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Everland & Club Activities

One week ago we did a trip to the biggest amusement park in South Korea. The trip was organized by “Friends Club” which organizes activities for exchange students. The club is, as its name says, for making international and Korean friends. It took less than an hour from Ajou University to Everland by bus. We got a great deal and had to pay only 38 000 won (24€) each for a two-day amusement park ticket and one night in a cabin they had rented for us. Amazingly cheap!

Here’s a video I made of the Everland trip.

T-Express roller coaster had huge lines but it was all worth the waiting!

T-Express roller coaster had huge lines but it was all worth the wait!

This is the group we hanged out with in the amusement park. Amazing people!

This is the group we hanged out with in the amusement park. Amazing people!

The club activities also begun last week and I already decided to skip the Glee club (choir) since I don’t think I’ll have time to practice the songs that are all in Korean. The song we practiced last week was awesome though. Click here to hear it on YouTube (the song starts at 3:45, the link should take you directly there). The song is called “Animation Medley” and it consists of Korean animation opening songs. How cool!

I’m going to stick with the Japanese language and culture club which have meetings twice a week. On Tuesdays we’re discussing about the current issues in Japanese society and on Wednesdays we’re having a Japanese language study circle. Many members of the club can speak Japanese so I’m glad we have a mutual language to communicate – many of them are too shy to speak English.

Dinner with the Japan club members.

Dinner with the Japan club members.

This weekend we had a MT (Membership Training) with the Japan club in an island called Jebu-do. Jebu-do is located west of Suwon and it takes about one hour to drive there by bus from Suwon Station. You can get there by bus number 1004 for 1 700 won (roughly one euro). While waiting the bus (we had to wait more than an hour to get into the bus because it was the busiest season for doing MT in Jebu-do…), the Japan club members told me that the bus number 1004 reads “Choun-Sa” in Korean and it translates to as “Angel”. Cute detail!

The road to Jebu-do gets flooded during high tight so you'll need to check the bus timetables carefully. There's no way of getting there by bus during the high tight.

The road to Jebu-do gets flooded during high tide so you'll need to check the bus timetable carefully. There's no way of getting there by bus during the high tide.

I highly recommend every exchange student to join the club activities so you’ll get to know the Korean culture and learn the language through them and of course to make unforgettable memories and amazing friends!

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