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Summer 2014, Issue II


Farewell to Summer

It seems like just yesterday we were welcoming our summer 2014 students and now we have bid farewell. Final exams were Thursday a week ago and students began departing the next day. The summer program is short but packed with intensive classes and lots of fun learning activities. Classes met Monday through Thursday and, as Yonsei designated Friday as “activities day,” most of our CIEE activities took place on Friday. The following photos are from a few of our CIEE events and our community engagement program.

Field Trip to LG Electronics

LG Tour

Students wear special glasses to observe a 3-D display.  

LG Tour 2 enhanced

Students and Seoul Mates pose outside the LG display center.

CIEE Movie & Pizza Night 

Movie night

Movie and pizza to celebrate the end of mid-term exams

Community Engagement

Teaching seniors enhanced

Teaching seniors chinese enhanced

CIEE students teaching English (top) and Chinese (above) to senior citizens

Cooking Class with Seoul Mates

Cooking 5 enhanced

Organizing cooking tasks 

Cooking 2 enhanced

Cooking 7 enhanced

Teams at work

Cooking 6 enhanced

A little entertainment 

Cooking 4 enhanced

  The final products look so delicious

Food enhanced

 The table is set. Ready to eat…

 Farewell Party 

Marina pose

Everyone takes a break before dessert to pose for a group shot on the wharf of the marina

Farewell dinner dessert

Finishing up with dessert



Summer 2013, Issue II


End of Summer

안녕하세요!  Annyonghaseyo! Greetings!

It seems like only yesterday that I was welcoming students to our summer program yet over the last few days I have bid them farewell. Thursday was final exams so we had a farewell party at a nearby hotel the previous Friday.  It was great to be all together one last time and hear about their experiences.

A number of students used the CIEE Cultural Reimbursement Program to experience Korean soccer culture, attend concerts, a B Boys dance tournament and other performances, and visit historic monuments. Aside from having fun exploring the city and other parts of the country to learn about Korean culture, some students gave back to the community by volunteering at a school for students with learning disabilities. Most students were happy with their classes, even though they said they were long and intensive. Many students said they wish they could stay longer and some said they are already making plans to return to Korea. I hope they will.

DMZ Excursion


DMZ tunnel blog
Students pose at a monument to peace and unification at the 3rd North Korean infiltration tunnel after descending into the tunnel. In addition, the excursion included stops at OP Dora, the Joint Security Area, and other points of interest.

Community Service

On their last day of volunteering at the Sarang school for students with disabilities, CIEE students
helped the young students make traditional Korean food. The students said that they really enjoyed volunteering at the school and loved the kids.

Sarang school 2 blog
Sarang school 1 blog


CIEE Farewell Party

Farewell 2 blog b


Summer 2013, Issue I

K&S workshop 2

안녕하세요!  Annyonghaseyo! Greetings from Seoul!

Our summer program is off to a good start. After a fun-filled, action-packed CIEE orientation, students have settled down to study as classes started on Tuesday, July 2. Our CIEE orientation included a campus tour, a Korean Spirit and Culture workshop to introduce students to Korean etiquette and various other aspects of Korean culture and society, a “Navigating Seoul” photo scavenger hunt to help the students learn how to get around the city, and a street food tour to help them learn about Korean cuisine. We also visited the National Museum and attended a non-verbal musical performance before heading off on a 3-day excursion to the Hadong area in the southwest part of the country. Through the excursion, students learned about Korean traditional lifestyles, the
various religions that have shaped the Korean psyche, traditional architecture, tea, and more.

On Monday, the last day before classes started, we had a CIEE excursion to LG Electronics Display Center. Friday is “Activity Day”, a no-class day, so yesterday, to prepare the students for our upcoming excursion to the DMZ next Friday, we had a briefing about the DMZ, the Korean War, the military alliance and state of inter-Korean relations and ended the day with an optional cultural

The following photos offer a glimpse into what students have been doing on our program since arriving two weeks ago.

Scenes from CIEE Orientation

K&S teaching 2cLearning Korean etiquette at Korean Spirit & Culture Workshop

In a stream scavenger hunt 2cOn the Navigating Seoul photo scavenger hunt

Food tour 2 croppedThe first stop on the Street Food Tour

Scenes from Explore Korea Excursion

Samsonggung 2 croppedExporing the Samseonggung shrine at Cheonghakdong

Group at original teaAt the field where the first tea seeds were planted in Korea

Dressed for tea roasting croppedDressed for tea roasting

Tea roasting talk croppedA talk on roasting tea

A roasting demonstrationA tea roasting demonstration

Roasting tea croppedStudents take turns rossting tea in heated cauldrons

It is hot 2It's hot!

Learning tea ceremony 2Learning to prepare and serve tea the Korean traditional way

In the fog bear Nogodan peakSome of the students who braved the Jirisan climb in the clouds near Nogodan Peak

Scenes from Field Trip to LG Electronics
LG tourdancers cell phone camera

A demonstration of a new cell phone camera and application

LG tour 3D glasses driving

A 3-D driving experience

LG tour factory phone assembly

In a cell phone assembly plant