Tag: South Korea

Seoul Plane

Seoul Plane

Journal Entry: 6/13/09 Departure from Seoul at 6:30pm and arriving back at O’hare at 5:30pm the same day. So long Seoul.

Seoul National Library

Seoul National Library

Journal Entry: 6/12/09 Seoul National Library just had its grand opening in May. It is called the Dibrary (pronounced dee-brary) and claims to be the first such repository in the world, the new 8-story building will offer only digital content to users via a stunning […]

Korean Supreme Court Library

Korean Supreme Court Library

Journal Entry: 6/11/09 First we visited the Supreme Court Library. We received a tour of the library and then a multimedia overview and description of everything.

Yonsei University & National Assembly

Yonsei University & National Assembly

Journal Entry: 6/10/09 Yonsei is a private research University in Seoul. It is also widely regarded as one of the top three universities in Seoul along with Seoul National University and Korea University. These three schools makeup the acronym SKY.

Seoul National University

Seoul National University

Journal Entry: 6/9/09 Seoul National University (SNU) was the first national university in South Korea, and served as a model for the many national and public universities in the country. Seoul National University has been recognized for its leading role in Korean academia. Wooseob also […]

Korean Folk Village, or “Old World Korea”

Korean Folk Village, or “Old World Korea”

Journal Entry: 6/8/09 Went to Gyeonggi University and got a small tour of the campus and also sat in on a class. The University has two campuses, one in Suwon and the other in Seoul. Courses are mainly taught in Korean but in the international […]

DMZ

DMZ

Journal Entry: 6/7/09 Journey into the Demilitarized Zone of Korea started off with a checkpoint from the military guards. All passports had to be checked before entrance. No pictures were allowed of the guards on duty.

Seoul Train

Seoul Train

Journal Entry: 6/6/09 Our last breakfast at Dongju was joined by Mr. Shin to say goodbye. We are heading to South Korea’s capital: Seoul. It is the largest city in the country and one of the largest in the world with a population of ten […]

Ulsan

Ulsan

Journal Entry: 6/5/09

Dinner with the Dongju President

Dinner with the Dongju President

Journal Entry: 6/4/09 We had breakfast on the patio and then headed back to the University. We went with the students to Jeonju Hanji Museum. It was on the history of paper throughout the ages. There was also this funny hologram video about how paper […]

Jeonju

Jeonju

Journal Entry: 6/3/09 Took a bus to Jeonju today and had a tour of Jeonbuk University. We also sat in on a class where students presented for us; only it was all in Korean.

Daegu

Daegu

Journal Entry: 6/2/2009 We took a train to Daegu to visit Kyungbuk and Kiemyung Universities. Little did I know that this city is notorious for being really hot. It is the basin of the surrounding mountains and I did not dress for hot weather.