Rather than spend their summer working in the States, two business students from Northwest Nazarene University opted to spend their summer teaching in Korea. Justin Kellerer and Joshua Siverson, both residents of the Treasure Valley, are currently in Yangsan, South Korea.
NNU was privileged to have several exchange students from Korea Nazarene University (KNU) study here spring semester. It became a cross-cultural experience for all and the beginning of lasting friendships for many. “You could say that we are in Korea because of KNU. While the KNU students attended NNU, Justin and I, along with other students, really bonded [with them]. Justin and I decided that since we had no summer plans, we would go to Korea to see the KNU students.”
While in Korea, Kellerer and Siverson will be teaching English at a local church. The ages of their students ranges from 8 to 50. In their free time, they will be sight-seeing and have already visited Seoul and Pusan, which Siverson described as far different than the cities in the United States. They have also visited several friends from the KNU group, and plan to see the rest of the students before the summer is over.
To learn more about Kellerer and Siverson’s trip, visit their blog at http://joshandjustin.blogspot.com. To find out how you can become involved in the cross-cultural opportunities at Northwest Nazarene University, contact Hollie Lindner at HMLindner@NNU.edu.
Northwest Nazarene University, a Christian comprehensive university, offers over 60 areas of study, master’s degree programs in eleven disciplines, accelerated degree programs, concurrent credit for high school students, and a variety of continuing education credits. In addition to its 85-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, the University also offers programs online as well as in Boise, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, and in cooperation with programs in 10 countries. Founded in 1913, the university now serves over 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 10,000 continuing education students, and 1,900 high school students through the concurrent credit program.
Photo Caption: Left to right—Joshua Siverson, Jangmi Baik, Justin Kellerer and Hyesu Hawg at the Cheonggyecheon River in Seoul.