Most people who were born in the 1980s are college students now. While the college students spent their university life struggling for democracy in the 1970s and the 1980s, in those who were born in the 1980s have lived their childhood in more democratic society.
And when they attended elementary schools or kindergartens, the Seoul Olympic Games was held in 1988. In the 1990s, as teenagers, they experienced various cultures from other nations including Japan.
Moreover, developed Internet systems help them to approach cultures of the world in real time. This generation has grown up in the global village. They want to prance through the whole world exultantly.
Meanwhile, the news that the UOS provides 200 students with economic support to go abroad is very welcome news. Most applicants who took part in this program last year belong to the generation which I mentioned above. Now, they have ambition of youth and healthy body with economic support from the UOS. Do not hesitate! Wagner Adolf Heinrich Gotthilf, Germanic Economist, said, “Who loves travel and change is who has the soul.”
And in this excited mood, there are some points that you need to consider. The survey results (in page 10) show us that many students who already have traveled Europe just visited some famous places such as the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and Big Ben in London. But, what do you think about visiting some hidden places that are not well-known to ordinary people? It is good to make your own special journey.
This summer, there will be an enormous number of travelers from all over the world in Europe. As a part of that crowd, make your own memories in Europe! Go to the world, Youngsters!