South Korea #3: Seoul Arrival!

At the end of a long day of travel and a delicious first meal in Seoul, which included bulgogi bibimbap, dumplings, soup, and Korean pancakes, trip leaders asked the students,”What are you most looking forward to doing and/or seeing while we are in Korea.” Below are students responses:

Alice Hryhorovych ’20: “I’m excited to travel to the Insadong market to try new foods and take a closer look at the Korean culture.”

Shane McCarthy ’21: “I’m looking forward to interacting with the North Korean refugees. I hope to be able to bridge the language gap and make meaningful memories.”

Chase Mathis ’21: “I am excited to meditate in the temple, because it will be fun to watch the sunrise at 4 am.”

Ollie Pink ’20: “I’m most excited to learn about and appreciate the South Korean culture while becoming closer friends with my group members.”

Josh Oduro ’20: “I’m excited to see more of Korean architecture. From what I’ve seen, the city is beautiful, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the Insadong market will look like.”

Emma Haddock ’21: “I’m excited to explore Seoul – the temples, markets, and more.”

Lily Steinwold ’21: “Self reflection and meditation after the trip will be very rejuvenating.”

Ella Holowesko ’20: “I am looking forward to working with North Korean refugees and learning more about their stories.”

Gabriella Hu ’21: “I look forward to reflecting and relaxing at the Buddhist temple.”

Wilona Wiafe ’21: “I want to get some cool pictures and videos of Insadong.”

Julia Placek ’20: “I am excited to explore the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) and to see what it is like.”

Raheme Taylor ’20: “I’m mostly looking forward to experiencing all the different sites and learning more of the language. The site I am looking forward to the most is the DMZ.”

Nasir Barnes ’21: “I am excited to see the Insadong market – the layout and architecture will be interesting.”

Tomorrow, we will meet up with the Deerfield faculty group to explore Hanok Village, a Buddhist temple in Jogyesa, and the Insadong market.

 

 

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