15 students from 8 countries presented subjects such as “My life in Korea” in Korean
A motive for “understanding Korean language and culture
Accumulation of Korean skill during completion of essential Korean course for 3 semesters during studying abroad
PSPS of Yeungnam University (President Choi Oe-chool) held “2021 PSPS Saemaul Spirit Korean Speech Contest” for foreigner students.
The event was provided to improve understanding level of Korean culture and language and strengthen sense of belonging in foreigner students. YU PSPS established three semesters for essential Korean concentration course and foreigner students have been competing in Korean skill in Korean speech contest held every year.
President Lee Hee-ook of YU PSPS said, “it is not easy to learn Korean and speak fluently during the short period of studying abroad. It would be a motive to improve Korean skill and approach Korean culture by one more step during writing and presenting their experiences in the study in Korean,” and “I thank the professors and students of Department of Saemaul International Development, Political Administration College for their large help through Buddy Program during preparation of the Korean speech contest. I hope that the knowledge and experiences obtained in YU will be a large help for them when they returned to their countries, too.”
Meanwhile, TY established PSPS (Park Chung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul) in November, 2011 to cultivate global Saemaul leaders in advancing countries. Until now, 762 persons from 70 countries entered PSPS. Among them, 682 persons from 65 counties got Master degrees and are working in advancing countries as experts of Saemaul international development and regional development.