|제 목 :||[The Bell No.247_Information]Buddy, Globalization of KNU|
|작성자 :||영자신문||작성일 :||2018-12-09 14:30:35||조 회 :||32|
Buddy, Globalization of KNU
▲KNU exchange students and buddies, photo by KNU international center
As globalization becomes a trend in the 21st century, KNU is also preparing for it. One of it is the ‘Buddy program’ which is held in <The International Affair>. It is the program which helps foreign students who comes to KNU as exchange students. One buddy is allocated with two or three exchange students, and they help them during one semester. At the beginning of semester, buddy helps exchange students to adjust to the school life. So, they help them such as application for classes, airport pickup, dormitory entrance, etc. Therefore, buddies get a lot of opportunity for contact with many foreign friends. Many students come from many countries, so there are three types of buddy, English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Buddies have to help their exchange students for the semester, so they can learn many things from them. First, most of them are not good at Korean, so they have to talk in their language, such as English, Japanese, and Chinese. So, they learn the practical conversation, intonation, accent, etc. Also they keep in touch with exchange students, so they can learn their culture from them.
There are many programs which is supervised by the international affairs, such as Nami island trip, MT, etc. Many exchange students are like to be active, so many buddies can keep in touch with many other exchange students who are out of there hands. From there, many people meet and become friends.
I interviewed three people who are playing buddies each Chinese (Kang Hyo Gu), Japanese (Jeong Min Wook), and English (Kang Seong Kwan). Each of them works in a different language, they said the same things. “It’s good way to be friend with foreign students, and I felt my language skills are improved in various ways such as my fear to talk with foreign people is disappeared. It’s very good program, so I want to do it again next year.” And they also said, “I learned their culture from it, so it became the good way to understand their culture.”
Like these, ‘buddy program’ has many good advantages. Hundreds of exchange students are come from their country to KNU during one semester and they also need your help and want to be friend with you. Therefore, this program will be very helpful for you if you want to be friend with foreign students or want to improve your conversation skill. Now, apply and act in ‘buddy program.’
Cheon Woong Jae