HUFS held a kick-off ceremony for the 2018 2nd Semester “HUFS TO THE WORLD – Fact-check Cultural Expedition Team” at the International Conference Room on the Seoul Campus Minerva Complex on December 27, 2018.
The kick-off ceremony was attended by Dean Kim Bong-cheol of Student Affairs and Human Resource Development (Seoul Campus), the 52nd student council president, Ahn Jung-heon, and forty students in 10 teams selected through intense competition for the Cultural Expedition Group.
Dean Kim Bong-cheol encouraged the participating students by saying, “Since this is a program HUFS newly launched together with the Student Council, I hope the students selected for the first group produce excellent results and the program truly represents the best of HUFS.” Student Council President Ahn Jung-heon said, “I am very pleased to provide students with this wonderful opportunity through a program that may result in meaningful memories during the winter vacation.”
The expedition team will set out during the winter vacation and is designed for HUFS students to enhance their capabilities in humanities and regional studies by reading key works of great literature writers and visiting the places or persons featured in the books. The program was jointly planned and initiated by the Seoul Campus Student Affairs Team and the Student Council. Numerous students showed tremendous interest, and a total of 111 teams submitted applications. Through fair screening involving document review and interview, 10 teams were selected to visit various regions in January 2019.
Prior to the kick-off ceremony, in the morning of the same day, Korea Human First Aid Association President Kim Soo-sung held a safety training session, including CPR, for the safety of expedition team members. After the kick-off ceremony, President of the Institute for Real Tourism Yoon Ji-min gave a special lecture and delivered useful tips to the expedition team members.