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AUBURN – The Auburn University-Keimyung University Korea Center will be offering unique educational opportunities to Auburn students and the public alike in the coming months.
All middle and high school students are eligible to sign up for the university's first Korean Cultural Experience Camp, led by instructor Eunhyun Park.
"Campers will learn to read Korean language and make basic conversation in Korean," Park said. "They get to have the experience that is cooking and eating traditional Korean food. Also, they will be able to practice Taekwondo, which is Korea's traditional exercise. If they really want to experience Korean culture, they should sign up for this camp."
Over the week of July 21-26, the campers also get a glimpse of Auburn's campus life by living in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities while being under 24/7 counselor supervision.
Park previously served as an assistant at a camp at Auburn's sister university in Korea, Keimyung University, aimed at acclimating new residents or visitors to the peninsular country. "I'm really excited about this camp, and I want to teach many things about Korean culture to the campers," Park said.
To register for the camp or learn more, click here.
Also, Auburn students will be able to take a Korean language course for academic credit at Auburn for the first time beginning in the upcoming fall semester. Students are already eligible to begin enrolling in elementary Korean I through their tiger i account. It will be a Monday, Wednesday and Friday class from 11-11:50 a.m.
In addition, Auburn's Office of International Programs plans to offer a workshop in Korean language for kindergarten through 12th grade teachers and a workshop covering the differences between the healthcare systems in Korea and the United States. Stay tuned for the dates and registration information for those summer workshops.
For more information about any of these events, contact the Director of International Initiatives, Jennifer Mason.
Last Updated: April 15, 2013