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<Dereka's life> Independence Hall of Korea

  • 2016-08-03
  • 홍보전략팀
  • HIT345
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ITS- Independence Hall of Korea.

As part of the cultural experience for all foreign ITS members at Korea University, they are required to go on a field trip once a month. March 18th, 2016 was the first field trip students attended. The foreigners got the chance to take a glimpse into Korea's history at the Independence Hall of Korea, located in Cheonan, South Korea.

The Independence Hall of Korea displays Korean historical documents and focused on the independence movements during the Japanese Colonial Period. The hall was opened to the on the anniversary of Korea’s Independence Day on August 15, 1987 and now holds seven exhibitions that displays Korea’s past struggles for freedom, starting from the prehistoric age and ending with the resistance movements.

" The Independence Hall and the few things I saw in the exhibits gave me a better understanding of Korea's history and the brutality they faced because of their resistance for freedom," mentioned Kisura King, an ITS student from the New Mexico.

Another U.S. student, Carissa Cevallos also stated, "The Independence Hall brought the past of Korea to life. The only thing that I wish was possible was if the other exhibits had English translations so that I could enjoy them just as much as the first two exhibits I entered."

At the Independence Hall, foreigners including myself also learned about the landmarks surrounding the museum, such as the monument to the nation. This historical landmark in particular is supposed to resemble two wings and represent the ongoing progress of Korea. This monument is one of the most captivating landmarks and is very hard to miss, standing 51.3 m high on a 24 meter platform. "My overall impression of the Independence Hall of Korea was wonderful," explained ITS member, Jade Virgil. "It was such a beautiful sight to see upon arriving and entering the museums."

At the end of the field trip, students were required to write a two page reflection paper about the Independence Hall as a graded assignment. ITS students concluded that the Independence hall was an awesome cultural and site seeing experience.

Written by Dereka K. Bennett