Culture In-Depth: Korean Students at the U of M

Presenter: Minhae Cho, College of Education & Human Development

There are more than 800 Korean international students and scholars studying and researching at the University of Minnesota. In this session, you will have an opportunity to learn how Korean values and unique cultural aspects affect the student experience, including an emphasis on hierarchy, attending elementary or secondary school outside of Korea, and parental influence.

By listening to the personal stories of Korean students, you will be better able to understand, and potentially connect with, Korean colleagues, students, and employees. Furthermore, you will also learn details of mandatory military service for male students, so you can consider how you might adapt your services, programs, and mentoring for Korean internationals on campus.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the unique cultural aspects of the Korean student experience, including mandatory military service for male students, early study abroad experiences, and parental influence
  • Appreciate how cultural expectations influence their choices
  • Develop approaches to work better with Korean students including how to help Korean males plan for and return from military service
Event Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center, Beacon Room