Foreign students from Asia-Pacific enjoys trip to Daegu!
Daegu tour for over 40 students from 10 countries until August 6 (Tues)
Foreign students enjoy every corner of Daegu’s charm
The Korean Culture and Language Immersion Program is part of a program for fostering tourism personnel, sponsored by the Tourism Promotion Organization for Asia Pacific Cities (TPO). It aims to help young foreigners grow into a global tourism professionals by gaining a broad understanding of the Korean language, culture, and lifestyle in relation to tourism. For this year, over 40 students from 31 cities in 10 countries, including Russia, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia, were invited to visit unique tourist attractions in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do.
The participants will visit major tourist attractions in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do until August 6 and create and present video contents of their experience. As they will also be promoting and posting their experience via social media, the program is expected to create promotional effects for Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do.
The list of tourist attractions that have been specially selected for the 2020 Daegu Gyeongbuk Tourism Year mainly include areas in Jung-gu and Dong-gu, Daegu, that show the modern lifestyle and cultural values of the people of Daegu. The program also included experiential Daegu Gyeongbuk tourism courses, where participants can experience traditional Korean culture by trying on hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) and learning about what it was like to be a seonbi (traditional Korean scholar).
The program selected the tourist attractions in Daegu based on foreign students’ preference. On the first day of the program (August 4), participants will ride cable cars, learn about safety in Korea, try making fried chicken, and ride duck boats. On the second day (August 5), the program consist of making cosmetics, visiting Kim Kwang Seok Street to see the murals, walking through the alleys of early modern Korea, making silver rings, learning to dance to K-Pop, going shopping, and enjoying the night view of the E-World 83 Tower. And on the third day (August 6), participants will experience Korean jjimjilbang and spas.
At the end of the program, the participants will complete a survey to measure their preferences of the different tours in the program and their general satisfaction of the program. The results will be used for tourism marketing and for developing customized tourism products for foreign individual tourists in the future.