SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a South Korean civic group, said Sunday it has launched a website in the Vietnamese language to offer accurate information about South Korea to Vietnamese students, who account for a large share of the exchange students in South Korea.
The website offers a basic overview of South Korea, including the language, demography and climate. It also talks about the food, clothing, and housing traditions in the country, as well as the Korean Wave and tourism.
The website provides information on Korean history from first kingdom Gojoseon (B.C. 2333-B.C. 108) to the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), looking at historical figures including King Sejong, Adm. Yi Sun-sin and independence activist Kim Gu.
It also introduces artifacts that best represent each era of Korean history.
Statistics Korea said that Vietnamese students accounted for 37.8 percent of all exchange students in South Korea as of 2020.
As of July, there were 18,867 Vietnamese nationals residing in South Korea, which is the highest number among all Asians in the country.
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