USA Pavilion Expo 2012

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A Day of Surprises at Expo 2012

By:  Ellen Truchon, Student Ambassador, USA Pavilion 2012 The other day my fellow Student Ambassador Brittany Alexander and I decided to make a goodwill visit to the POSCO pavilion. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the company, POSCO, they are the world’s 5th largest steel producer. We handed out our US-Korea flag pins [...]

The Argentina Pavilion

By: Madison Lee, Student Ambassador, USA Pavilion 2012 As is often the case when you have the whole world at your fingertips, today’s VIP visit was difficult to decide on. However, walking by the Argentina Pavilion where a sign advertised a tango performance with live music in just 10 minutes helped me make the final [...]

Fiji National Day

By:  Josh Grisé, Student Ambassador, USA Pavilion As student ambassadors at the USA Pavilion, part of our job encompasses learning about and understanding other cultures.  Today, fellow Student Ambassador Anne Clay and I attended the national day of Fiji, where we saw traditional performances, heard the ambassador of Fiji speak, and learned about life in [...]

Uncle Sam Reading Camp

By: Bernadette Asuelime, Student Ambassador, USA Pavilion 2012 Yesterday, my fellow student ambassador Marisal  Dobbins and I made a trip to Gwangju, where we spent the day volunteering at the Uncle Sam Reading Camp at the Mudeung Library sponsored by the US Embassy in Seoul . Our day started with a bus ride that took [...]

The Korea Economic Institute Six Party Talks Simulation

By: Susie McClannahan, Student Ambassador, USA Pavilion For several years now I have been interested in pursuing a career in international relations, especially in the Foreign Service, once I graduate from college. Therefore, one of the great opportunities of being a USA Pavilion Student Ambassador for me is meeting engaging and knowledgeable people who are already [...]

Fiji National Day

By: Anne Safiya Clay, Student Ambassador, USA Pavilion 2012 Today as a part of my experience at the USA Pavilion, I had the privilege to visit Fiji’s national day performance.  Needless to say, I was not only extremely impressed but also deeply touched by the traditional ceremonies and dances performed on stage.  Before experiencing Fijian [...]

New Generation Seminar, US Embassy Seoul

By: Mike Joh and Sarah Davidson, Student Ambassadors, USAP 2012 Sarah Davidson and I were given with an opportunity at the US Embassy Seoul. We were asked to give a presentation to the 2012 US Embassy New Generation. The New Generation Seminar is an educational program focusing on creating a better understanding of the US [...]

Goodwill Mission

By: Mike Joh, Student Ambassador, USA Pavilion 20120 Today, Brittany Alexander and I were sent out on a goodwill mission: visiting pavilions, interacting with their directors and staff, and giving away USA pins. We decided to start off with a more remote pavilion. Many of us had been to International Pavilions Section A to visit [...]

A Visit to Yeosu High School

By: Mike Joh, Student Ambassadors, USA Pavilion 2012 Today, on July 16th, 2012 I entered Korean high school. Not as a student, but as a volunteer through the USA Pavilion. It was enlightening nevertheless. Growing up in the USA, I had never set foot into a Korean high school. The high school looked as I [...]

Cultural Exchange Program

By: Mike Joh and Brittany Alexander, Student Ambassadors, USA Pavilion 2012 This morning was the USA Pavilion’s first Cultural Exchange Program. The first person to participate was a boy named Brian from Kenya. What amazed us was that not only is he fluent in Korean but he plans to live in Korea after he graduates. [...]