By Jounghun Kim |Staff Writer|
Learning about different cultures every now and then is quite interesting for students.
Korean Culture Night was hosted by students in the Asian Studies and Language Exchange Club.
The event focused on South Korean culture, and traditional Korean food, like Bibimbab, was provided at the event.
The Bibimbab is made from cooked rice mixed with many vegetables and gochu-jang, a red hot pepper paste.
The president of the club, Russell Morgan tasted it and said, “It is really hot, really, really hot,” as he turned bright red.
I really enjoyed this event because it was a good reminder of my life in Korea. I was able to eat foods that I am not able to make on my own. It’s been a little hard to adapt to the American lifestyle, but by attending events like this it makes it a bit easier.
The Asian Studies and Language Exchange Club help students learn about Asian cultures and language. They also provide a chance to making new friends and to experience foreign cultures more easily even though they do not have a transportation especially to an international students from Asian region.
“We have a lot of transferred students or study abroad students who come here and there is no public transportation and they do not know what is good to do, so they do not do as many events as they could,”said vice president Racheal Morgan.“They do not see that much of American cultures, so what we do is we get American students to show them American culture like bowling and go to mini golf and go down to China town or something like that.”
Students are learning about Asian cultures because they are with the Asian members and also it helps the Asian students improve their English language skills and it helps those who are studying Chinese, Japanese or Korean to improve their language skills in that language.