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The Korean Student Association

By Eunice Tibay
On February 23, 2018

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Members of KSA gather during a meeting

The Korean Student Association aids students in adjusting to life in an American university and shares Korean culture with American students.

"We just help Korean students help adjust in American culture," KSA president, Youngkwan Kim, junior, said.

Youn Seo Jo, vice president, shared how KSA helped him get settled when he arrived in San Angelo.

"When I first came to ASU I was like here at San Angelo Airport and I didn’t know what to do at first," Jo, sophomore, said. "But KSA went out to the airport, and they helped us come into the school and get into the dormitories, so it was really helpful. They have provided us with many kinds of information with getting adjusted to ASU, so it was very helpful."

KSA also helps its members with processing information about what they have to do and assists them with services like bringing water bundles back to their dorms.

"In my opinion, as one of the international students, it’s really hard for them to do some service[s]," KSA Treasurer and freshman Yoon Kwan Khang added. "So if they are Korean, we can help them process some information about what they do and what should they do, so we are here."

Korean students are encouraged to join if they want to share their culture and meet new people.

"They can join our organization if they want to advertise about Korea because our events are, like, most of them are about diversity at ASU, so I think they can join if they want," Jo said. "And also if they want to meet new people, they can also join this organization."

In addition to helping out the students, KSA also hosts events showcasing Korean culture throughout the semester, such as the Korean Lunar New Year Party and a Food Party this coming March at the Caf.

KSA is also in charge of the Korean Tutoring Program for students interested in learning Korean and sharing Korean and American cultures.

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