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2021 Ewha International Summer College Session II Held Online

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2021 Ewha International Summer College Session II Held Online

2021 Ewha International Summer College Session II, organized by the Office of International Affairs (OIA), has successfully concluded its three-week program.

Every summer, the OIA launches a summer college program through which students from around the world learn about and experience Korea. 2021 Ewha International Summer College Session, which took place from August 9 (Mon) to 27 (Fri), consisted of “Intro to Korea” programs including Korean language classes, special lectures on Korean Studies and Korean culture experiences.

This year’s session, which took place entirely online, was attended by international students from Japan, the U.S., the Netherlands, Belgium, etc. In particular, as Ewha began operating the short-term Korea-Japan Joint Higher Education Student Exchange Program hosted by the National Institute for International Education for undergraduates this year, a myriad of Japanese students participated in the program, leading the OIA to dedicate greater effort into planning and preparing programs for Japanese students by offering a special lecture delivered in Japanese and a scholarship recipient mentoring session.

Numerous classes were provided in English and Japanese for attendees, such as “Korean Economy,” “Understanding Korean Culture through Korean Language,” “Gender Equality in Korea: Key Issues and Challenges,” “Korean Music and Korean Instrument,” “The Birth of K-Pop: a Brief History of Korean Pop Music,” “The Delicacy of Korean Cuisine,” “Similar But Different Language Cultures of Japan and Korea” and “Daily Life in Korea,” along with the Korean language course.

In addition, the program featured the return of “K-Pop Dance,” a cultural experience activity praised by the Summer College Session I program attendees. The OIA provided two sessions by inviting a choreography specialist with experience working for the SM and YG entertainment companies, and students learned and experienced Korean culture by practicing the choreography of leading K-Pop groups in the Korean Wave, such as BTS, BLACKPINK, and Aespa.

At the closing ceremony hosted on the YouTube channel on August 28 (Fri), Vice President Lee Hai-young of the OIA remarked “The program may be closing for now, but I hope that you will remember the pleasant time you spend at Ewha International Summer College as a member of Ewha for a long time” and encouraged students by saying, “I hope to see you again at the Ewha campus someday and that you’ll take an interest in the winter program that will be held at the end of this year.”

Tess Hiemstra from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, who participated in this program based on her interests in the Korean language and culture, said “All classes were very helpful and provided a good opportunity to learn about new things and meet new people. I would recommend other students to join Ewha International Summer College as well.”