Vision Trip Gives Korean Students Insight into Trinity Culture
Throughout the year, Trinity welcomes students from nearby and around the country for campus visits.
At the end of July, Trinity greeted prospective college students from a bit further away than usual. Eight students from South Korea, accompanied by Dr. Sinai Chung, Trinity admissions representative, spent two weeks living on campus, attending classes, and taking in the best sites of Chicago.
The students, 7-9 graders and one incoming Trinity freshman, are members of Chung’s church Mok Yang Methodist Church in Yongin, South Korea. This was their first visit to the United States. Student Yeonji Choi will return to Trinity in the fall as a studio art major.
Chung said the three-fold purpose of the “vision trip” was to experience American culture in a Christian community, get a taste of college life in Chicagoland, and participate in worship in various area churches.
On campus, students attended classes taught by Trinity staff members that provided more formal introductions to American and campus culture. The trip also gave them an opportunity to practice their developing English speaking skills.
City and suburban churches, including Faith Church in Dyer, Indiana, and Fourth Presbyterian in Chicago, allowed time for worship and education.
Sightseeing in Chicago was a highlight. Students visited Millennium Park, Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum, and Navy Pier.