Every year, we run a 4 weeks long Junior Summer Program here at Lexis Korea. Our Junior Summer Program have been developed to provide more opportunities for teens to immerse themselves in learning the Korean language, while experiencing a unique culture and different lifestyle.
With a cutting-edge curriculum, the security and comfort of full government accreditation and carefully selected homestay families; we can ensure a level of care and support that our junior students require, along with a genuine life-changing experience.
We also schedule various activities after classes on a daily basis. Check out what we got up to on the very first week:
Day 1 – Gangnam Tour
On their first day, students are taken on a half day tour around Gangnam which is bustling with shops, restaurants, game arcades and markets. We figured this short tour is the best way to introduce our students to the much hyped about Gangnam area and also to help ease our students and familiarize themselves to the area surrounding the school.
One of the stops that was a key highlight for our K-Pop and K-Drama fanatic students was the Kyobo Bookstore. There are no surprises why they were fascinated with the CD corner most.
Day 2 – Express Bus Terminal
The following day, we went to the Express Bus Terminal Underground Shopping Center, also known to many as Go-To Mall. It is one of the best places to head to if you’re up for a shopping spree. They have approximately 600 stores with a different variation of items on sale; from inexpensive clothing to shoes, blankets, furnitures, lighting, homeware and even decor items.
The underground shopping arcade is also connected to Shinsegae, a luxury department store as well as Famille Station which is comprised of three floors of restaurants, cafes and beauty salon.
Day 3 – Hongdae
On the third day, we visited Hongdae (short for Hongik University) area which is well known for its creative and artistic spirit, as well as urban street arts and performers. There are also many local designer specialty shops in Hongdae that offer a unique and eccentric shopping experience. It was a scorching hot afternoon, so our students stayed shaded under the umbrella as we strolled around.
Day 4 – Myeongdong including Hello Kitty Cafe
Next up on the schedule is a trip to Seoul’s shopping haven – Myeongdong. As many of you already know, Myeongdong has become known for the quality of cosmetics shopping and latest clothing fashion, especially amongst tourists. Even if you’re not a shopper, it’s hard not to enjoy the bustling crowd in Myeongdong. Our students browsed around, bought a few items and had a delicious meal there.
Of course, we could not miss the neighborhood’s biggest attraction – the Hello Kitty Cafe. If you’d like to immerse yourself in all the pink cuteness that is Hello Kitty like our students did, you should not miss this place! They were all squealing in excitement and were all smiles. 🙂
Day 5 – Korean Calligraphy Workshop
We wrapped up the week with a Korean Calligraphy workshop to introduce them to Korean’s culture in a fun way. We’re proud of their creative artwork – we reckon they did an amazing work! Looks great especially for first timers, don’t you agree?
And that wraps up the first week of our Lexis Junior Summer Program! Stay tuned and watch this page to see what other fun activities we get up to next week. 🙂