Presentation Essay: Korean Exchange Student

Topics: Korean cuisine, Tofu, Onion Pages: 2 (535 words) Published: March 7, 2011
Annyeonghaseyo! My name is Kim Pac. I am an intrigued international student from Seoul, Korea. I’ve been interning at the local hospital for about two months and I still have another four months to go. Nursing was my one and only choice when I was picking a major. Why you ask? While in high school, I worked as a CNA in our local nursing home. I developed many close relationships with our residents and looked forward to helping them each day I came to work. You get to interact with so many different people each day, developing friendships, learning about new ideas, hearing about faraway places. Chattahoochee is helping me further my knowledge in the nursing profession so I can continue to help those in need. Aside from school I’m exploring this country and soaking in all the new surroundings. For one then, America is starting to acknowledge the Korean cuisines and its culture more; I see Korean bbq just as often as I see Japanese hibachi.

Interesting facts
Much like China, Korea is one of the world’s leading economies and has a large and sophisticated technological base. It has the 13th-largest economy in the world and the third- largest in Asia. Watching television and checking the internet is completely normal when driving around. If you plan on visiting don’t count on a road trip. The only way to get in and out of Korea is by boat or plane because you have to go through North to get to South, and that’s impossible right now. Every wondered where Taekwondo originated from? You got it, Korea. Taekwondo is taught to most kids as a routine part of their education. Its something Korea is very proud of.

Rice, noodles, vegetables, meats and tofu make up the key ingredients in Korean cuisine. A normal dinner includes side dishes of spiced vegetables and fish cakes, white rice in bowls, and plate of marinated meats and kimchi which is fermented, spicy vegetable, usually cabbage. Its normal to double dip over there, Koreans usually set a bowl of rice/...
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