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About Yong Joon Park

Dr. Yong Joon Park is an assistant professor in the Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education at Indiana State University and will use his fellowship year to develop education programming around North Korea.

The Sinking of Sewol Sparks Terre Haute in Korean Community Engagement in the U.S.A.




On April 16, 2014, the South Korean ferry, Sewol, sank in the sea near Jindo County in South Korea. Many high school students drowned because of design flaws and from following wrong instructions from crew members for escaping the ship. South Koreans in and out of the country were devastated and angry about the news. In Terre Haute, Indiana, the South Korean families that lived

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International Students’ Alternative Thanksgiving Break: 2014 East Asian Program for seniors




Initiation of 2014 East Asian Program for Seniors One day, student representatives of the Korean Student Association (KOSA) at Indiana State University talked to me about community service near Indiana State University during 2014 Thanksgiving Break. At that time, Terre Haute Korean community representatives and I thought about a special event for a senior housing complex, Sycamore Manor, located in Terre Haute. I obtained

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