On June 3rd 2022, 2 YG members and 2 exchange students met at the front gate of Yonsei University at 6:00pm. We took a bus to get to Mangwon Market while chatting and getting to know each other on the way. Arriving at the marketplace, we took a while to look around the various goods that were sold. We tried out different foods such as marshmallow icecreams, Takoyaki, and chicken. We had the opport...
We all met up in front of the main gate of Yonsei University Sinchon Campus around at 3:00pm October 23rd. One of the Korean members was absent and another was to come to the theater at Daehakno directly so we departed at 2:00pm with a total of two Korean students and four exchange students. Just before the departure, we introduced ourselves and had a light conversation. It was about a 30 minute ride by bus and a 15 minute walk to the theater we booked the show. On our way to the theater, we introduced the students briefly about the itinerary, the theme of the show, and talked about their lives in Korea and Yonsei. The theater was ‘대학로예술극장 대극장’, and we had a rendezvous with the Korean member. The performance was called ‘놀이터(Playground)’ performed by a group named ‘고블린파티(Goblin Party)’. The show was a modern art performance motivated by childhood events and plays in Korea. The show started at about 4:00pm and lasted about an hour. All the participants and Korean staffs showed great interest. Especially various children games which represented the childhood memories in the show reminded us of the famous show Squid Game, which many of us have watched. It was our first time watching an actual modern arts performance and was a very precious experience.
(Waiting for the Show)
After watching the show, we all moved to have a light rest at a café and have dinner. We stopped by at a small café in Daehakno and talked about various subjects, including school lives in many different countries and stories of them adapting into Korean university curriculums. It was a valuable moment knowing better and understanding each other. After the small stop which lasted about an hour, we headed for our next destination. We arrived at a restaurant named “Joseon Sikang(조선 식당)”. It was a Korean restaurant carefully selected to give the exchange students an opportunity of experiencing authentic and traditional Korean food. We also had to choose a restaurant with a vegetarian menu, since there was a vegetarian amongst our exchange students. We ordered dishes like bulgogi, jjigae and bibimbap, with another long conversation with the exchange students.
After the delicious meal at about 8pm, we moved to Hyehwa Station and said farewell. All of us moved to the metro, and we kept on talking and sharing our thoughts and emotions of the grand journey of the day. It was a great experience meeting exchange students from all around the world with similar tastes and preferences in culture.