By upao - Posted on 18 September 2013

The CCA-Highland Cultural Dance Troupe or Kontad performing an Abra festival dance during the welcome dinner and program for 20 new ILC students on September 4, 2013 at the RSDC Cafeteria.

The BSU-International Language Center formally welcomed another batch of students last September 4, 2013 through a dinner with a short program at the RSDC Cafeteria.

Twenty students from the Sungkonghoe University of South Korea will be staying with the center for a year for the Special Program for English Language and Literature (SPELL).

Representing the University President, Ben D. Ladilad, Dr. Araceli G. Ladilad thanked the officials and students for choosing BSU to enhance their speaking abilities in particular. She hoped that their one-year in the University will not only provide them with English language and Literature lessons but also opportunities to make friends and enjoy the culture and values of our people specially the students. She further informed them that several activities are on-going around the University to improve services and amenities.

“We may not have all the amenities you have in your country but we hope that the warmth of our people will compensate for that,” added CAS Dean, Dr. Aurea Marie M. Sandoval.

Dr. Kwon Yong Hyun of Sungkonghoe University expressed his appreciation to the University’s commitment and enthusiasm to help his students.

“After this special program, I’m sure these students will become different persons. I’m sure this program will be successful,” he said.

The Korean students were exposed to Cordillera culture through the meaningful dances performed by the CCA-Highland Cultural Dance Troupe or Kontad.//JST