International Relationship

Thew English Camp in South Korea

This year’s Thew English Camp included students from EFF and TSEP. 61 students and 3 teachers set off for South Korea. The trip was an excellent opportunity to use English in another country, whilst also experiencing the culture of another Asian Nation. For the lucky students who did go, it also gave them the opportunity to really taste Korean Pop culture!

- Arrived at Incheon International Airport, which is the largest airport in South Korea, the primary airport serving the Seoul National Capital Area, and one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. For seven years in a row (2005–2012), it was rated the best airport worldwide by Airports Council International. The airport has a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, ice skating rink, a casino, indoor gardens and a Museum of Korean Culture.

- Seoul Land and Lotte World is a major recreation complex in Seoul, South Korea. It consists of the world's largest indoor theme park (a Guinness World Record) which is open all year around, an outdoor amusement park called "Magic Island", an artificial island inside a lake linked by monorail, shopping malls, a luxury hotel, a Korean folk museum, sports facilities, and movie theaters. Opened on July 12, 1989, Lotte World receives over 8 million visitors each year and is considered, along with Tokyo Disney Resort, as one of the most world-class theme parks in Asia.

- NanTa Show, the musical, has a simple back story of three cooks attempting to finish preparing a wedding banquet within a strict time limit while the manager installs his incompetent nephew among the kitchen staff. The show involves acrobatics, magic tricks, comedy, pantomime and audience participation. The unifying element throughout the musical is the use of traditional Korean samul nori music, which in this case in performed with improvised instruments, such as cutting boards, water canisters and kitchen knives. The performance is almost completely non-verbal. The very few words which are spoken are mostly in English.

- Trick Eye Museum features a good collection of two and and three dimensional trick art that were especially designed for photographs. The lighting installations have also been optimized for the camera.

The museum has eight thematic exhibits, including historical, twists of familiar masterpieces, romantic, luxurious, domestic, traditional, style, and finally, a house of mirrors. The students had the opportunity to do a lot of interesting activities. They were able to walk through and enjoy all the Trick Eye Museum has to offer.

- Han River Cruise . Han River is a major river in South Korea and the fourth longest river on the Korean peninsula. Stretches through Seoul's city center and become one of the most popular attraction in Seoul. A boat cruise along Han River is one of the best ways to view Seoul's river front areas and enjoying the scenery that flows through Seoul with a cool wind from the river.