[Event] Korea Study Abroad Expo 2014 Opening Ceremony, Philippines

As a WOW Korea Supporter appointed by the Korea Tourism Organization Manila Office, I was able to attend as they reserved slots for us at the opening ceremony of the first Korea Study Abroad Expo 2014 last August 27, 2014 at the UPAA Ang Bahay Ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City with the event hosted by Ms. Kring Elenzano.

The two-day event was organized by The Republic of Korea Ministry of Education, National Institute for International Education, and Korea Tourism Organization Manila Office in cooperation with the University of the Philippines.


South Korean Ambassador H.E. Hyuk Lee led the ribbon-cutting for the first Korea Study Abroad Expo 2014 together with Korean officials, corporate and education heads.

In one of the speeches: “There is no better way of learning Korea than being in Korea.”

Welcoming globalization, Korean universities are actively inviting foreign students to expand their international cooperation and exchange, and improve their international competitiveness. Accordingly, the Ministry of Education formed the Study Korea 2020 Project under which it set the target of attracting 200,000 foreign students by 2020. In order to realize this objective, the ministry is promoting projects for expanding government scholarships, improving studying and living conditions for foreign students, and so on.

Set your goals and realize your dreams, Study in Korea. For more information on various Global Korea Scholarship programs, checkout the Study in Korea website. Take your chance!


Korean Universities that participated (clockwise) were:Β  Korea University, Songang University, Sejong University, The State University of New York, Korea, Korea University of Media Arts, Wonkwang Health Science University, Gyeongnam Provincial Geochang College


(Clockwise) Seokyeong University, Changwon National University, Dongguk University, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and Soongsil University.


Korea Tourism Organization Manila Office and Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines booths.


KPOP band, BIGBANG, the ambassador for the new brand tourism slogan, IMAGINE YOUR KOREA.


Giveaways from Korea Tourism Organization, sponsors, and Study In Korea.


KakaoTalk was one of the sponsors and they called me the next day that I won a stuff toy, but unfortunately I couldn’t claim it the next day so it was forfeited. 😦 I wanted this for a long time. Hoping for my luck again next time!

Thank you KTO Manila for the invite! Looking forward for more events. You can follow the Korea Tourism Organization Manila Office Facebook page, Twitter, and KakaoTalk (@ktomanila) and Visit Korea’s website for more details and updates on Korea tourism, culture, travel, events, and promos.


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