International Students at KAIST are currently running the ‘KAIST ONE (Overseas Networking Exchange)’ program which promotes cultural exchange with other students.
The program started in 2007 at ICU and continues on as the ‘KAIST ONE’ event, after the school was integrated into KAIST. Students from over 40 different nationalities have participated in the program and an average of 150 students participates in each event.
The ‘KAIST ONE’ event is held every other Thursday at the KAIST international center from 7 to 9pm. Columbian and Saudi Arabian students hosted the event in October and November respectively and displayed their traditional culture and food. Students from Denmark, Uganda and Cameroon will host the event on November 15th, 19th and on December 6th respectively.
Since last year, the event has received great interest from many different embassies, with foreign ambassadors participating in the events.
Karim Charfi (Tunisia, Junior at the Department of Electrical Engineering), who planned the event, said that “KAIST ONE is a great opportunity to introduce foreign to other students” and that “it has become a unique event that can only be experienced at KAIST”.
Anyone can participate in the program, from KAIST students to outsiders.