The University of the Philippines Arirang will be opening a special exhibit on Jan. 24 at the UP Faculty Center Gallery 2. This exhibit will run until Jan. 27. It will highlight “5 years of Active Cultural Exchange” so those interested in Korean culture can find out more about Korea and the organization through it.
The UP Arirang was actually created in July 16, 2006 as a result of the growing Korean population in UP and the increasing interest of Filipino students in Korean culture. Through the joint efforts of Xandi Eleazar, Inero Ancho, Kim Seung-Su, Lee Hwa-Young, and Moon Sun-Hee, the organization was created to help Korean students adapt to the uniqueness of the Philippines and to encourage Filipino students who desired to know more about Korean culture. The organization was named after “Arirang”, a popular Korean folk song.
Thanks to Korea Beyond KPOP for the photo.