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DMZ in Korea

A Chasm Between Two Koreas

Published 10/06/2022 in Scholar Travel Stipend
Written by Irene Kim | 10/06/2022

Visiting South Korea showed me the power of pop culture in world politics, the lasting effects of U.S. foreign policy from the Cold War, and how navigating diplomatic relations is complicated and often doesn’t have an easy solution.

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Blessing

Sustainable Tourism on Jeju Island

Published 10/06/2022 in Scholar Travel Stipend
Written by Haeeun (Blessing) Jee | 10/06/2022

During my trip to South Korea this past summer, I was able to take a short trip to Jeju Island for a few days. Jeju Island is a volcanic island off the southern tip of Korea. It is known as a popular honeymoon destination – or at least it was, according to my parents who spent their own honeymoon there about 30 years ago. This was the first time they visited the island together since then.

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