2003 Universiade in Daegu
08/21/2003 - 08/31/2003
Daegu, the time-honored educational and historical city,
will host the Summer Universiade from August 21 to 31, 2003.
Sponsored by the International University Sports Federation (FISU),
students from all over the world will compete in this biennial
sporting event. Since the Universiade began in 1959 in Turin,
Italy, the event continues to be a premier university sporting
This Universiade will be hosted by Daegu city. It is located in
the southeastern part of the Korean Peninsula and is famous for
its textile industry and apple produce. In the past, the booming
textile industry in Daegu destroyed the local environment.
However, it is now widely recognized as a clean and green city,
with environmentally conscious programs such as tree-planting
and conservation initiatives. With the hosting of the
Universiade, Daegu has aspirations of becoming an
environmentally friendly city with established hi-tech
The theme and spirit for this Universiade is summarized in an
acronym of DAEGU (Dream, Advance, Equalize, Green and Unite).
The mascot for the games named "Dreami" embodies the theme of
the Daegu Universiade with the rainbow colours symbolizing
aspirations for a clean environment for the youth. For eleven
days, the Daegu Universiade will promote the "Dream for Unity"
transcending all barriers or differences. The Summer Universiade
consists of 10 compulsory sports and up to three optional
sports. The ten Compulsory Sports are Athletics, Basketball,
Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Swimming, Diving, Waterpolo,
Tennis, Volleyball; optional sports are Taekwondo, Judo and
Archery. As well as these sports games, visitors can enjoy a
variety of cultural events around Daegu during the Universiade.
Exhibition of Works Made by Holders of Important Intangible
Cultural Property Functions, Flag Festival, Universiade Folk
Customs and Aerobics Festival, Celebrative Fireworks, Daegu
International Fashion Festival in Celebration of Summer
Universiade 2003, Cultural Performances at Duryu Park,
University Students' Club Festival, Performances by Korea's
Major Performing Groupsl, Cultural Events for the FISU Members
October 21, 2003-October 31, 2003 (11
11,000 executives and athletes from 170
504 Daeheung-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu
Korea Travel Phone 1330 and +82-2-982-2626
Abroad -> Daegu
From Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao and Osaka: Take a direct flight.
From other cities: Transfer at Incheon International Airport.
Seoul -> Daegu
Air: 19 flights per day / 55 minutes flight time / Korean
Air +82-2-984-0111 & Asiana Airlines
Train: Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Line No.1 or 4) ->
Saemaeulho Train / 06:15 -11:30 / 28 trains per day / 30 minute
Express Bus: Gangnam Express Bus Terminal (Seoul Subway
Line No.3) -> Daegu
06:00 -20:30 / 10-20 minute intervals
Korean Spirit 2003
- 06/25/2003 - 08/17/2003
Address : Seoul, Gyeongju, Seorak, Jeolla-do province and etc.
The "Korean Spirit 2003" is designed for overseas children to
experience Korean history, custom, language and culture. This is
the sixth year of the Korean spirit program and this year there
will be four sessions from June 25th though August 17th. Each
session will be 11 days in length. The program consists of
learning traditional Korean culture through visiting local city
areas and being immersed in Korean language and history. The
program is taught by Korean Language Society, which has the
finest instructors. This program is especially for students who
have visited Korea before and want to participate in a choice
among historic Korean places, learning traditional Korean
culture, or basic Korean language courses. Parents can look at
the children's activities at
We are pleased to introduce this program to second generation
Korean-Americans who want to learn traditional Korean culture
and language. We hope to have many participants in this unique
Period: June 25 to Aug 17,2003
to July 6, 2003
to July 20, 2003
to August 3, 2003
6 - August 17, 2003
3F, Yangjae Bldg. 261, Yangjae-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-130,
TEL: +82-2-574-5550/8612-4 FAX:
Accommodations: Youth training center, Kolon Hotel (1st
Seoul -> Youth training center -> Gyeongju / Seorak / Jeolla-do
The Hi Seoul Quarter Marathon for Foreigners
05/25/2003 - 05/25/2003
Address : Seoul,
Gwanghwamun Station (Subway Line 5, Exit 5)
The municipal authority of Seoul and the Korea Herald will
jointly organize the first "Hi Seoul Quarter Marathon for
Foreigners" under the theme of "We are Seoulites" on May 25,
The aim of this marathon is to improve the relationship between
Seoul citizens and foreigners living in the city, to enhance the
image of Seoul as an open city, and to organize an event in
which foreign countries can be part of. About 5,000
foreigners are expected to participate in the event, which
starts at Gwanghwamun.
The Hi Seoul Quarter Marathon for Foreigners, the first of its
kind in Korea, is intended to deliver a massage of world peace,
to promote Seoul as a leading city in sports event
internationally, as well as to bring together expatriates
residing in Seoul.
Date: May 25, 2003 (Sunday, 09:00~ )
Meeting PointMeeting Point: Three-way junction in front
of Donga Ilbo building
Route: Gwanghwamun ↔ Cheonggyecheon(stream)
Courses: 5km or 10km
- Expatriates residing in Seoul (up to 3,500 are accepted on a
- Koreans related to foreign participants, for example, their
family members, co-workers, community members, etc. (up to
- Period: March 24 ~ April 24, 2003
- How to Apply: Homepage (http://www.himarathon.co.kr/en/member/member_agree.asp)
Participation Fee: 20,000 won
Supply Items: Number card, medal, guideline book,
souvenirs (T-shirt, cap, etc.)
Awards: First to sixth place prize for both male and
female categories (A trophy and a certificate will be granted
for each winner); group prize
Organizers: Seoul City Hall, Korea Herald-Naeway Economic
Seoul Subway Line 5, Gwanghwamun Station, Exit 5 or Seoul Subway
Line 1 or 2, City Hall Station, Exit 4.
World Human Network Community Festival
06/23/2003 - 06/28/2003
Address : Seoul,
Since the success of the first WHNC festival in 2000, the World
Human Network Community has built up a large home-stay network
in Korea, through which hosts and guests share knowledge,
culture and heart.
The WHNC is now preparing for the 2nd World Human Network
Community Festival, in June 2003, and invites people from around
the world to visit the homes of Korean host families especially
during this period. The purpose of the festival is to promote
and provide a hopeful vision for world peace-the year 2003
happens to be the 50th anniversary of the Korean War cease-fire
Hosts and guests are urged to experience fascinating cultural
attractions together. The opening ceremony is on the second day
of the festival, June 24, and the next day WHNC volunteers will
serve as guides to the Demilitarized Zone between North and
South Korea, where all are invited to pray together for world
peace and the reunification of Korea. That evening, participants
will open a multi-cultural flea market, introduce themselves to
each other and exchange culture and souvenirs. On June 27 there
will be a closing ceremony and a donation party. Beyond the
festival events, hosts and guests are encouraged to map out
activities on their own. The festival doesn't require an
entrance fee, but guests are asked to make a donation and to
prepare an appreciation gift from their home countries for their
Duration: June 23 to June 28 (7 days)
Location: Seoul , DMZ area of east coast
Inquires: World human Network Community Center, Seoul.
Tel: 82-2-2205-3333, Fax: 82-2-2205-2600
Accommodation: All designated WHNC Korean host family’s
Tourism information: Korea National Tourism Organization
Directions: All guests will be picked up by their Korean
host families at the airport and escorted by WHNC during the
SIFE 2003 (Seoul International Food Expo 2003)
05/14/2003 - 05/18/2003
Address : Indian
Hall, COEX, Samsung-dong, Gangnam-gu,Seoul
Taste the world!
Taste the differences!
A nation’s culinary culture serves an index of its cultural
level. Introducing delicacies from around the globe, the Seoul
Worldwide Food Expo 2003 will help internationalize Korean
culture through the culinary exchange and present a new vision
for the food and tourist industries. The Expo will present a
universe of flavor and a plethora of cultural events and
The World and Korea Pavilions, respectively, will present
seasonal cuisine from around the world, and feature live
demonstrations of traditional Korean food preparation. Visitors
can taste and enjoy one of the most varied and pleasing culinary
experiences imaginable. Some 200 food companies will also be
presenting their products.
Representative chefs of several nations, and other skilled
professional as well as amateur chefs, will participate in
group, individual and student competitions. Visitors may enjoy
live demonstrations in the art of cooking.
Cooking classes, special-recipe demonstrations, and various
other events and games will provide enjoyment and a valuable
educational experience. To contribute to the festive mood there
will be percussion performances, how-to-make cocktail
demonstration, fashion show, folk music and folk drama from
various countries, and musical concerts. A scrumptious spread of
local and international delights awaits, featuring fabulously
beautiful dishes and yummy concoctions.
Period: May 14 (Wed.) -18 (Sun.)
Sponsors: Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Korea Cooks
Korea Travel Association of Traditional Food
Place: Indian Hall, COEX.
Web Site: http://www.food-expo.or.kr
Information: TEL. 733-6238/ FAX. 722-6366/E-Mail.
Exit 5 of Samsung Station, Seoul Subway Line 2. walk about 5
minutes into Indian Hall,COEX.
Hi Seoul Festival
05/24/2003 - 05/25/2003
Address : Around
the Seoul City Hall Plaza, Gwanghwamun Gate
Hi Seoul Festival will be held on May 24 and the May 25 around
Gwanghwamun Gate and City Hall Plaza. Seoul citizens as well as
foreigners will enjoy this festival together under the slogan of
“Open Your Seoul.” It will offer a variety of exciting
programs-performances and concerts, a marathon, food festival,
parades, and more. Some of the main events are Concert of Youth,
Variety Performance, and Parade for Citizens. Concert of youth,
which is techno, hip-hop, and rock concerts, will be held for
the youth at the City Hall Plaza on May 24. The Variety
Performance presents music, dance and video that are inspired by
the images of Seoul on May 25. Seoul’s Grand Annual Jongmyo
Daeje Royal Ancestral rite has been incorporated into the
festival. There will also be the Korean Traditional Music
Festival, a giant flea market for open barter, and lotus-lantern
making. A thousand visitors from twenty five countries will put
on exotic folk and special-skill performances, and a world food
festival. Information centers in front of Seoul City Hall,
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts and Korea First Bank at
Jonggak will provide drinking water and volunteer interpreters
and brochures in English, Japanese, and Chinese.
14:00-24:00, May 24 and 09:00-22:30, May 25
Venue: Around the Seoul City Hall Plaza, Gwanghwamun
Gate, Cheonggyecheon, and Deoksugung Palace.
May 24 at the City Hall Plaza
May 24 at the City Hall Plaza
May 25 at the City Hall Plaza
25 from Dongdaemun stadium to Dongdaemun Gate to Jongno
to Gwanghwamun Gate to the City Hall to Namdaemun Gate
May 25 at Open Square
Lotus Lantern Making
May 24 and 25 on the street between the Koreana Hotel and
Seoul Metropolitan Council.
May 24 and 16:00-18:00, May 25 at the plaza in front of
Seoul Museum of History
Market of Hope
10:00, May 24 and 25 on the street in front of Deoksugung
Information: Tel. +82-2-1330 (English, Japanese, and
(English and Japanese)
- Seoul City Hall: Exit 5 from City Hall station on Seoul Subway
Line 1 and 2.
- Gwanghwamun Gate: Gwanghwamun station on Seoul Subway Line 5.
- Deoksugung Palace: a 3-minute walk from City Hall station on
Seoul Subway Line 1 and 2.
- Seoul Museum of History: a 15-minute walk from exit 7 of the
Gwanghwamun station of the Seoul Subway Line 5
- Open Square: a 150-m walk from the Gwanghwamun stationon of
the Seoul Subway Line 5 to Gyobo Building
- The Koreana Hotel and The Seoul Metropolitan Council: a
5-minute walk from exit 6, Gwanghwamun station on Seoul Subway
PiFan, the 7th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival
- 07/10/2003 - 07/19/2003
Address : Puchon,
To the joy of movie fanatics, PiFan, the Puchon
International Fantastic Film Festival, is celebrating its 7th
birthday this year, from July 10 to 19.
With romance, fantasy, and adventure as the main themes, this
year PiFan features 190 special films from 35 countries, each
Special programs include the “Allure and Passion of Bollywood,"
"Guy Maddin Special" and "The Golden Age of Hong Kong Films: A
Shaw Brothers Retrospective," in which fans of martial arts
movies can reminisce about Hong Kong's golden era. The "Fukasaku
Ginji Memorial Program" will also be presented.
Bollywood is India’s film industry, which generates more movies
each year than does Hollywood, with a more artistic, creative
flair. The "Allure and Passion of Bollywood" introduces some
great films full of dance and music from some truly creative
July 10 – 19, 2003
Venue: Puchon, Gyeonggi-do-Puchon Civic Center, Puchon
City Hall, Boksagol Cultural Center, Sosa-gu Office, and
Inquiries: Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival
Office (Tel. +82-32-345-6313)
Tourist Information: Tel. +82-31-1330 (English/ Japanese/
- General admission 5,000 won
- First showing, last showing ticket or nighttime ticket
- Korean masterpiece short film and outside screen movie for
To Puchon Civic
Center- Take the Bukbuyeok exit at Songnae station off the Seoul
subway line 1. Then take a 10-minute ride on a shuttle bus to
the Civic Center.
To Puchon City Hall- Take the Bukbuyeok exit at Songnae station
off the Seoul subway line 1. Then take a 10-minute ride on a
shuttle bus to the City Hall.
To Boksagol Cultural Center- Take #2 exit at Songnae station off
the Seoul subway line 1. Then walk about ten minutes.
To Sosa-gu Office- Take the Bukbuyeok exit at Songnae station
off the Seoul subway line 1. Then take a 15-minute ride on a
shuttle bus to the Sosa-gu Office.
To Cine-all theater- Take #2 exit at Songnae station off the
Seoul subway line 1. Then walk about five minutes.