildings crashed down and most people
On December 6, the 42nd Keimyung Literature Awards took place in Hengso Museum. The awarded works were Scented House by Seung-seop Kwon(Best Poem), Liqiu by Chae-won Oh(Best Short Story), and When the phone rings by Song-mi Kim(Best Dramatic Literature). firstname.lastname@example.org
I think what I expected was joining a lot of programs here. I saw, before coming here, that there are a lot of festivals in campus. It’s a big thing in Korea, like this year opening festivals, something like that. Because I don’t have that in my university. So, it was really nice to open the new semester like that. There were stands around the campus where you can get some snacks and stuff. It was very new to me. What I missed is a sort of get-together for the international students. One of my friends goes to a university in Berlin. He said that they have this get-together in the beginning of
International Day is a programme run by the International Affairs Team of the KMU, in which 4 to 5 exchange students team up with several Korean students and teach their home culture to Korean school kids through interactive activities. On Thursday, November 10, the International Day of France was successfully held at the KMU International Lounge. The French International Day was the fifth International Day of this semester. On Thursday, November 10, the International Day of France was successfully held at the KMU International Lounge. International Day is a programme run by the International
Cross-Cultural Awareness Program, often shortened into CCAP, is a program where a foreigner teams up with a Korean interpretation volunteer and delivers a class about their own culture to the Korean children in school. This time, we met Enora from France and listened to her CCAP experience. She went to a boys-only high school and taught a full-sized class about the French language, music, style, cities, government, society, the flag, food, and cultural misunderstandings. 1. Can you introduce yourself, please? - My name is Enora Elise Ménager. I come from France. I live in Lyon, the second most
Mahsa Amini, also known as Jina Amini, was an ordinary Iranian woman. On September 13, Amini was arrested by the country’s morality police for wearing a hijab improperly. Then, on September 16, she died in the police station under custody. Despite the police announcement that her cause of death was a heart attack, witnesses said that she was harshly beaten by the police before her death. Her mysterious death incensed Iranian citizens and sparked protests all over the country. “Zan, Zandegi, Azadi” (Women, Life, Freedom) During the past two months since the outbreak of the protests in September
Probably, trying to communicate with other students because we have this language barrier. Either the students are very shy, or they don’t know English. And I don’t know Korean. It’s kind of hard when we try to talk because then it just feels like we go back and forth and back and forth. Typically, when I’m in class, my teachers my teachers can speak in Korean and in English. But when I’m paired up with students, some of the students can’t speak English, and I can’t speak in Korean. It’s like we are trying to pick words. I’m trying to build my vocabulary, and they try to build theirs. And it f