Posted by: beanyim | January 4, 2011

World Students in Korea Newsletter 32

Stories of the Month

1. Growing Coffee on Jeju Island

Love for coffee is growing faster than ever; you can find a coffee shop in every other block nowadays. Coffee is a highly sensitive plant that grows in subtropical regions where the temperature stays above 10 degrees Celsius even during winter. That’s why farming coffee has been mostly considered out of the question in Korea. Ms. Roh Jin-Yi, however, doesn’t accept that. Ms. Roh, the first coffee farmer in Korea, is currently growing some 25,000 coffee trees in a 5,600 square meters plantation on Jeju Island despite the unfavorable conditions. Learn more about her aspiration.

2. Korea’s Ancient Capitals

The cities of Gyeongju, Gongju, Buyeo and Iksan were designated as the ancient capitals of Korea in accordance with the Special Act on the Preservation of Ancient Capitals decree enacted in March 2005. For a city to become a capital, it must be some place well-suited for habitation; a strategic location against foreign invasions; and an all-around convenient spot for overseeing the country. Get introduced to Korea’s ancient capitals that are home to numerous historic relics.

* Please post the above “Stories of the Month” on your blog by visiting the links. (The articles are in English)

Major Events

1. Mt. Taebaek Snow Festival 2011

Every winter Mt. Taebaek turns silvery under a blanket of snow. This snow festival includes pop celebrities’ congratulatory performance, nationwide snow sculpture contest by students majoring in fine arts, climbing contest, family snowman making contest, sled riding etc.

Period : January 21 – 30, 2011
Venue : Mt. Taebaek Provincial Park, Gangwon-do

2. The 14th Inje Icefish Festival

At this spectacular winter festival visitors will be able to try out ice fishing and exciting games such as human bowling on ice, ice soccer, and even a tug-of-war on ice. For those icefish fanatics there will be an icefish eating competition, and visitors can sample the icefish.

Period : January 28 – February 6, 2011
Venue : Soyang Lake area, Inje county, Gangwon-do


1. WSK Photos & Videos

Post the photos and videos taken at the awards ceremony as well as at the camp.

– 3rd Awards Ceremony & 4th Orientation (Dec 3, 2010)

Video :
Group photos : Attached as files

– 4th Camp (Dec 17-18, 2010)

Video :
Group photos : Attached as files

2. Council to Have New Staff

World Students in Korea (WSK) will have new staff soon in replacement of Mr. Young-Suk Lee and Ms. Mi-Kyung Shin who have been running the program since its launch last year.

In the meantime, questions and concerns can be addressed to the other WSK staff, Ms. Jin-Sook Lee ( / 2280-2731) or Ms. Jung-A Lee ( / 2280-2745) 🙂



  1. This is cool but I have to copy links one by one to read it.

  2. Sorry I just copy it from my mail that WSK sent me. so I do not link. it is orignal.

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