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    The CIEE program that I am going to is the International Summer School at Yonsei University. Yonsei University is a private research university, located in Seoul, South Korea. Established in 1885, it is one of the oldest universities in South Korea and is known as being the one of the top comprehensive international university in Korea. Yonsei University has a spacious and well-wooded campus located minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural center of Seoul 's metropolitan area. The reason I chose South Korea is because I have been fascinated by the culture for a year and a half, and I want to be able to gain the full experience of the culture first hand. There are several reasons which lead to my decision including their entertainment,…

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    Angeles and San Francisco.” (How Big is South Korea…) Just by looking at those numbers, one can tell that Korea must have some problems with their overpopulated country. Another way to see it is, “The Republic of Korea, with a population density 3.6 times as great as China’s, has a per capita output almost 16 times as great.” (Kasun) S. Korea’s capital city Seoul is also one of the most populated cities in the world. The city is mostly made up of high-rise apartment buildings and tall…

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    Booming South Korea South Korea is booming in every realm of industries from technology to military they continue to advance and surprise the world with their accomplishments. South Korea has come a long way from basically starting from scratch after the Korean War. South Korea have continued to grow rapidly and are technologically advanced, a distinguished economy and have a modernized military defense. South Korea is a well diverse geographical place to travel to with all the…

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    Colonialism, in most cases, involves a strong or developed country and a weak or undeveloped country. The strong state brings significant changes to the colony to make it more convenient in achieving benefits from the colony. Such changes are made in the government, the economy, culture, and to a degree, the architecture on the colony. When looking at the method of how rulers executed these changes, especially in architecture and urban planning, the ruling style can be easily shown. The…

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    Nunchi In South Korea

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    all of your friends agree to going to, and is also used by the employee working there to please the customers. This is exemplified by a comedic skit from “Alba Heaven” where the the roles are switched and the employee is the one the customers have to please. In this video, we can see how nunchi is grounding as each party picks up on cues that indicate to how each other feel. For example, it is seen through body language when the camera zooms into the employee’s fist banging down on the table…

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    In this interview I have found out about an individual’s point of view about family, ethnic experiences and education in South Korea. Seung Joo Lee, 17 years old, a very close friend of mine. She is from South Korea and have been living in the United States since April, 2010. She has two siblings, one older sister who is in college and one younger brother who is in middle school. Seung Joo and her family are like the traditional Koreans you basically know. They are the ones who bow their head…

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    My interest in Korea was always something that considered interesting and different by others. Several people are curious as to why I choose to not only study Korean but also to spend six months studying abroad in Seoul. Before studying Korean, Korea has always peaked my interest as it was a country that not many people in my life knew about in great detail, making it quite exotic. My goals for my exchange was not only about studying abroad in one of Seoul’s top universities, Yonsei University,…

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    Literacy In Korea

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    Literacy has broader implications of the word than the definition in the dictionary. The reason why I recalled the moment of a middle school class in Korea is also related to impacts of literacy. That is because backgrounds and experiences of a person determine literacy of the person. Since I learned shallow definition of English words in Korea, sometimes I misunderstand lectures. These kinds of situations might be seen as one of 'literacy events ' due to different backgrounds. "Literacy…

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    Korean War Domino Effect

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    The Korean War was an avoidable war that we didn’t need to intervene in. The Domino effect was still an acceptable cause to go to war. It was the thought that if one country’s government fell to communism, then more would follow in its path. We had a tough time fighting them though, because of physical geography. That’s most of the reason we didn’t win the war, we weren’t ready for the terrain. The battle of pork chop hill was one of the most important battles. Being in the mountain’s it…

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    Korean Westernized Fashion

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    wearing the westernized clothes in the system of Trickle down theory. People in the Joseon Dynasty wore Hanbok to distinguish the classes while people today only wear Hanbok on special occasions to stand out to value Korean culture. This paper analyzes and examines how the purpose of wearing Hanbok has changed from past to present and how it affects Korean fashion culture and Hanbok in global today. Overview of Korea Republic of Korea, also known as South Korea, is very small compared to other…

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