Military spouses get a taste of Korean tradition
December 17, 2012
SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA -- Sungshin Women's University allowed Servicemembers, Families, and Civilians the opportunity to attend a Korean cooking class and learn a little about Korean traditions.
"I think it is wonderful that I get to share this Korean cooking experience with everyone," said Teresa Zyung, representative of United States and Europe Exchange programs with the Office of International Affairs for the Sungshin Women's University. "This is definitely a great program to show these women how to cook and prepare a Korean dish for their family and friends."
This program is an eight-week course that is provided twice-a-year, which is held once in the spring and fall.
"I recommend this class to everyone new to Korea," said Stacey Nyers, Family Readiness Group leader for United States Forces Korea. "You can learn so much about the Korean traditions and culture throughout this program."
During this class, the participants not only got an overview of Korean tradition cooking, but they got to wear Korean traditional dresses, learn some of Korean culture, and also learned how to make and serve tea.
"I love being able to provide a great learning experience for anyone who want to come out and learn a little bit about the Korean tradition," said Professor Kyung Hee Kim, lead instructor of the Korean Cooking Class. "There is nothing like providing knowledge to a group of people that want to learn something different to share with their family and friends."
At the end of the class, each cooking student was given a certificate and a small gift as a token of appreciation for attending the course.
"This was definitely a great way to bring the Yongsan Community spouses together to build great camaraderie and enhance our readiness of the Korean culture," Nyers said.