As 2014’s Wow Korea Supporters, we were invited by Korea Tourism Organization (KTO Manila) to attend the opening ceremony of the first Korea Study Abroad Expo last August 27, 2014 at University of the Philippines (Diliman) Bahay ng Alumni. This 2-day event was hosted by Ms. Kring Elenzano. Online and onsite registration were available and admission was free.
Ambassador H.E. Hyuk Lee of the Korean Embassy in the Philippines, Ms. Grace C. Ramos of University of the Philippines Diliman’s Office of International Linkages and Executive Director Changeun Kim of Global HRD National Institute of International Education gave the welcome remarks.
The purpose of this event is to encourage Filipino students as well as other foreign students to study in Korea. The participating universities offer undergraduate courses, graduate courses (Master’s and PhD), and Korean language courses. They have regular semester program, student exchange program, vacation period program, and Korean language program. There are also scholarship and study-work opportunities for international students.
The participating universities include: Korea University, Sogang University, Sejong University, The State University of New York, Korea (SUNY Korea), Korea University of Media Arts (KUMA), Wonkwang Health Science University, Gyeongnam Provincial Geochang College, Seokyeong University, Changwon National University, Dongguk University, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Seongsil University.
Korea Tourism Organization, Korean Cultural Center, National Institute for International Education, Jeju Air, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Kakao Talk and Kaya Korean Restaurant also participated in this event.
After the welcome remarks, we had fruits and Korean food (japchae – sweet potato noodles, mandu – dumpling, sikhye – sweet rice beverage, and kimbap – seaweed rice roll) from Kaya Korean Restaurant.
There are USB flash drive, external hard disk, Samsung digital camera and round trip plane tickets to Korea that were given away. We also got freebies from Korea Tourism Organization, National Institute of International Education and Kakao Talk.
Interested and want to know more about study in Korea as well as the courses and scholarship offered by each of the participating universities? For more information, visit: http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr