International Students Had A Visit To Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
On August 10, 2012, approximately 50 international students, who are studying in South Korea, had a special trip to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), one of the last remaining division lines between the communist block and liberal democracy, a legacy of the Cold War.
The group first visited the Third Infiltration Tunnel. It was discovered in 1978, dug unhder the DMZ by North Korea. The tunnel, only 52 km away from Seoul, aptly represents East-West Cold War tensions. In 2002, shuttle elevators and the DMZ screening room with sophisticated equipment were built in the tunnel, offering east access to various sites in the tunnel.
The group next visited Dorasan Station. It is located just 700 meters from the Military Demarcation Line of the civilian passage restricted area DMZ, it is the north-most station of the disconnected inter-Korean railroad in South Korea.
The third place the group visited was Imjingak. It is a place where the sorrow caused by the Korean War occurred in June 1950 and the conflict between the South and the North. It is said the sorrow of the dispersed family remains in Mangbaeddan. Approximately 3,800,000 Koreans and foreigners visitors visit Imjingak Resort every year as the Peace Tourist Spot.
The trip was sponsored by the National Health Insurance of South Korea. Before the trip the National Health Insurance Company had a 3 hour training course to the students about how to apply for health insurance in South Korea.
International students visit at the Third Infiltration Tunnel
International students visit at the Sky Park