On July 13th, the 5th KASC delegation visited the Culture Center of the Korean Embassy for a briefing and a reception.
Secretary Chusok Yoon spoke to the students about Korea’s economy and the close trading relationship between Korea and the U.S. Following Secretary Yoon’s presentation, the students asked frank questions about the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, Korean culture in the U.S., and American perspectives towards the Republic of Korea.
After hearing from Secretary Yoon and other staff members from the Korean Embassy, delegates and guests enjoyed a Korean buffet provided by the Culture Center. Guests included ISC board members and alumni Robin Berrington and Deborah Gelin, as well as recent JASC alumni Dan Jodarski (62, 63,current JASC program manager), Leah Flake (61, 62), and Kunihiro Shimoji (62, 63). Also in attendance was Mr. Lee of the Korea Foundation.