Gwangju, Korea
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Activities for Gwangju, Korea

Co-curricular activities give you a chance to dive in and get to know the local community, culture, as well as your fellow students in a meaningful way. Group activities during the summer sessions include activities like calligraphy or Taekwaondo lessons, pottery workshops, lessons in making kimchi, hangwa, or hanbok miniatures, and welcoming and farewell parties to open and close the session.


All students must attend the mandatory orientation session provided by Chonnam National University. The day’s activities include a welcoming ceremony, activities to get to know your fellow students in smaller groups, as well as more practical introduction to the campus and city.

CNU Buddy Program

Designed to ensure every student feels comfortable in their new surroundings, the buddy program pairs international students with local CNU students, enabling you to make lifelong friendships, learn about student life in Korea, and venture out and around Gwangju.

Field Trips

Sample locations for these excursions include: Gwangju May 18 Memorial Park, Homestay home visit, Korean Folk Village and Temple Stay, Gyeongju, Busan, and the Boryeong Mud Festival.