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College sophomores create fun freshman events online
Updated: 2021-02-19 14:04:42 KST
Second year university students who missed out on the campus experience last year are taking it upon themselves to make sure this year's college freshmen have a better time.

"I didn't get to enjoy my freshman year and I didn't want those in the year below to have that same experience. So I tried to organize fun freshman events online like all-nighters, boardgame meetings, or even mint chocolate lovers meetings."

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies is running its online orientation for three weeks.

"Each major will be divided into teams and each team will be given a daily mission. If they complete the mission, we give out virtual coins which they can use to buy school gear or coupons."

The event kicked off with mandatory sexual harassment awareness education.
Freshmen students also had the chance to ask questions to second-year students about the upcoming school year.
At first glance, the online alternative seems to fall short of actual face-to-face events.
But video conferencing can offer some things that offline meetings can't.

"There are a lot of people like me who come from regions far from the capital. So if there's an online freshman event, it's much easier for us to participate."

Students also came up with games that take advantage of video conferencing's unique features.
Like this drawing game using Zoom's digital whiteboard.
Here, students each took a crack at drawing a particular topic, while one student had to guess what it was.

"Should I start?"
"Yes, start "
"OhWhat is that?"

These creative solutions are helping students make the most of the current situation so they can still enjoy university life.
Kim Yeon-seung, Arirang News
Reporter : winning@arirang.com