Multiculturalism on HUFS campus
Back in 1998, I moved with my parents and my older brother to the Netherlands at the age of 6. The first school day in the Netherlands I will never forget. I went into the class and saw so many kids that were different than me, not only the facial part but they also spoke a different language which I could not understand at all. This was the first time I got exposed to a term called multiculturalism. The 14 years experience in the Netherlands helped me a lot to understand multiculturalism. I had to deal with a lot of situations where I had to get along with people from different countries and backgrounds. By communicating with them, I could improve my English language and get more knowledge about the cultural differences of societies. Because of the fact that I have already experienced some kind of multiculturalism, it was not difficult for me to choose the subject of this essay assignment for the course. Multiculturalism is a really interesting subject to research, especially because the subject is not about the multicultural aspects of societies, but the multiculturalism on our school: the Hanguk University of Foreign studies. According to Wikipedia, the term multiculturalism or ethnic diversity, relates to communities containing multiple cultures (term Multiculturalism on Wikipedia). In this essay though, it is about the diversity of cultures at the HUFS. Multiculturalism at HUFS can be understood and accepted in different ways, depending on the sort of groups: Korean students, foreign students, Professors and parents. For this essay I interviewed fellow students, professors and parents about their opinion and how they think about the Multiculturalism at the HUFS. Do they see it as a beneficial thing or are there also negative aspects of the multicultural environment at the University of Foreign studies?
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