ADWC student Korean Club initiative goes live

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Abu Dhabi Women’s College students have recently launched a new Korean Club.

The students were so inspired by their Korean language teacher and activities that they have formed this club to promote a greater understanding of the Korean culture, history and people amongst fellow students.

The club launched with a Korean Film week with showings at both the City College and Khalifa City College. The sessions were opened by Mr. Lee Kwang-je, First Secretary of Culture and Information from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, who also supplied a display of Korean books and a traditional Korean buffet.

Student Nouf Sultan, whose idea and drive created the club, has presented a comprehensive plan to the college with many other ideas and activities that will be materialized over the remainder of the academic year.

ADWC Director, Dr. Jace Hargis said: “These students had an idea, and with the help of Student Services, developed a plan and implementation, liaising with the Embassy of South Korea for support. This shows initiative, leadership and teamwork, all qualities that HCT promotes to all of its students.”

Mr Lee Kwang-je said: “As a member of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea staff, I am very happy to participate in this event promoting the mutual cultural change between Korea and the UAE. We want to promote more Korean culture to Emiratis. If they come to know more of the Korean culture, philosophy and life the relationship between the two counties will be further strengthened.”

ADWC Korean language student Nouf Sultan (2nd from right) poses with her teacher Sumi Shin (far left) and the First Secretary of the Korean Embassy to the UAE, Mr. Lee, and his wife.

ADWC Student Nouf Sultan said: “I did a survey of students and found that lots of them were interested in Korea and I wanted to give them a chance to learn more about the culture and tradition. I hope that many students attend the events and learn and appreciate the activities.”