Sam Garrett ‘12, Daniel Khalessi ‘13 and Tenzin Seldon ‘12 were among 75 college students selected to take part in the prestigious South Korea Scholarship Program.
The students were hosted at Yonsei University, located in Seoul, and had the opportunity to attend various academic lectures and cultural trips from Mar. 18 to 26.
Having just returned to the states, Khalessi described his trip as “an amazing experience” that took him to museums, the U.S. military base and the demilitarized zone between North Korea and South Korea.
“This experience is a very meaningful way to understand what we learn in those courses,” said Khalessi, who is a political science major. “Going to a place like Korea and seeing the divide between North and South Korea…really gave me a better picture of what’s going on. It really supplemented the materials I was learning in my classes in an exceptional way.”
The Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) and the Korea Foundation teamed together to organize the scholarship program.