Student wins top award in Korean language contest
Alejandro Garcia ’14, a physics major in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently won first prize at the 2014 Toronto Korean Speech and Quiz Contest, a nationwide contest hosted by the Korea Tourism Organization, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto and the Centre for the Study of Korea at the University of Toronto.
Garcia is currently taking Korea 3302, high-intermediate Korean II, with lecturer Kyeong-min Park. Garcia received a certificate, a television and a scholarship to take part in a summer Korean language program at Kyung Hee University. His essay and speech focused on how learning a language and experiencing a different culture is truly enriching his life.
Garcia, originally from Colombia, has been studying Korean language for three years at Cornell and he is also an active member of Shimtah, the university’s Korean Traditional Percussion Group.