International Students Visited Gyeonggyojang
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International Students Visited Gyeonggyojang in Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Establishment of Korea's Provisional Government
- International students at UST, the only NRIs(National Research Institutes)-based graduate university in South Korea, learned Koreans’ patriotism and spirit of independence by visiting Gyeonggyojang.
International students from the University of Science and Technology (“UST”), led by President Kil-Choo Moon, toured Gyeonggyojang, a historic site where traces of Kim Gu remain, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Korea’s provisional government. Kim Gu, who was the first head of the provisional government, built Gyeonggyojang in 1939, as an office and residence until 1945. It was the last building to house the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
The UST international students who went on this excursion were paired with Korean students with whom they shared their thoughts after hearing about the facilities and Korea’s independence movement. Thieu Minh Thu from Vietnam said, "I was able to experience the history of the Provisional Government, the root of the Republic of Korea, while looking around Gyeonggyojang.” She also said, “The driving force of the Republic of Korea, which achieved remarkably rapid scientific and technological progress, must have been Koreans’ constant patriotism and spirit of self-sacrifice.”