FRANCEDon’t Forget the Spirit of the French Revolution “We've been too concerned about identity of new arrivals, not enough about identity of country receiving them“ is a quote by the first French president of immigrant background, Nicolas Sarkozy. As the quote indicates, Fr
NETHERLANDSTwo Consecutive Days forRemembering Victims In the Netherlands, May 4th is the Dutch National Remembrance Day. The day is reserved for the victims who died in war, peace operations, and a variety of other military conflicts. People fly the flag at half-mast and hold m
HONG KONGOccupied by Two Countries, England and China At first, Hong Kong was part of China. It was one of China's islands. However, Hong Kong was occupied by very few residents because the land was desolate, except near the ocean. Hong Kong was used as a trading port. The a
EUROPENo Difference in Europe Recently the highly reputable medical journal The Lancet published the findings of the largest European study ever performed on the health eff ect of fine dust. The research, involving 367,251 Europeans in 13 countries, revealed that the health effe
While you laugh at a well-dressed awkward couple on a blind date, sitting in a restaurant not saying a single word, you secretly realize that it could be you in that seat in the future. For all-women’s university students, blind dating is a requirement course for anyone before graduation. Yet it is a natural campus tradition to have these unnaturally random meetings. Could this be a universal tradition? Let us listen to what the exchange students at SMU have to say about the dating cultures of their countries.
Korea is one of the countries with cities that never sleep. It is a rare phenomenon that most shops and services are open around the clock. In Korea, however, 24-hour opening is considered as a natural trend. Whenever you need something, you can get everything regardless of the time of night. Whenever you are hungry, although it is dawn, you can use a 24-hour delivery service of almost every kind of food. Have you ever experienced a delivery service at midnight? Or, have you ever used a café as a place to study all night? If you have, you are one of the people who are enjoying Korea’s ‘never sleep’ culture. In the night, lights are spread out over the city and none of them are going to sleep.
Syria: Syrian Civil WarThe Syrian civil war is an ongoing internal armed political conflict in Syria. The conflict began on March 15, 2011 with public demonstrations as part of the wider Arab Spring a
Currently in Sookmyung Women’s University (SMU), there are various kinds of English classes. It has two objectives, one is to improve English skills of SMU students, and the second one is for foreign students who want to attend classes with SMU students. The Sookmyung Times(SMT) asked opinions to the foreign students about these classes. What are their general opinions about English classes?
Currently in Sookmyung Women’s University (SMU), there are various kinds of English classes. It has two objectives, one is to improve English skills of SMU students, and the second one is for foreign students who want to attend classes with SMU students. The Sookmyung Times (SMT) asked opinions to the foreign students about these classes. What are their general opinions about English classes?