Our student assistant Aviaja Kristensen will this summer attend the Korea Arctic Academy, which is being held in Busan, South Korea.

UArctic and Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) are the organizers of this year’s Korea Arctic Academy, which is the 4th edition in the series. The program will include 20 students from UArctic’s member institutions in arctic states, which will participate in a 10-day study program in July 5-14, together with students from Korean universities.

Aviaja states: “I am really happy that this summer offers a trip to Busan in South Korea, as I have been invited to participate in this year’s Korea Arctic Academy. There will be lectures and seminars about the Arctic, and we will be on excursions to organizations that either is working with the arctic, or conducting arctic relevant research. There are 19 other students from arctic universities as well as 20 Korean students participating. It will be exciting to get going, and get a broader knowledge about the Arctic. “

As a part of the participation, Aviaja must give a presentation for the other students on the journey. She has chosen in her presentation, among other things, to talk about how it is to be a student in Denmark, when coming from an arctic country, as well as the challenges that may arise in an arctic context in a number of areas such as infrastructure, education and health.

You can read more about the program on Uarctic’s website here: Read more about Korea Arctic Academy.