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Posted On April 4, 2017 By In Korean With 1563 Views

Project Based Learning in Korea – April 29th, 2017

NSLI-Y Interactive is excited to announce the final Virtual Event of the 2016-2017 Academic Year featuring current Academic Year students on the NSLI-Y Korean program in Seoul, Korea.

Three NSLI-Y students will present on their winter break projects and their final projects. Following their presentations will be a Q&A with the audience. Topics will include:

  • Korean Pottery’s Making Processes and Cultural History
  • The Definition and Value of Traditional Filial Piety in Modern Korea to Different Generations
  • Korean Shamanism and Gut
  • Sasang Constitutional Typology
  • The Crisis of Elderly Poverty in Korea
  • U.S. and South Korean Human Rights Violations During the Korean War

The event will be held on April 29th at 9:00 a.m. EST. Click HERE to join the webinar at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 29th. After clicking the link, enter the room by selecting “Enter as a Guest” and filling in your name. A login and password are not necessary.

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NSLI-Y Student Speakers:

Picture of ClaireMy name is Claire Yang, and I’m from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. This fall, I will be attending University
of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Before this program, I self-studied Korean out of an interest for East Asian politics and culture, but as I’ve formed so many relationships with people here in Korea throughout the program, keeping and strengthening those friendships has increased my language learning motivation. Outside of Korean class, I volunteer as an English tutor for North Korean refugees, attempt to learn Taekwondo and Gayageum, and explore the city of Seoul with friends!


Picture of HaleyHello my name is Haley Jenkins, I’m from Wasilla, Alaska, and I am currently on the Korean Year program. I chose Korean, because at first I was interested in the making of the Korean language, and the fact that Hangul (the Korean alphabet) is so simple most children before they reach of the age of five are literate. I was also interested in how Korea’s identity has been shaped by outside influences. After I finish this program I’m going to study Linguistics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and after I graduate I want to work on native language documentation and maintenance planning. My favorite things to do in my free time in Korea are: spending time with my host family, walking through the park nearby my house, hiking, taekwondo and by buying excess amounts of cute stationary!

Picture of NektariosI’m Nektarios and I’m from Youngstown, Ohio, a Rust-Belt city in Northeast Ohio. I came to Korea as gap year student, and will attend [TBD!] college. I wanted to come to Seoul to not only learn Korean, but to experience life in one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas. Most of my time in Seoul, however, has been spent studying Korean, not only through textbooks and classrooms, but on the street or with my classmates. When I’m not studying I love to eat, hang out with my Korean friends, or read books in Seoul’s many cafes.

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