Why so many Koreans are good at singing

Among various stereotypes about Koreans, having great singing voices is probably a lesser known yet subtle statement. Nicholas Harkness, Associate Professor of Anthropology at...

[Korean Culture 101] Basic Table Manners

Dear anyone who is planning to eat Korean food with a traditionally Korean family/ friends, Food is an integral part of culture and sharing food...

Kpop Cover Dance Boom Takes Center Stage on University Campuses

Hallyu (Korean Wave) is more than just an increased popularity of Korean music abroad. The Korean Wave refers to the rising interest in Korean entertainment...

[Korean Culture 101] Who pays for the meal?

Imagine - you have just enjoyed a delicious meal at an all-you-can-eat KBBQ place with seven other friends. The waitress retrieves the side dishes before...

[Korean Culture 101] The Culture of Dieting in Korea

Dieting and losing weight is a common concern for many women in Korea - to  the point that there exists a popular saying, "Dieting is...

[Korean Culture 101] Comparing the Korean vs. American College Experience

There is a plethora of differences between how students in Korea and students in the U.S. get admitted to universities - everything from the...

[Korean Culture 101] Is “Real Men” an Accurate Depiction of the Korean Military?

What is Real Men? Real Men is a popular variety show where a team of celebrities experiences the Korean military as real soldiers. Who is on...

Korean Firefighters Go Shirtless to Help Low-Income Burn Victims

Korean firefighters are taking their gears off and going shirtless for charitable cause. The "Momjjang Firefighter Calendar" met its third year of helping low-income burn...

3 Latest Trends in Korea, Spring 2018

These days, it’s not so hard to experience Korean culture even if you live on the other side of the world – most of...

[Korean Culture 101] “Ppalli Ppalli Culture” – Korean’s Disposition to Like Fast-paced Lifestyle

How long does it take, on average, for a Korean person to reply to a text message? Is that time significantly different from that...
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