Melted! Volunteering at Local Orphanage

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By Cassandra Carr –  Cassie is a GlobaLinks Learning Abroad 2013 Summer Correspondent who is studying abroad at the Korea University International Summer Campus in Seoul, South Korea. Cassie is from Miami University – Oxford.  Today was the first of many that I will be working in various orphanages around the Seoul area! Some people study abroad to … Continue reading

When in Seoul!

By Cassandra Carr –  Cassie is a GlobaLinks Learning Abroad 2013 Summer Correspondent who is studying abroad at the Korea University International Summer Campus in Seoul, South Korea. Cassie is from Miami University – Oxford.  It’s been a week since arriving in Seoul and the culture shock is beginning to disappear. The basic conversational language is setting in and … Continue reading

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Announces Javahnda Kea, Georgia State University Student, As 2012 Alumna Of The Year

Kea secured study abroad scholarships to make possible a semester abroad at Korea University and her first travel and cultural experiences outside the South. By Stacey Hartmann GlobaLinks NewsWire Editor Javahnda Kea initially thought study abroad wasn’t for someone like her, a full-time student from a low-income family working multiple jobs to make ends meet. … Continue reading

Cultural Differences Fade Fast For Student Volunteers At Korean Orphanage

Twenty AsiaLearn students quickly learned during a recent volunteer effort at an orphanage in Korea that fun and games have no cultural boundaries. The North American study abroad participants volunteered their time one day in February to play rock-paper-scissors, red light-green light and other games with 40 children from Sungae Won (성애원), an orphanage in … Continue reading

Korea University Group Delivers Coal Briquettes To Warm Homes And Hearts Of Low-Income And Elderly People

KU Social Service Corps Lends Help And Hope For Third Year A Korea University social service group called KU Social Service Corps earlier this month made special deliveries of coal briquettes, which are used to heat homes, and other life necessities to about 100 families and individuals in the Bupyeong area. Students in the KU … Continue reading

AsiaLearn Student’s Exploration Of Korean Roots “Took Me Outside My Comfort Zone”

Sarah Cundiff, University of Alabama at Birmingham Undergraduate, Met Cousins, Learned Cultural Nuances During Summer Study Abroad at Korea University in South Korea By Kelli Modica AsiaLearn Q: Where did you study abroad and what made you choose that destination? A: I studied abroad in South Korea at Korea University through AsiaLearn. I chose to … Continue reading

University Highlights: Stepping Into Korean Culture, Award-Winning Leadership Program In New Zealand

Korea Five U.S. Students Step Into Korean Life Via AsiaLearn’s Bridging Cultures Program Sitting around a table to enjoy typical Korean meal. Strolling through Korean market and shops. Visiting sites of historical significance, such as the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, the strip of land that serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. … Continue reading

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