|TITLE||SKKU held the 6th Sungkyun Writing Contest in Vietnam|
SKKU held ‘The 6th Sungkyun Writing Contest’ at Edenstar Saigon Hotel located in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on April 25th, where 80 students from 4 countries (Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia) in the region participated. While the students came from different nationalities, they all showed passion and love toward the Korean language.
The Korean wave is sweeping accross Vietnam these days. Since 2016, middle and high schools have chosen Korean as a second language course. Professor Tran Van Tu from Van Hien University, who attended the 1st writing contest five years ago as a student, also participated this time with his 6 students. “It feels new to join the event as a professor this time,” said Prof. Tu.
The subject of the writing was ‘reconciliation.’ The gold prize went to Tran Nguyen Minh Thu from University of Social Sciences and Humanities at Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City. In her writing, she said, “In high school, I saw some friends were getting into arguments over minor things and couldn’t find a solution to get along again. The most important thing for reconciliation is a true heart.” The silver and bronze prizes went to Luong Vu Nguyet Ha from University of Social Sciences and Humanities at Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, and Tran Tung Ngoc from Ha Noi University of Sciences and Humanities, respectively. SKKU will confer scholarships to those students who received the awards.
SKKU holds Sungkyun Writing Contests every year in various regions such as China, Middle East, Europe, and Southeast Asia. The Vice President of the Office of International Affairs said, “We had received a lot of interest in the Sungkyun Writing Contest from students in Southeast Asia, so we doubled up the number of participants this year.”
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