On April 3rd, Sookmyung Women’s University (SMU) held the ‘2007 Sookmyung Winter Overseas Program: Return Briefing Session’ in the Suryeon Faculty Building (Room 101.) During the last winter vacation, 25 teams and a total of 100 Sookmyungians participated in this program. Among them, the top six teams presented their outcome, including where they had visited, what they did and what they learned.
This briefing started with a greeting from Kim Hyung-kook, the vice chief of External Affairs. He expected that this program would help those Sookmyungians who want to participate in this program next time through listening the presenters’ feedback. After his address, each of the top six groups who had all visited different countries such as Singapore, Sweden, Swaziland, the United Kingdom and India delivered their presentations. Also, their topics were varied and included the following: Comparing the cooperative systems of SMU and NUS (National University of Singapore), a study of the support systems for development of leadership in universities, a study of international relations within Asia, a study of community life, volunteer work at Mother Teresa’s Home, and a study of the Centre for Alternative Technology and Ecopolis. Ahn So-young who had visited Mother Teresa’s Home said, “I learned that volunteering without compensation gave me the biggest happiness.” At this gathering, Sookmyungians who are preparing for the next overseas program got useful information as the participants discussed their field trips.