Korean culture experience program for KU ISC visiting professors
The itinerary includes the National Assembly, Gilsangsa Temple, and the Korea Furniture Museum.
Foreign professors at the KU International Summer Campus (ISC) visited the National Assembly of Korea, located in Yeouido, Seoul, on July 21. They seemed very excited when they looked around the building and had a chance to sit in chairs where the members of the National Assembly actually sit during the sessions.
Professor Jen Youngstrom, who came from the University of North Carolina to teach the Introduction to Psychology class at the KU ISC, seemed quite amazed at the cutting-edge system built inside the assembly. “I am amazed to see that every single seat has an individual monitor linked to the digital voting system. It is very impressive that no paper is needed during decision-making processes here. It not only reduces the waste of paper, but also increases the accuracy and reliability of decision making,” she said.
The KU ISC arranges field trips each Friday to offer various chances for students who wish to have first-hand experiences of Korean culture. Aside from those field trips for the students, the international campus program prepared opportunities for its foreign professors to learn more about Korea.
After visiting the National Assembly, the group went to Gilsangsa Temple located in Seongbuk-gu District in order to experience the unique culture of Korean Buddhist temples, and they also visited the Korea Furniture Museum where traditional Korean furniture is preserved in a traditional Korean-style house.
The KU ISC invites prestigious professors from universities at home and abroad to provide the world’s best education to its students. Professors currently working at distinguished universities such as Stanford University, the University of Cambridge, and Cornell University joined the ISC program to give lectures on approximately 120 subjects, including business administration, economics, politics, law, humanities, science, and art.
Starting on June 27, the KU ISC has more cultural experience programs and academic classes to offer until the session finishes on August 3.