Frankfort, KY – About 20 Korean representatives from Youngsan University will arrive on Kentucky State University’s campus today, June 24, to spend a month learning how to improve the English instruction in their classrooms and soaking up American culture.
In order to give them the true American experience, the KSU Office of Asian Affairs is calling on local families and individuals to host one or two of the visitors for a meal, to allow a few of the visitors to accompany them on a shopping trip or simply to spend some time talking with them in the evenings. Families or individuals are also invited to come onto campus and dine with the students in Real Food on Campus – Underwood Cafeteria.
The South Korean visitors will be studying from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday in an English as a Second Language program. Since the majority of the visitors are elementary school teachers back in Korea, they will be learning strategies to improve their instruction to help their students more quickly learn the language.
They will be staying on campus and traveling on the weekends to New York, Chicago and to various spots throughout Kentucky. However, at night the teachers would like to explore the culture.
“It would be a unique cultural exchange opportunity for local families and these students to spend some time together eating dinner or taking trips,” said Dr. Kwang H. Suh, coordinator of the Office of Asian Affairs. “Each would learn more about the other’s culture, which would give the students a better understanding of America to convey to their children and Americans a better understanding of South Korea.”
Host families or individuals are needed to entertain the guests for a few hours once or twice from June 30 to July 16.
For more information, contact Dr. Suh at 597-6671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.