[News] Cultural and Educational Activities2016-12-16Hit:1096
Visiting the Samsung Innovation Museum and the Korean Folk Village provided a great opportunity for KGSF students to figure out what innovation really means and enjoy traditional events through reliving the Joseon Dynasty. International students from KOICA and the regular program enjoyed these educational and cultural activities in the last week of October, period in which the initial breeze ofl autumn initiated the fragile movement of the leaves that would eventually beautifully paint the city of Seoul.
On the morning of October 28th, international students left KAIST to visit the Samsung Innovation Museum as their first educational destination. This museum is the largest sized industrial electronics exhibition hall in Korea, located where Samsung Electronics Corporation was initially established 47 years ago. The tour starts with exhibitions focusing on the first electronic devices ever manufactured and ends with the latest trends in electronics. Through interaction with different devices, students could feel step-by-step how innovation plays an important role in developing more efficient and advanced items. Visiting the Samsung Hall of History, the Seeds of Innovation Center, and the Core and Inspiring Innovation Halls, students could see the future of electronics and how it is going to revolutionize our life style.
In the afternoon, the visit to the Korean Folk Village was complemented by an exquisite and traditional lunch with which a time-travel journey began. The folk village has been designed in order to create an “Open Tourist Attraction” allowing foreigners to understand the richness of Korean culture. It is located on more than 243 acres surrounded by mountains and intersected by a river, characteristics that allow visitors to experience a happy coexistence with Korea’s pleasant traditions. Different attractions such as the Market Village, the Folk Village, the Amusement Village, and the Market Place, are complemented with traditional art performances and seasonal festivals. Most of the international students will have unforgettable memories of strolling along the elegant housing sites and landscape which are the background of numerous famous scenes in Korean dramas.
Exhausted after a great journey through the history and culture of Korea, and the amazing world of technology, the students returned to KAIST with the delight of having had a day full of emotions. The enriching experience of living in the future and the past, of understanding Korean culture and seeing the way technology will surround our lives, was clearly demonstrated on the satisfied faces of the international students. A day of sharing, learning and having fun – just another day in KAIST.