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SUNY-Stony Brook to open Korean campus
Jul 20, 2011
The State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook will open its Korean campus, SUNY Korea, in Songdo International City in March, 2012.SUNY Korea will be the first foreign university to open at Songdo Global University Campus and the first branch of an American university si...

Fighting summer heat with traditional Korean cuisine
Jul 13, 2011
A group of foreign students try samgyetang, a traditional Korean soup made of a whole chicken stuffed with rice and ginseng on July 14.  (Photo: Yonhap News)By Cindy Ji-Eon Staff Writer

Korean dancers win prizes at Sicilian dance competition
Jul 13, 2011
Several Korean ballet dancers received awards at an international dance competition in Sicily, Italy. Korean National University of the Arts students Shim Hyun-hee and Yang Chae-eun received top prizes in the senior section, while  Jeong Ga-yeon and Choi Ye-rim took fi...

International students choose Korea
Jul 08, 2011
Last year, of the 83,842 foreigners studying in Korea, nearly 85% were from Asia. Roughly 6% were from South America, while students from North America, Europe and Africa followed in decreasing order. Korea has witnessed a rapid rise in the number of foreign students since the mi...

Koreans take home prizes at the XIV International Tchai...
Jul 04, 2011
The XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition was held in Moscow from June 14 to July 2, and for the first time ever, five Korean musicians received awards from the prestigious classical music competition.  Seo Sun Young and Park Jong Min both received the prizes in voice, w...

Bringing Sweden and Korea closer through K-pop
Jun 28, 2011
When Elin Mellerstedt and Johanna Stillman first started taking a deeper look at international fandom for idol groups and bands, they never expected their journey would bring them to Korea. (Elin Mellerstedt, left; Johanna Stillman, right, photos courtesy Dancing On Our Own)Melle...

Koreans leadership winning international recognition
Jun 27, 2011
Ban Ki-moon, the eighth UN Secretary General, was reelected to lead the United Nations for the second term last week. The unanimous reelection of the former Korean foreign minister as head of the UN was met with applause on June 21 at the UN Assembly in New York, where 192 member...

Seoul offers business classes for non-Koreans
Jun 23, 2011
Seoul Global Center is running a free Korean-language "Business Start-up School" for foreign nationals residing in Korea at its headquarters in the Korea Press Center. The first lecture was on June 18 on "Founding and operating a company in Korea." A new lecture will be held ever...

Park Tae-hwan wins at Santa Clara International Grand P...
Jun 21, 2011
Park Tae-hwan (Photo: Yonhap News) Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan racked up three wins at the 2011 Santa Clara International Invitational, which took place from June 16 to 19 at George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara, California.Finishing the 200-meter freestyle...

Journalist Juan Villoro visits Korea
Jun 17, 2011
The Korean Culture and Information Service invited Juan Villoro, a Mexican writer and journalist, to Korea from June 1st until June 13 for his first visit to the country.During his trip, Villoro published an article on Korean development in Reforma, a Mexico City newspaper, empha...