ON MAY 11th, the students from the University of Oklahoma(OU) visited Yonsei.
The event was held by the Dept. of Metal. System Engin. to help the OU students
understand Korean culture and Korean universities' educational systems. The
Yonsei Annals conducted this interview on behalf of Yonsei.
|▲ Univ. of
Oklahoma students visiting Yonsei|
(Photographed by Bang
During the interview OU students pointed out cultural differences and
similarities. "Koreans are extremely nice to foreigners like us. The variety of
food and drinks in the market such as kimchi, bulgogi, and soju impressed us
very much. The way Koreans act and talk to older people was shocking also," Joe
Frank Pace said. However, Blake McAskill, a student, emphasized the similarities
of both countries. "We have similarities too. Like Yon-Ko Athletic Meet, we have
a festival which takes place in the fall with two contrasting teams: sororities
"We hope Yonsei will hold this kind of events many times to enable
many foreign students like us to have a chance to experience Korean culture,"
said Steven Cooksey. As he wished, many other departments at Yonsei are planning
to initiate similar student exchange programs.