UOS and Seoul Medical Clinic did overseas volunteer work in Kyrgyzstan from July 17 to 30. The volunteer works focused on providing medical care, education and sharing Korean culture to Kirgizstanian youths.
The volunteer team consisted of 28 faculty members and students, and nine medical clinic professionals. From July 17 to 22, the team focused on health care in Bishkek hospital. The volunteering group carried the medical gears and helped the Seoul Medical Clinic volunteers inform local people with medicinal examinations. Meanwhile, other volunteers worked on hospital renovation. They spent the other week at Korean Culture Camp in Issyk Kul. UOS volunteers taught Korean language, Korean calligraphy, K-pop and more. The local Kirgizstanian youths, who ranged from 7 to 18 years old, were eager to participate in the program.
One of the participants, Ahn Hyeon-jeong (English Language and Literature, 10’) said, “It was worthwhile to volunteer. I truly learned how to help people around us, even though I had problems adjusting to the local food and communicating with local people.”