Today, the South Korea: Leadership In A Korean Context program departed to begin their journey! For the next couple of days, 13 students and three faculty trip leaders, Heather Wakeman, Julie Schloat, and Nina Otterson, will travel through Seoul. Throughout the experience, students will study Korea’s remarkable economic journey in the post-war period, while strengthening their skills and deepening their understanding of leadership in action in the world. The group will analyze the benefits and costs of this development to modern Korean society, and will explore the tension between cultural traditions and the forces of modernity within the country. Visiting sites, participating in cultural experiences, and meeting with business people, government officials, and non-profit leaders, students will gain a more textured understanding of leadership in a South Korean context. Throughout the trip, students will have the opportunity to lead their peers and/or see leadership in action.
We look forward to reading their upcoming reflections blog posts on Deerfield’s Notes from Abroad!