Hang Out With Us!
Students Global Ambassador Club, How.U
A brief introduction
HOW.U is short for ‘Hang Out with Us’. We are organized for the purpose of supporting International students and sharing a variety of activities and events for Korean and international students. Our club was established in 2016 and is currently under the umbrella of the UOU Office of International Affairs and Education.
How.U mainly meets in the Global Lounge of the International Building. We often hold big events in the conference room on the first floor or go out to a variety of different locations.
Our club operates on a semester basis, and the members may change every semester.
- 01 We host various programs and events(parties) for international students to make it easier for them to get accustomed to both Korean and Ulsan life, and to interact with Korean students.
- 02 By planning and carrying out on-campus global programs, Korean students also can have chances to socialize with international students and get exposed to different cultures without having to go abroad.
We are currently planning programs to offer information about the student exchange program and overseas employment opportunities for Korean students.
Every time a new semester begins, we hold a welcoming party for new international students. It is a kind of school orientation for international students. Through this event, our club offers a brief introduction to the UOU, and How.U, and it provides useful information to help international students adapt to Korea.
Our additional large-scale events are the Halloween Party in October and the Christmas party in December. During the semester, we often go on a picnic to the Yeongnam Alps and go Spring excursions“ together.
Language proficiency is not a major factor in joining the club. We welcome all students at different levels, and most of the members have a basic conversation skill in English. The ‘translator’ members can communicate in English with international students without major difficulty.
HOW.U has rescheduled activities due to COVID-19.
n the past, we used to host events and meetings that both international students and Korean students could participate in. Unfortunately, due to the unexpected outbreak of COVID-19, many activities have gone online.
In order to observe preventive measures against COVID-19, we currently use social media and offer live video streaming on Instagram for major events. We also have installed exclusive special photo zones for students.
Schedule for recruiting new members and requirements
The club operates on a semester basis and accepts applications for new members before the semester starts. We recruit members twice a year. The spring semester recruitment runs from the end of January to the beginning of February, and the fall semester recruitment runs from July to August. We welcome all international and Korean students who are interested in HOW.U and its objectives, regardless of a student's school year, gender, or language fluency.
HOW.U is striving to support international students. We look forward to hanging out with you and having a friendship. If you would like to know more about HOW.U, please contact UOU International Affairs and Education team (052-220-5957) or visit our Instagram Account (howu_uou).