The South Korean Culture And How It Has Impacted Aaron 's Life

758 Words Nov 28th, 2016 4 Pages
Overall, this cross-cultural partner project provided me a unique and practical opportunity to get to know my friend Aaron and his native South Korean culture better. This project helped me understand the South Korean culture and how it has impacted Aaron’s life thus far. Learning about Aaron’s wonderful journey as a military member in South Korea, to becoming a successful exchange student in the United States as a student here at Dordt College, was one of the most interesting series of conversations I have held with a fellow student here at Dordt College. Aaron has a true love and respect for his culture back home, yet he is eager to learn more about American culture and the common practices within our society. Following the conclusion of this collaborative project, I have learned that South Korean culture is very interesting and full of wonderful traditions. South Korea seems like a magical place where you can find both perfect peace and harmony, but unfortunately, many wars and tragedies have impacted the country as well. After holding a series of discussions with Aaron, I have learned that South Korea is modernizing extremely fast. However, their country still holds on to many traditional values and their old way of life. For example, rural areas that are still relatively poor still follow traditional ways of life. On the other hand, millions of people live in cities like Seoul, and these cities are headed toward very modern times. Any prejudices or assumptions I…

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