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12/20/2017.Japanese and Korean International Students at Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages Selected to Endorse the Project on Experiencing Kaohsiung City

發布日期 2017-12-20 13:42:00

 

The Director-General of the Secretariat under Kaohsiung City Government, Chiung-Hua Chen, Wenzao international students, Mun Seon Ri and Narimatsu Yuka, and Kaohsiung Bear Hero (from left to right) participated in the promotional activities in marketing the Project on Experiencing Kaohsiung City.    Photo by Olivia Hsieh

   

 

December 20, 2017

 

【Public Relations Office】
 

  Narimatsu Yuka and Mun Seon Ri, Japanese and Korean international students at Wenzao, stood out among their competitors from colleges and universities in Kaohsiung City. They were selected earlier to endorse the First Project on Experiencing Kaohsiung City for the International Youth. They participated in activities for nearly a month from December 4th to 25th, during which time they took photos of tourist attractions they visited in Kaohsiung and shared their experience of traveling in Kaohsiung on social media. On the 16th, Kaohsiung City Government arranged for the two international students to go to Dream Mall, where they personally made Taiwanese instant noodles, as well as Japanese fried noodles and Korean kimchi noodles, enabling them to share their noodle cultures. The Director-General of the Secretariat under Kaohsiung City Government came to show her care for them, and Kaohsiung Bear Hero was also there to interact with them. On the evening of the 17th, they went to a well-known local specialty shop in Liuhe Night Market to learn how to make pineapple cakes and seafood in an iron plate. All of these activities enabled them to fully experience Taiwan’s unique night market culture.

 

     To encourage the international youth who study in Kaohsiung to experience the City in depth and create their own memories of the City, as well as to market local characteristics, the Secretariat under Kaohsiung City Government cooperates with Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, inviting two of its international students, Narimatsu Yuka from Kumamoto, Japan, a sister city of Kaohsiung City, and Mun Seon Ri from Daejeon, Korea, another sister city of Kaohsiung City, to participate in the Project on Experiencing Kaohsiung City for the International Youth. Currently, they have posted their visits to tourist attractions on social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, to tell their interesting stories of travelling in Kaohsiung.

 

     Mun Seon Ri from Daejeon, Korea, is a sophomore in the Department of Global Aviation Service at Pai Chai University in Korea. She hopes to work as a flight attendant after graduation. Therefore, she chose to study in the Department of English at Wenzao as an exchange student for half a year. She says that one can simultaneously learn both English and Chinese at Wenzao to gain proficiency in foreign languages. Meanwhile, one can also make friends with students from different countries at Wenzao. She likes the study environment in Kaohsiung very much. She further suggests that she feels honored to have been selected to endorse the Project on Experiencing Kaohsiung City, whereby she can introduce Kaohsiung to more countries. She has visited the Pier-2 Art Center, Monkey Mountain, and Lotus Pond. Her posts on social media, written in Korean, are liked or followed by many people from different countries. She says that Kaohsiung City was selected as a Top 5 City to Visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet. In the future, she expects to visit such famous tourist attractions as Cijin, the Love Sculpture at Shoushan, and Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum recommended by Lonely Plant.
 
     Narimatsu Yuka from Kumamoto, Japan, a sister city of Kaohsiung City, is a junior in the Department of Chinese at the University of Kitakyushu in Fukuoka Prefect. She expects to study at Wenzao for one year. She says that she had travelled in Taiwan as a backpacker two years ago. She likes Taiwan very much because Taiwanese people are kind and very friendly to foreigners. At that time she could not speak Chinese. After she returned to Japan, she chose to study in a Department of Chinese. She says that she likes Taiwanese food a lot. Being selected to endorse the Project on Experiencing Kaohsiung City, she can receive information on many tourist attractions provided by Kaohsiung City Government, whereby she can gain a deeper understanding of the culture of Kaohsiung. Currently, she has visited the Sizih Bay and Cijin. Her posts on Facebook, written in English and Japanese, are liked by many people from Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, and China, whereby she successfully markets Kaohsiung. In the future, she will help more foreigners to obtain an understanding of Kaohsiung by introducing its unique “food culture”, “nature” and “cultural arts.”
 
     The Director-General of the Secretariat under Kaohsiung City Government, Chiung-Hua Chen, says that “Kaohsiung – A Livable City” has gained more international attraction in recent years. To create a more internationalized Kaohsiung, the City Government actively cooperates with industry and academia to promote various policies on international talent training and retention. In particular, this short-term experience activity for the international youth has been warmly welcomed by Japanese students from Kumamoto, Japan. It also shows the results achieved in the communication between Kaohsiung City and its sister cities. It is hoped that this activity will deliver the image of a beautiful and passionate Kaohsiung to the world from the perspectives of culture and the youth generation of different countries, while attracting more people from across the world to visit Kaohsiung and facilitate the willingness of the international youth to study, stay, and put down roots in Kaohsiung.
 
     The Director-General of the Secretariat under Kaohsiung City Government, Chiung-Hua Chen, further suggests that to promote the internationalization of Kaohsiung City, the City has signed Sister City agreements with many cities around the world. It happens that the two international students selected for this activity are from sister cities of Kaohsiung City, Kumamoto and Daejeon, which allows the City to have closer exchanges with its two sister cities. Kumamoto is the 30th sister city of Kaohsiung City, and Daejeon signed a Sister City agreement with Kaohsiung this June. Not only can this activity promote the culture of Kaohsiung, but it can also allow more people around the world to see the beauty of Kaohsiung through students from its sister cities, who share their experiences on social media.
 
     Participants of this short-term experience activity for the international youth select three themes as the core of their experience in Kaohsiung. They also develop a plan for travelling in Kaohsiung for approximately one month, during which time they have to share their experience of travelling in Kaohsiung via social media or videos. To enable the two international students to gain a deeper understanding of the food culture of Kaohsiung, the Secretariat under Kaohsiung City Government also arranged for them to participate in the food truck activity in Dream Mall on the 16th, where they learned how to make Taiwanese instant noodles, as well as Japanese fried noodles and Korean kimchi noodles that represent their noodle cultures. Moreover, the Secretariat arranged for them to visit the well-known Liuhe Night Market, where they learned to make pineapple cakes and seafood in an iron plate. It is hoped that they will obtain a deeper understanding of Kaohsiung.

      

                           

Photos by Olivia Hsieh

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The international students of Wenzao, Narimatsu Yuka (left) and Mun Seon Ri (middle), were selected to endorse the Project on Experiencing Kaohsiung City. On the right is Kaohsiung Bear Hero. 

Mun Seon Ri (first from the left) and Narimatsu Yuka (second from the right) made Korean kimchi noodles and Japanese fried noodles in person.

Mun Seon Ri (left) and Narimatsu Yuka (right), who were selected to endorse the Project on Experiencing Kaohsiung City, took a photo together in front of Dream Mall.  

Narimatsu Yuka (left) and Mun Seon Ri (right) visited a well-known tourist attraction in Kaohsiung, and posted their experience on social media to market the scenery of Kaohsiung.

The two international students visited Liuhe Night Market.  Photo provided by the Secretariat under Kaohsiung City Government  

The Director-General of the Secretariat under Kaohsiung City Government (second from the right), Narimatsu Yuka (third from the right), Mun Seon Ri (second from the left), and Kaohsiung Bear Hero (first from the left) participated in the activity of marketing Kaohsiung.  Photo provided by the Secretariat under Kaohsiung City Government

The Director-General of the Secretariat under Kaohsiung City Government, Chiung-Hua Chen, and international students at Wenzao, Mun Seon Ri and Narimatsu Yuka (from right to left), experienced how to make pineapple cakes. Photo provided by the Secretariat under Kaohsiung City Government  

Mun Seon Ri, Narimatsu Yuka, and Kaohsiung Bear Hero (from right to left) marketed the local specialty of Taiwan, pineapple cakes.  Photo provided by the Secretariat under Kaohsiung City Government