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    • Sungshin Women’s University Ana Saldana Ephraim Firdyiwek Jillian Guido Margaret Bauman
    • Study in Korea!!!
      • Three main reasons to study abroad in Korea:
        • Metropolitan Location
        • Academic Opportunities
        • Learn About a New Culture
    • Metropolitan Location
    • Why Study In Korea?
      • Korea
        • Is an epicenter of economic, political, and technological success
        • Is the world’s 7 th largest exporter
        • Leads the world in communication capabilities
        • Has the 10 th largest GNP in the world
        • Puts extraordinary value on education
    • What Does Seoul Have to Offer?
      • The 10 th largest city in the world with a population of over 10 million.
      • Capital city of South Korea, a major developed nation.
      • Areas of Interest:
        • Apkujong
        • Itaewon
        • Hongdae
        • Insadong
        • Samcheong Dong
    • Weather/Climate
      • Korea is in the temperate zone and has 4 seasons much like the United States.
      • Spring is short but pleasant, summer is hot and humid with July bringing monsoon rainfalls, Fall is colorful, and Winter is cold and dry.
    • Transportation
      • Subway
        • Has 8 lines and 1 national railway line
        • Covers the entire area of Seoul, including surrounding areas
        • Generally trains arrive every 5 minutes, in rush hour every 1-2 minutes
        • On most lines services are available between 5:30 a.m. and midnight.
        • Signs are generally in Korean and English
        • Prices range between 500 & 600 won (equivalent of 40 – 50 U.S. cents)
    • Transportation (cont’d)
      • Buses
        • 3 kinds of buses: regular, express, and village.
        • Run between 5:30 a.m. and midnight
        • Depending on traffic, buses will arrive approximately every 5 – 10 minutes.
        • Fares: Regular= 340 won (34 cents) for students, Express= 1100 won ($1), Village= 300-400 won (30-40 cents)
    • Transportation (cont’d)
      • Taxis
        • Available anywhere
        • 2 different types: Regular and Deluxe
        • Regular taxi is inexpensive, but most drivers don’t speak English
        • Deluxe taxi is twice as expensive, but will take you to any major location. Most drivers speak basic English and car phones are available for use
    • Underground (Subway Map)
    • Shopping
      • Department stores and “shopping arcades”
      • Shinsegae, Lotte, Midopa, Hyndai, Sampoong, Myongdong and Dongbang Plaza
      • Itaewon
      • The Korean monetary unit is the won
    • Academic Opportunities
    • Sungshin University Motto
    • Quick Facts
      • Prestigious private women’s university
      • Urban setting, along the Han River
      • Comprised of 9 colleges, 1 open major division, and 5 graduate schools
      • Location: Seongbuk, Seoul, South Korea
      • Students: 11,425
      • Staff: 382
      • President: Shim Hwa-jin
      • Promotional Video
    • Campus Map
      • Sungshin Campus Map
    • Academics
      • 9 Colleges:
        • College of Humanities
        • College of Social Sciences
        • College of Law
        • College of Natural Sciences
        • College of Human Ecology
        • College of Nursing
        • College of Education
        • College of Arts
        • College of Music
      • Research Institutes Available:
        • Humanities R.I.
        • Korean Geographic R.I.
        • Basic Science R.I.
        • Life and Culture R.I.
        • Research Center for Plastic Arts
        • Business Admin R.I.
        • Institute of Legal Studies
        • Korea Women’s R.I.
        • Center for East Asian Studies
        • Institute of Health Sciences
    • Attached Facilities
      • Central Library
      • University Museum
      • Sungshin University Press
      • Language Education Center
      • Center for Teaching and Learning
      • Sungshin Hak Bo
      • Sungshin Mirror
      • Sungshin Educational Broadcasting Station
      • University Health Services
      • Dormitory
      • Student Counseling Center
      • Department of Athletes
      • General Education Center
      • Central Science Instrument Facility
      • Academy Information Services Team
      • Academy Information Management Team
    • Extracurricular Opportunities
      • Dong Ah-Ri – Actively participate in on campus clubs!
      • Festivals: Sungshin Cultural Festival(October) & Soojung Dae Jong-De(a university-wide large scale festival in May)
      • General Students Association
      • College Students Association
    • Extracurricular Opportunities
      • Autonomous Student Associations: Student Welfare Committee Graduation-preparation Committee School Magazine Committee
      • Sungshin Voluntary Services (community service)
    • Learn About a New Culture
    • The Sungshin Women’s University Museum
      • The university boasts its own museum, which is dedicated to a better understanding of Korean traditional culture, especially the lifestyles of women, while also seeking insight into the cultures of newer generations.
    • Theater, Arts, History, and More
      • Sungshin’s location in the capitol city gives students access to dozens of theatres, galleries, and museums, and other cultural and historical venues, which present diverse opportunities for exploring Korean history and culture, both ancient and modern.
      • Some examples include:
    • Gwanghamun Arts Hall
      • Gwanghamun Arts hall is
      • a theatre devoted solely
      • to traditional forms of
      • Korean performance art,
      • making rich artistic
      • traditions available to a
      • modern, international
      • audience.
    • Gallery Hyundai
      • A gallery of exclusively modern art, housing the works of several of Korea’s greatest contemporary artists.
    • The Kimchi Field Museum
      • A research center focused entirely on the beloved Korean dish…in its 187 attested varieties.
    • The National Palace Museum
      • Located near the grounds of the Gyeongbukgong palace, the museum displays thousands of artifacts related to traditional court life, including royal costumes, royal seals, classic paintings, and other priceless pieces of art. The palace itself is also open to visitors, as are several other palaces in the city.
    • Namsangol Hanok Village and Buckchon Hanok Village
      • These two locations are traditional villages located within the bounds of Seoul. They offer unique experiences of the traditional architecture and lifestyle of old Seoul.
      • The villages usually run extensive special programs including traditional performances, food, dress, and so on during the important national festivals, such as Seollal (lunar new year) and Chuseok (ancient fall festival celebrating ancestors and family.)
    • But wait, there’s more…
      • Fortresses, tombs, temples, city gates, statues of the Buddha…To see lists and descriptions of numerous other cultural attractions in Seoul, visit the city’s official tourism website:
      • http://english.visitseoul.net/visit2007en/attractions/modernseoul/modernseoul.jsp?cid=28
    • Language
      • In Korea, everyone speaks and writes the same language, which adds to their unity and national identity.
      • The Korean alphabet is called Hangul and it is comprised of 10 vowels and 14 consonants.
      • Hangul is considered one of the most scientific writing systems in the world, and is fairly simple to learn and understand.
    • Dining: Food of Korea
      • Rice
      • Kimchi & Bulgogi
      • Soup
      • Mine and Ours
      • Spoon and Chopsticks
    • Budget Restaurants in Seoul
      • Marrakech Nights
      • Il Song Jung
      • You Jin Mak Kook So
      • Taco Taco
      • Café T8
      • Kraze Burger
      • Carne Station
      • Wazwan
      • Buddha’s Belly Original
      • The Flying Pan
      • Istanbul
      • Khaosan
      • Pita Time
    • Employment Opportunities
      • Sungshin Motors & SPG Technology Research Institute
      • - A micro-motor manufacturer, specializing in the R&D of motorized mechanical technology
      • Sungshin Metal Corporation
      • - A metal manufacturer that produces everything from flat bed printers to jewelry
    • Employment Continued
      • Samsung Corporation
      • - Giheung complex (Closest complex to Sungshin & Seoul)
      • Location: Nongseo-Dong Giheung-Gu Yougin-city, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea
      • Main products : SRAM, NOR/NAND Flash, ASIC, CIS, Digital Media, DDI, Smart Card, Imaging, etc.
      • R&D : System LSI, Memory
    • Entertainment
      • Nightlife:
        • Bars and Clubs Available (In Itaewon):
          • Above (wine bar/glam/food)
          • Bar Nana (underground/alternative/live music)
          • Del’s Disco (dance club electronica/gay)
          • Embassy Lounge (lounge/cocktail bar)
          • Gecko’s Terrace (pub)
          • Many, many more!
        • Movies
          • C!neU movie theatre is 2 subway stops south of Sungshin (Hyehwa Station).
    • Cultural Events
      • Changing of the Palace Guard
      • Royal Wedding Ceremony of Emperor Gojong and Empress Myeongseong Re-enactment
      • Hi Seoul Fesival
      • Jongmyodaeje and the Royal Carriage Procession
      • Lotus Lantern Festival
      • Sajikdaeje
    • National Holidays
      • January 1 st – New Year’s Day
      • Jan. or Feb.- Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day)
      • March 1 st – Independence Movement Day
      • April 5 th - Arbor Day
      • May 5 th - Children’s Day
      • June 6 th - Memorial Day
      • July 17 th - Constitution Day
      • August 15 th - Liberation Day,
      • Chuseok (Lunar Calendar), Korean Thanksgiving Day
      • October 3 rd - National Foundation Day
      • December 25 th - Christmas Day
    • References
      • Print sources:
      • Kim, M., Martin, J. N., & Shim, Y. T. (2008). Changing Korea: Understanding Culture and Communication . New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.
      • (No editor given). (1993). Facts about Korea . Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korean Overseas Information Service.
      • Son, C. (Ed.). (1994). Koreana: Korean Cultural Heritage (vols 1-3). Seoul: The Korea Foundation.
      • Online sources:
      • (2009.) Cultural Events, Seoul . Retrieved February 18, 2009, from http://www.korea4expats.com/article-year-round-cultural-events.html
      • (2009.) Infinite Discoveries Seoul: Official Seoul City Tourism Website . Retrieved February 9, 2009, from http://english.visitseoul.net/visit2007en/index.jsp
      • (2009.) Korea.net: Official Website of the Republic of Korea. Retrieved February 18, 2009, from www.korea.net
      • (2009.) National Museum of Korea Homepage . Retrieved February 9, 2009, from http://www.museum.go.kr/EngMain.do
      • (2009.) Seoul Style Homepage . Retrieved February 18, 2009, from www.seoulstyle.com
      • (2009.) SPG Motor Homepage . Retrieved February 18, 2009, from http://www.spg-motor.com/index.html
      • (2009.) Sungshin Women’s University Homepage . Retrieved February 9, 2009, from http://www.sungshin.ac.kr/website4eng/html/main/
      • (2009.) Sungshin Women’s University. Retrieved Ferbruary 9, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sungshin_Women’s_University
      • (2009.) Transportation in Seoul, South Korea. Retrieved February 18, 2009, from http://www.asianinfo.org/asianinfo/seoul/transportation_in_seoul.htm#Buses
      • (2009.) Wikia Travel: Movie Theatres- Korea . Retrieved February 18, 2009, from http:// korea.wikia.com/wiki/Movie_theatres