Alumni Stories

Testmonial

In this inspirational series our alumni share, in their own words, stories of overcoming challenges, setting up pioneering projects, and bringing about positive change in the world.

Student Testimony – J.M.

I never imagined I’d one day give a presentation on the collapse of the Berlin wall and how it symbolized the end of the Cold War and affected Europe all in Korean. The presentation required more work and preparation than all the homework from my 6 other classes combined but was equally rewarding.

I would highly recommend having a clear professional goal and know how Korean ties into that goal. If you’re mostly interested in learning colloquial everyday Korean to be able to understand dramas and make Korean friends, you might feel overwhelmed or bored in the higher level courses.

Student Testimony – M.R.

What attracted me to the Korean Language Flagship is the number of resources and support the program offers. At first when I had told my parents about the program they thought it was a very good program and had wished I had joined the program earlier. Being in...

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Student Testimony – M.M.

but after deciding to change my major to Korean, a subject I was passionate about, I wanted to find the best place to study. I did a lot of research, and finally I found the Korean Language Flagship at UHM. It is the best Korean program in the United States....

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Student Testimony – K.H.S.

The presentations have allowed me to learn and utilize a variety of useful expressions that are found in the textbook. The topics we present on are diverse and are all connected to different cultural aspects of Korea. Through the detailed guidelines given in the...

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Student Testimony – E.V.

Through the presentation experiences, not only have I had the chance to develop more professional Korean skills, but have also gained a lot of confidence in speaking Korean and even giving presentations in other classes as well.  With every new assignment, there...

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Student Testimony – J.Y.S.

Any study abroad opportunity would be by far the most important experience for a language learner. While the summer study abroad opportunities and the capstone portion of the program are extremely beneficial, I have found that here at home the content has proved to be...

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