Category Archives: Politics

The Soundtrack to Change

Author’s Note: This article contains links to Youtube clips so that you may listen to the music. I have also added links for to further reading and more detailed information about lyrics and origins of particular songs. This is the unabridged article that was published for Fulbright Korea Alumni Relations. This article is a continuation of my […]

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A Time for Protest

The world is watching South Korea. I am watching too. Politics has saturated into my daily life in South Korea. It comes in snippets of news I hear from taxi radios and public televisions. It filters through whispers in the gyomushil 1 . I see it in the impertinent remarks made by students attempting to be […]

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Campaign for Class President

I never remember the campaigning for class president being so competitive when I was in middle school. For the past month students have been coming to school at least a half an hour early to greet students and teachers with cheers and bright-colored posters. Every spare moment is used to campaign. Friends hold posters and […]

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Working with North Korean Defectors

Fulbright ETAs are encouraged to get involved with community programs and volunteer (part of our contract is that we cannot earn money with tutoring or side jobs, so many people end up volunteering). One program that is very popular is working with North Korean Defectors (NKD) students through national government-established Hanawon and Hana Centers. There […]

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