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    Yonkojun sports game

    This is the great get together between the two colleges: Korea University and Yonsei University. This is a friendly rivalry involving cheering and sports. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Brothers

    This is a statue in the Korean War Museum that represents two soldier brothers of different sides of the 38th parallel who are embracing. Seoul, South Korea.

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    LG25

    Throughout South Korea there is a chain brand of convenience stores where it is most convenient to drop by when in Sinchon or any other district. What was discovered was that there is an ATM inside that doesn't charge extra for an international withdrawal.

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    Yonkojun festivities

    Korea University and Yonsei University annually celebrate a friendly rivalry. With the festivities of the once a year party called Yonkojun, students gather and mill throughout the streets to sing for their supper. All establishments from small bars to big franchises are fair game in the Halloweenesque act of cheering for free food and drink. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Sinchon

    Sinchon is an area of Seoul where the nightlife comes alive and where Yonsei University can be found. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Kimche

    The kimche on the left is made from radishes and the one on the right is the better known cabbage kimche. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Bartering in Korea

    While in the markets, unless it is a name brand store, a shopper can barter down on various prices. Commonly, however, this only used for merchandise such as clothing and shoes, etc. Food is usually not bartered.

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    Land of the morning calm

    A good example why Korea can be referred to as the "Land of the Morning Calm". This picture was taken atop a mountain in the warm breeze of summer. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Nam Dae Mun Market main gate

    This is the main gate to Nam Dae Mun Market, it is well known by Koreans as well as loved by foreigners. Seoul, South Korea

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    Korean traditional food

    This is a display of some Korean food involving a cold noodle dish called chapchae, the drink is a traditional cold tea called sujungkwa, and there is a spicy thick rice cake dish called ddukboki. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Yonsei University: Introduction to Korean Studies

    Not all of the classes for exchange students are in Korea. To learn the basics of Korean history, Introduction to Korean Studies touches on all areas related to Korea.

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    Seoul streetlife

    This is a typical street in Seoul. There is little shade sometimes from the sun, so it isn't uncommon to see a few people walking around with umbrellas on a sunny day.

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    Yonsei University: Korean Language Institute

    During the summer program, this area is filled with students between classes and nearby is a cafeteria, at the tables there are usual several trays filled with Korean food.

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    Fishing boats

    Along the coast there are many harbors where fishermen keep their boats in order to go out and fish for the day.

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    Seafood preparation

    This is a photo of a woman preparing a fish for a customer.

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    Korean food stand

    These kinds of food stands are located all over the streets of Seoul. They sell a variety of Korean food and are made on the spot. Unless you have adjusted to the food in Korea, wait a little before trying these items, but they are worth trying.

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    Nam Dae Mun Market street vendor

    This is a typical scene in which we find the seller and his wears. Most of these tables have pants, shirts, and any other article of clothing that anyone would need to buy. Unless you really know what you are doing, bartering is no longer done. Plus, most of the items are cheap enough to buy at the fixed price without having to feel buyer's regret. Seoul, South Korea

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    Ewha's Women's University shopping district

    This is Ewha's Women's University shopping area. Here we have a chance to see what kind of people shop in this area. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Korean monk

    This is a juxtapose of old and new, fast and slow. This is how one may look at Korea by seeing that there is a modern time and a historical time. Seoul, South Korea

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    Mandugook

    This is a dumpling soup called mandugook. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Sundubu

    Before or after an afternoon class in the Korean Language Institute at Yonsei, this is a common lunch of boiled tofu in a stone bowl with several hot spices with clams and an egg, accompanied by rice, kimchi, and bean sprouts.

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    Korean food court

    A taste of home for whom exactly? This food court can be a blessing to Americans that may feel quite at home in these places, however, it is these very Koreans who are eating there that feel the same way. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Yonkojun sports fans cheering on Yonsei University

    This is the Yonkojun celebration. In this picture we see students from Yonsei University cheering for their team. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Yonsei University engineering bridge

    This bridge is a nice piece of architecture at the Engineering building in Yonsei University. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Ceramic ware

    These are Korean cups made in the Korean traditional village. All of the objects found within the village represent how Koreans used to live in the past. Seoul, South Korea.