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Korean students visit Marianas Variety

FIFTY-ONE Korean students are on island for a month-long English class. On Tuesday, they visited the Marianas Variety office in Garapan to learn about newspaper production.

Bochyul Kim of Sasamo USA Corp., which facilitates the educational program, said the students are in second to eighth grades.

Marianas Variety publisher Laila Y. Boyer, right, explains the printing process to the visiting Korean students.Marianas Variety publisher Laila Y. Boyer, right, explains the printing process to the visiting Korean students.

While here, they are attending short-term English classes at Northern Marianas International School, William S. Reyes Elementary School and Hopwood Junior High School.

Kim said the students are accompanied by eight teachers. “They come from different schools in South Korea,” he said, adding that the students enjoy their classes and their visits to the various historical and tourist sites on island.

Korean student coordinator Bochyul Kim, left, and students listen as Marianas Variety publisher Laila Y. Boyer talks about the history of the island’s oldest newspaper.Korean student coordinator Bochyul Kim, left, and students listen as Marianas Variety publisher Laila Y. Boyer talks about the history of the island’s oldest newspaper.

The students will meet with Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang next week.

At the Marianas Variety building, publisher Laila Y. Boyer brought the students to the different departments, including the newsroom, sales, arts and design as well as production.

The visiting Korean students with their teacher and program coordinator hold a banner while posing for a  photo in the second floor lobby of Marianas Variety.  Photos by Junhan B. TodiñoThe visiting Korean students with their teacher and program coordinator hold a banner while posing for a photo in the second floor lobby of Marianas Variety. Photos by Junhan B. Todiño

She also spoke about the history of the newspaper and the important role newspapers play in the community.

Kim said every six months, a different group of Korean students arrive on Saipan to enroll in short-term English classes.