Help Us Share Korean Culture

In conjunction with Chonnam National University, these students will participate in an exciting new field course that will enable them to experience Korean language and culture firsthand.


여기를 누르시면 한국말로 된 비디오를 보실 수 있습니다
(Korean version)

In June, Youngok Kang-Bohr and Eunhee Kim Buettner will travel with a group of University of Winnipeg students to Gwangju, South Korea. In conjunction with Chonnam National University, these students will participate in an exciting new field course that will enable them to experience Korean language and culture firsthand.

Chonnam National University International Summer Session 2015Chonnam National University (CNU) International Summer Session 2015
(All photos provided by CNU International Summer Session program)

Korea has a rich, well-documented history that dates back thousands of years. Its culture and tradition have withstood many centuries of conflict and threats from outside influences. Yet through it all, the Korean people have persevered and maintained their values and way of life with pride and solidarity. Today, the country stands as one of the world leaders in not only economic and political arenas, but also as a dynamic centre for pop culture within the entertainment industry. As a nation that emerged from near catastrophic devastation to become a prominent player on the global stage, it is time for Korea to share its story with its friends around the world.

CNU international student trying on Hanbok (traditional Korean dress)CNU international student trying on Hanbok (traditional Korean dress)

This four week course provides an opportunity for its students to be immersed in Korea’s unique cultural offering. These students will benefit from being able to hone their Korean language abilities outside of the classroom while visiting historic sites to experience both ancient and contemporary architecture and art. They will have the opportunity to try various dishes from Korea’s world famous cuisine, as well as try their hand at preparing some of these delicious foods such as bibimbap. This field course is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for these students that have taken such a genuine interest in Korean culture and language from all the way over here in Winnipeg. Now they will have a chance to experience it in person!

International students at Songgwangsa TempleCNU international students at Songgwangsa Temple

If you believe in the value of broadening ones horizons and gaining an understanding of foreign cultures or simply want to help share Korea’s rich history dating back thousands of years to today’s dynamic and ever expanding culture, please support this group of students on a journey they will never forget.

If you don’t want to make a gift online, you can also send a cheque to:

The University of Winnipeg Foundation
901 - 491 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E4 Canada

*Note: Please make sure to mark your cheque for "Korean Field Course" and your gift will be counted towards this initiative!

OR

Call toll-free: 1-866-394-6050

2 thoughts on “Help Us Share Korean Culture

  1. As a former exchange student of the University of Winnipeg, and a former member of KELEG, I feel really happy to support those who are coming to Korea this coming June. Hope many supporters come to support so that you can reach the amount of $2,000 or even more very soon!

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