S Korean students in awe of local people, cultureArchive
LAHORE: A group of South Korean students on Friday completed their six-month Urdu language and literature course from the Government College University (GCU).
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah conferred the certificates on the group of five foreign students, including Kim You Jin, Hangeul, Ryu, Song Eun Hee, Lee Haeun and Jung Yo Han.
The Korean students speaking on the occasion said their six-month stay at GCU was the most memorable and cherished period of their lives. They said they had become fond of Pakistani culture and people who were different from the perceptions abroad.
The students called Pakistan a lucky country, saying it had the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world especially in the hilly areas.
Girls who were part of the group said besides Urdu they also learned how to cook biryani, which was an amazing part of their visit.
Kim You Jin, a female student, said Urdu was a difficult language to learn and their teachers, especially Dr Khalid Sanjrani, had to work really hard on them. However, she said, Pakistani music and communication with friends on campus helped them learn the language.
VC Shah said: “It is really encouraging that foreign students are now coming to Pakistani universities for studies.”
He said they provided every possible support and facility to Koreans students.
Published in Dawn, May 14th, 2016