On August 5th, 2002, some international visitors appeared on the UOS campus speaking different languages. They were 24 young foreign students invited by the International Summer School. International Summer School started from that day!
The International Summer School took place for 14 days and 15 nights (from August 5th to August 19th). The UOS invited students from 4 countries - Russia. Mongolia, China, and Japan. They usually had lectures in the morning and had trips around Seoul in the afternoon. They took ¡®Korean language training’, ¡®Traditional Culture training’ and other courses from the professors of the UOS in English.
And they had time to meet the UOS students who participated as Doumi (Helpers) during the international summer school. They also visited Kyungbokkung, Lotte World, the Korean War Memorial and experienced Seoul’s history, culture and people.
Even though they were strangers in Korea, they did not feel lonely, because the Doumi were always close to them and helped them to learn about Korea.
The reporter had a chance to participate in this Inter-national Summer School as a helper Doumi, too. If you want to make international friends, learn a foreign language, apply for next year’s International Summer School and have good me-mories from your university life! Why don’t you try to become a global student?
Some words from the foreign students!!!
I’m interested in history. The relationship between ancient China and Korea is very important, so I decided to come to Korea. Xuemin Zhou, from China
Seoul Tower impressed me the most of all the places because the whole city can be seen from it. Oxana Kleshch, from Russia
The most impressive thing for me was wearing han-bok. It was very colorful and beautiful. Chika Watada etc, from Japan
The UOS students are active, taking care of others, warm-hearted, planning everything perfectly. Bin Nan, from China
I think Korea is a magical country. I am interested in the culture, the development of Korea’s economy. I want to learn more about Korea. Yong Zhou, from China
Koreans are usually kind and diligent. Tugsijargal Tumenbayar, etc., from Mongolia