By Yerin Kim |Staff Writer| When you open the door, a Korean student in front of you doesn’t hold the door without saying sorry. When you make eye contact with a Korean student inside an elevator, you smile and say “hi," but she avoids eye contact, smiling awkwardly. Would you think Koreans are rude? Korean etiquette is quite different from American. It is not common in Korea to hold the door open for a stranger, offer greetings with a smile when you make eye contact with strangers, or say “bless you” when someone sneezes. When you bump into people in Korea, you won’t hear “excuse me” or “sorry” from them. It is not because Koreans are rude, but they mutually understand that … [Read more...] about Are Koreans rude?
By Yerin Kim |Staff Writer| Student Charmaine Galley is a frequent listener of Korean music. One day, when she was walking through University Hall, her eyes were caught by a poster sporting, “Korean Culture Club: Sarangbang.” Galley was excited by the opportunity to learn more about the culture and to meet fellow Korea-philes; she joined the club, and has attended club meetings ever since. Korean Culture Club: Sarangbang (KCCS) is a cultural exchange organization that introduces Korean culture to the campus community. A chartered formal club on campus, KCCS is composed of six Korean staff members, Korean Professor Bomi Hwang, and about 25 domestic students—all of whom are … [Read more...] about Korean persuasion sweeps the nation