While the Hong Kong demonstrations have been dominating international headlines, tensions are also flaring on the other side of the Pacific. Thousands of protesters have flocked the busy streets of Santiago, Chile following an increase in the capital’s subway fares by 30 Chilean pesos (CLP), or abou
Earlier this year, a 12-year-old girl was detained at Luohu Port, the border crossing between China and Hong Kong. The unaccompanied child’s heavy-looking backpack raised suspicion from the customs officers, and it was not without reason: upon scanning the bag, they found 142 blood samples that were
Measles has made a deadly comeback several years after its eradication. The growing anti-vaccination movement consequently became the quick culprit as it continues to elicit widespread hesitation on the overall efficiency of vaccines. In a way, it deserves the blame. The movement stands on a clearly
President Bolsonaro of Brazil has sought an answer to the country’s underperforming economy in the exploitation of the Amazon. The recent fires engulfing the Amazon rainforest are primarily man-made, a result of massive deforestation that is ongoing in the area. In Brazil, deforestation has been pre
The KAIST community has definitely seen notable changes as the KAIST International Students Association (KISA) launched a variety of activities and programs geared towards improving KAIST life for international students. An open forum was held on May 31 where KISA discussed its projects and accomplishments in the past year (see KISA President Hopefuls Debate at Open Forum for more details). The KAIST Herald also sat down with Shubranil Sengupta to discuss his term as KISA president.
More recently, Seoul is seeing one-day Korean culinary classes sprouting up across the city, aimed at providing foreigners with a more immersive cultural experience through their own takes on bibimbap or tteokbokki.
The trend of the so-called “touristification” of places, where infrastructure is being changed in favor of visiting tourists, has been growing slowly but surely. This summer, anti-tourism protests took place in Barcelona, where vandals were damaging rental bicycles and slashing the tires of city tour buses.
In light of the prospective rise of the international populace in campus, the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) has launched a dedicated academic coaching service to help international students easily adjust to life at KAIST.
On May 27, the second Daejeon Sports Day for International Students will take place. Hosted by the Daejeon Metropolitan City and organized by the Daejeon International Center, the event will last from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Daejeon Hanbit General Stadium and Chungmu Gymnasium and serve as a unique opportunity for the international community in Daejeon to get together and spend an entire day compe
The University of Aberdeen, a British public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland, has made a decision to open a new campus in South Korea. Established in 1495 as the fifth oldest institution in the English-speaking world, the University of Aberdeen will open its new branch, located in Hadong, in the coming September.Prior to the agreement, a delegation of nine members from the provincial gov
Last year on November 26, the Daejeon Metropolitan Office of Education announced the Ministry of Education’s decision to grant the status of “specialized high school” (teukmokgo) to Daejeon High School, overcoming one of the major obstacles needed for the creation of an international school. The metropolitan office had initially intended to create an international school for grad
On December 9, the KAIST International Students Association (KISA) announced the results of the 2016 KISA presidential election. The sole candidate of this year’s election, Sanzhar Kerimbeck, has been officially elected as the next president of KISA.The election was held on December 8 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Voting booths were set up in the three major school cafeterias — Kaimaru (N11),
September has already ended. The fall semester has started to kick into overdrive, and many organizations are taking the opportunity to release a sleuth of events and activities to get students energized and motivated. The international community starts its push with the KAIST Overseas Network Exchange (ONE). The KAIST ONE event started in the year 2007 as a way for the various nationalities in KA
All roads led to the Student Center (W2) on Thursday evening as, for its penultimate event of this semester, KAIST-ONE featured the central Asian nation of Kazakhstan. Having first featured Pakistan followed by Zambia, the organizers were keen to build on the roaring success that the KAIST One Program has grown into. The emcees for the evening, namely Sanzhar Bakhtiyarov and Altinai Normanova, did
Living in a new environment can be a troubling experience. Students often face the burden of speculating when it comes to choosing where to eat, where to get various supplies, how to cook their food, etc. In order to alleviate the burden of finding a place to eat for foreigners, ISSS has put forth the “Where to Eat at KAIST” event. It aims to serve students who come not only from diffe
Art is a way of self-expression. Anyone, given the impetus to doodle and experiment, can produce an art piece that highlights the quirks of his/her imagination in a unique and intuitive manner. It is with this spirit that ISSS has recently launched a mural painting program that seeks to realize that need. ISSS has invited all members of the KAIST family to stream their artistic creativity onto the
The first ever Daejeon sports day for internationals has been pitched under the banner of “The first annual athletics competition for foreign students from the Daejeon Metropolitan city”. The festival which is due to be held on the first day of the coming October by the Daejeon international center, will commence in the auditorium at KT human resource development. Under the day-long ev