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Dine & Discover: South Korea

February 22, 2018

Thirty students were transported to Seorabol, a South Korean restaurant in Olney, for the inaugural Dine & Discover event on February 21. In a new collaboration between the Office of International Programs and International Scholars and Students Services, the Dine & Discover series encourages domestic and international students to share a meal, family-styleBesides meeting new people and trying new foods, students have the opportunity to learn some specifics about the country's food and dining etiquette. The first installment of this series featured Sunmi Oh, a Korean language professor at Drexel, who spoke about the proper way to use chopsticks, the culture of how to eat and drink politely in South Korea, and helped students understand the nine Korean dishes servedStudents are provided with discussion questions, which encourage them to discuss their own cultural backgrounds and intercultural experiences. To top it all offGeon Yeop Kim, Drexel alumnus and manager of H Mart in Elkins Park, kindly provided each student with a goodie bag full of South Korean snacks 

The Dine & Discover event series runs once per quarter and will feature a new country or region each time. To stay up to date with the latest Dine & Discover events, follow the Office of International Programs and International Scholars and Students Services on Facebook, and sign up for the OIP quarterly newsletter.