Monday, August 20, 2018

When was your funniest moment in your life? [Season 1: Funniest Moments - Ep2: Hojung]


"One day, someone ordered fried chicken to my hagwon. My teacher asked the delivery man who ordered the chicken, and he said "brain" ordered it. We had no idea what he meant, until we later found out Brian ordered it.



Hojung Lee(Junior) from Seoul Scholars International








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Saturday, August 11, 2018

When was your funniest moment in your life? [Season 1: Funniest Moments - Ep1: Eun Sae]


“It all started in a hot summer of 2017, when I first traveled to Okinawa for summer vacation. To make my vacation meaningful, I sought to do something active and adventurous, and I decided to try “skin-scuba diving” for the first time in my life. After having this amazing experience, I was totally captivated with the beauty that only skin-scuba diving possesses, which even led me to certificate
skin-scuba license this year.
If we imagine ourselves in space, probably, the most magnificent thing that we could do will be roaming freely regardless of the inertia, which I think it is very similar with skin-scuba diving. I can roam the whole ocean wherever and however I want, simultaneously enjoying the beautiful scenery. Sea is like an existing galaxy in Earth!
What is more, underwater creatures couldn’t be more beautiful. As I cannot see those amazing animals in daily lives, solely watching them made me feel secure and peaceful.
I hope everyone try skin-scuba diving once in their lives and share the
gratefulness of skin-scuba diving with me.”



Eun Sae Jung (Sophomore) from Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies










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Friday, August 10, 2018

WWS 10,000 views Announcement and 2018-2019 Team Announcement


WWS 10,000 views Announcement and 2018-2019 Team Announcement

Hi Worldwide Student Social Family,


Congratulations to you all for our blog reaching over 10,000 views this month!
There is no doubt on our part about the great effort and dedication that each of you have put in Worldwide Student Social. All your hard work is always acknowledged and appreciated.


Now for the 2018-2019 term, we announce your official executive team.


2018-2019 WWS Executive Team


Chief Director - Sean Min
Planning Director For the First half of the term : Hanna Hwang (July - December)
Planning Director For the Second half of the term : James Kim (January - June)


Chapter 1 : WWS Advice Column Contributors


Founder / Executive Board : Jessica Choe (The University of Chicago)
Chief Advisor / Executive Board : Eunice Ro (The University of Texas at Austin)
Regular Contributor :  Joshua Choe (The University of Virginia)
Regular  Contributor :  Janice Choe (The University of Virginia)


Chapter 2 :  WWS Blog Personnel Coordinators


Fayston Preparatory Seoul:  Jongha Kim
Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies : Sae Young Jung
Seoul Scholars International : Hyunjoon Jo
Taejun Christian International School : Kevin Min
Youngdong High School : Justin Ro
Yeoksam Middle School : Soeun Choi
Northwood High School: Myra Tahir  


Chapter 3: Speech and Service
All members are free to partake


Sincerely,

Worldwide Student Social Executive Team



Sunday, July 15, 2018

How do you feel about going into college and starting fresh once more? Episode 130


"I am honestly nervous about what the environment around me will be like. I pray that I am surrounded by motivated, pure, wholehearted, and intellectual people. I also hope that I continue to work hard and persevere through everything it is that I do and remember to put faith in Him in all things. I feel that there is more angst and worry than there is excitement."




Christine Tai (Senior) of Northwood High School










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Saturday, July 7, 2018

After you finish your intensive program in a private educational institute, what are you planning to do during this vacation? Episode 129


"I might go to Jeju Island with my family. I’m excited to visit good restaurants, golf zones, and hotels. After that, I need to do my AP homework. I am taking AP Chemistry and AP Computer Science. I think I can finish the AP Chemistry homework, but AP Computer Science homework is a bit more difficult. If I'm done with my homework, I might chill with my friends and play games. In the last weekend, I might go to my friend's house and play again. We might go to karaoke and PC room. These are my plans. But the private educational institute mostly covers my vacation so I have free time only in the last two weeks."





Jun Yang (Freshman) of Seoul Scholars International
















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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Do you have your own Querencia? Episode 128


"Querencia is a Spanish word meaning a place where the bull in the bullring takes a breath before the last fight against the matador. This word has become a metaphor for a healing place for people exhausted by their busy, highly competitive, and stressful life. As newly coined phrases such as YOLO indicate, people have been increasingly aware of the importance of managing and reducing stress and relaxing both mind and body. Charging energy by doing hobbies or exercises is necessary for another move. Resting our soul is even more important than these activities. By nature, we human beings are afraid of being lonely, but we do need a private place where we can be free of disturbances. This is one of the reasons why Cafes are gaining increasing popularity. Cafes are the place where we can enjoy solitude without having a gloomy sense of isolation thanks to people around us. Querencia, however, does not necessarily have to be a place out there to visit. We can create our own. The house, for example, can be the best Querencia. Indeed, some people turn their home into a perfect Querencia by doing interior design, wall papering, or at times building their own house. Or, perhaps, Querencia does not have to be a brick and mortar place even; it could be located in your very mind. Where is your Querencia? How about creating one now? "


Eunsoo Shin (Freshman) of Yeoksam School






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Friday, June 15, 2018

How is your School Life? Episode 127



"Well, since it’s test week, I am currently studying for my finals, which is hard, but I’m able to cope with it. I have a decent grade, and since I want to major in engineering, I am currently studying for my AP tests. I like to do origami, play soccer, and study science, which is why as extracurricular activities I attend the school origami, soccer, and science club. I also play soccer as a goalkeeper for the school soccer team, which won the championship 3 months ago. My family and friend relationship is going pretty well, so I guess it is safe for me to say that my school life is awesome."



Jongha Kim (Freshman) of Fayston Preparatory Seoul















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Saturday, June 2, 2018

When do you feel you’re truly alive, and why? Episode 126


“I feel I’m truly alive when I’m talking to people, about people, and for people. I don’t mean to say that silence comes to me negatively, but I guess communicating with people helps me understand my life, who I am, and others as well. That adds on the aliveness to me. To link this to my activities, I like to film people, which also could be done without conversation. However, I like people to talk through films and express themselves and their own identity. I personally think that being able to define your identity is part of choosing your pathway and your journey of life. Hence, actively engaging in conversations and talking to find your identity add on to the activeness or aliveness for me.”

Seeha Park (Senior) of Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies










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Saturday, May 26, 2018

What's the ultimate dream after finishing your undergraduate studies? Episode 125


"My ultimate dream after finishing my undergraduate studies is to attend medical school and hopefully become a licensed physician. After doing so, I would love to be able to specialize in ophthalmology during my residency and hopefully receive fellowship opportunities in my field of ophthalmology. I believe the ability to see is essential to living a fulfilled life and becoming an ophthalmologist would enable me to take those skills to developing countries and help the less fortunate in seeing. Having terrible eyesight myself, I know the struggles of not being able to see. However, in developing nations, the inability to see combined with high levels of poverty creates a dangerous environment for those living in those conditions."



Nicole Lai (Senior) of Northwood High School










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