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French Interns



"Hello, my name is Meline, I am a 25 years old girl from France. I am majoring in English, Korean and International relations at La Rochelle University. I came to Korea as an exchange student few years ago and I wanted to have a working experience abroad thanks to Acopia."



"Hi ! My name is Viviane. I’m in my 2nd year of Bachelor at Emlyon Business School in Saint Etienne in France. I had to make an internship during this semester and i decided to come in Korea to join the Asia Hope Work Camp to gain an experience abroad."



"Hi ! my name is Yannis. I'mna French intern. I am taking a bachelor degree at EMLYON Business School. For my 4-years program, I had to do an internship for 4 months in a foreign country.




"My name is Manon and I’m currently in first master degree at ESCD 3A Lyon. During my studies I had to do an internship and the internship’s program of ACOPIA meets my expectations."



"My name is Karine Liao and I’m currently in 3rd year of a Bachelor Degree in IESEG School of Management in Paris. During my studies, I have to do an internship abroad."

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"I’ve been doing my internship at ACOPIA for a month now. During these 4 weeks, I mainly worked on the promotion of the events that ACOPIA organizes (Kpop camp, meetup, multicultural classes)"



"Asia Hope Camp Organization allowed me to broaden my horizons and discover new aspects of Korean culture through participation in a camp in the countryside."



"Why did I come to South Korea and why did I choose to do my internship in Asia Hope Camp Organization are maybe the questions that you will ask. I will explain it to you. First, let me introduce myself."


"My name is Mylène OURY, I’m a french student actually doing a master at Inalco in Paris. I major in Korean and communication."



"I was very excited to come to Seoul and work with an NGO in promoting Asian cultures and discovering new horizons."



"My name is Aurelie MONROSE I am a 3 rd year student in Bachelor in Business Administration at
EMLyon in Saint Etienne. "




"My name is Dounia Omar and I have been an intern for the NGO Acopia."



"I introduce myself, my name is Marie Proud'hom. I am French and I am 22 years old. My university is called EMBA and I am in the ISUGA section. My school specializes in international trade (business) with Asia and I chose to study Korean language."



"My name is Beldora, i’m on my last year of my master’s degree in marketing/communication."



"My name is Nathalie Albert. I'm 20 years old. I'm french and I'm living near Paris.  I find the internship in Acopia thanks to a website, Kopra. I wanted to do this internship because I saw it was a NGO and, later, I want to work in the humanitary sector. So I though It was a good opportunity."



"Hello, my name is Neïla and I am french. I am currently doing a Master’s degree in International Negotiation with a focus on Korean culture (MASNI) at Aix –Marseille University."



"Hello! My name is Solène. I am a student of La Rochelle Business School in France. I am currently doing an internship at Acopia as a part of my first year of Master studies."



Hi everyone !

My name is Nadia. I was graduated 6 months ago but I have decided to continue the adventure abroad with Acopia for acquiring more experiences.




"My name is Mélissa Bouchaib. I am 23 years old. I am french. In order to validate my year I have to do an internship of 2 months.




My name is Sylvain and I’ve been working as an intern for Acopia for one month. That two-month internship is part of my last year of my master’s degree in Applied Foreign Languages and Foreign Affairs. 



My name is Julien, and I am currently in 2nd year of Bachelor at ESCD 3A in Lyon, France. I am studying social entrepreneurship and humanitarian/NGO and had to do a 2 months internship. This is how I gained interest in ACOPIA and its internship program: so here I am!



"Hey People! I’m Sylvie and 22 years old. I’m currently in my first year of Master degree in Management and International Trade specialized on asian culture at the University of the Havre Normandie."  

Filipino Interns

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"I’ve been working at ACOPIA for over a month already. In the past few weeks, I've focused on building ACOPIA Global, a new- more streamlined - website for the organization along with a fellow intern. "




"During the first week of my internship, I was pretty overwhelmed with the things we were supposed to do. There were several things that I didn’t know how to do like editing a webpage, creating different promotional materials, formally messaging organizations, a lot more."



"In the past, the thought of having to work someday scared me a lot — especially the thought of having to sit down while staring at your desktop for hours. This experience of interning in ACOPIA, however, had definitely changed my perspective on having to work. "

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"I came to Seoul South Korea with high hopes of the working in a prestigious establishment, no other than, ACOPIA. It was to my surprise that my overall experience here so far, has surpassed my expectations."



"During the first week of my internship, I was pretty overwhelmed with the things we were supposed to do. There were several things that I didn’t know how to do like editing a webpage, creating different promotional materials, formally messaging organizations, a lot more."



"My name is Erika Zamora and I am currently studying under the program of AB Diplomacy and International Relations at the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Philippines."




"I’m Alvin Acosta taking Diplomacy and International Studies in Ateneo de Manila University, and I applied for an internship in Asia Hope Camp Organization because I wanted to experience working abroad."




"I am Camille Tajon from the Philippines. In 2015, I went to South Korea to study at Sungkonghoe University in Seoul. Because my graduate degree is centered on Inter-Asia NGO Studies, I hoped to gain more experience in learning how NGOs work especially in Asia."

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"Hi! My name is Jezel Christine N. Quevada but you may call me Jezzie. I am currently on my last year in my Master’s Degree in Political Science in De La Salle University – Manila in the




My name is Darell and I study at De La Salle University in the Philippines. I joined ACOPIA
because I wanted to gain experience on how NGO works and because I am interested in Korean



"My name is Patricia Luna and I am a senior at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines studying Diplomacy and International Relations. I have only been in ACOPIA for a little over a month and it has already brought many good memories to me."



"Hello my name is Mika Robert Fallar and I am currently a third year student studying at Ateneo de Manila University Philippines with a major in Diplomacy and International Relations."



My name is Margarett G. Reyes, and I am from the Philippines. I am currently a senior student at Ateneo de Manila University majoring in AB Political Science. My first month in Seoul has been nothing short of amazing. Being able to intern in ACOPIA, while at the same time, travel and explore the beautiful surroundings of South Korea, has made my trip here memorable and worthwhile. 



"I’m Rissa Nicole Lumba, a Diplomacy and International Relations major from the Philippines. I decided to try out the ACOPIA internship program here in Seoul in order to experience NGO-related work and learn more about Korean culture. Aside from this, I also saw in ACOPIA an avenue for me to further hone the skills I have and share what I could offer."



My name is Kai Baylon and I am a student at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. I'm majoring in Diplomacy and International Relations with Specialization in East and Southeast Asian Studies. I am also taking up a minor in Korean Studies. 




Hello! I am Megan Perez and I am a senior at Ateneo de Manila University studying Diplomacy and International Relations, with Specialization in East and Southeast Asian studies, and a Minor in Korean Studies. I am currently working as an intern at ACOPIA, and despite having only been here for a month, ACOPIA has provided me with knowledge and opportunities that I would not have found anywhere else. 



Annyeonghaseyo! I am Sophia Wong from Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. I was an intern in Acopia for one month. I chose an internship with Acopia in order to get a first hand exposure of working in an NGO which had a meaningful vision and mission of facilitating multicultural exchange. 


Japanese Interns



"I have been studying at Kyunghee University as an exchange student for about a year, since February 2016. Before coming to Korea I studied Korean language for two years at my university but I felt that I could not reach the level I wanted. "



"Since I`m already in the 3rd year of University, I started to be concern about getting a job when i go back to Japan. I felt that I needed to gain some experience. My courses at the university were going well so I decided to apply for this internship at Hiroba."



"I came to Korea as an exchange student from Waseda University at the end of August this year. The reason why I decided to study abroad in Korea was because I wanted to get to know Korea better."



"My name is Shun Tamai, I`m an exchange student at Yonsei University. I`ve been working as an intern in Asia Hope Camp Organization since September 2016. I decided to apply for this internship because I wanted to experience extracurricular activities in Korea while improving my Korean. "



"I decided to apply for this internship because I wanted to work with people from different cultures and actually wanted to work overseas. After my experience as a volunteer in New Zealand last summer I realized the importance of the people who work organizing this kind of programs."



"I have been exchange student at Seoul Women's University for about a year since February 2016. While studying about Korea at my university back home and after participating in the Japan-Korea exchange meeting, I decided to study about Korea more deeply going to study there for a year."



"Although my internship lasted only two months, from June to August 2016, I became very close to the interns at Korea Plaza Hiroba."




"Back home, I did my first year as a student of trade at Samo Education School. After my year in Korea will I start searching for a job. In order to have some experience working abroad I decided to intern for Asia Hope Camp Organization."



The reason why I decided to come to Korea is that I wanted to know about one of our neighbor countries"


Malaysian Interns



"Hi! I am Naz from Malaysia. The internship is a requirement for my International Masters in Regional Integration course. Like the name suggests, I am studying the integration of countries like European Union and ASEAN."



"This month I mostly worked on looking for local Malaysian organisations to pursue volunteering partnerships with them. Together with Naz, we identified a few local organisations providing opportunities to international participants and we contacted them accordingly."


German Interns

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"My Name is Thomas Schobert and I am a graduate student in International Cultural and Business Studies at the University of Passau.



"Hello, my name is Yasemin Derebasi. Currently I am studying International Relations in the Rhine Waal University of Applied Sciences in Germany."



"My name is Katja Marie Engelage and I am majoring in International Relations with a minor in Management at the University Erfurt.."



"Having the official ACOPIA website, posts on social media and the email contact to current interns as sources to rely on I tried imagining what it would be like as an intern."


Duy Quang Nguyen

"My name is Quang Nguyen Duy and I’m from Germany, Berlin. I’m in my 3rd year majoring in East-Asian Studies and Business Administration at the Free University of Berlin." 


Argentinian Interns



"My name is Lucia Filinich and I'm a graduate student from Argentina at Sogang University. My major is Korea and East Asian Studies with minor in International Relations. Since I was very young I`ve been interested in Asian countries, especially Korea and Japan."


Turkish Interns



"My name is Esra Gayretli. I am Turkish and an exchange student in South Korea for 2016 spring term. I had been in Korea for four days when I first came to ACOPIA."


Indonesian Interns

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"Hi, my name is Rahma. I am from Indonesia and now 21 years old. I am a 3rd-year student in the Political Science University of Indonesia. I came to Korea to represent my university as an exchange student in Chung-Ang University, Seoul, for spring 2016."


Belgian Interns



"During these two past weeks, I kept working on the promotion of the multicultural class as well as internship among the French speakers. I did the promotion through Facebook and various Facebook pages."


Thi Phung

"My first impression of the company was that it wasn’t clear what Asia Hope Camp Organization wants to reach. The main reason why I felt like that was that Acopia is busy on so many different aspects, such like workcamps in Japan, Kpopcamp, recruiting interns, etc."


American Interns



"My name is Taylor, and I’m an American student from Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. I’m an English major, Business Management minor and, needing an internship for my degree, I chose to work here in South Korea."



"Hi, my name is Nma-Nancy Ayuk and I am a fourth year  Asian Studies major at Georgia State University." 



"Hello, my name is Margarita (Maggie) Rodriguez and I am a student at the University of North Carolina with a major in Psychology and minors in Education and Korean."




"Greetings~I am Megan and I am going to tell you about the wonders of interning in Korea! Before I do that let me tell you a little about myself, (ahem) I am a Global Business major studying in my undergrad at the University of Texas at Dallas."

Finnish Interns



"My name is Lea and I'm studying social services in Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland. I'm currently in the second grade. The reason why I applied for an internship in ACOPIA was because it offers a chance to engage with Korean students."



"My name is Meri and I’m a Finn studying hospitality management in Haaga-Helia, University of Applied
Sciences. Reason for me to wanting to do my internship in South Korea is very simple: a long-time interest towards
Korean culture and language." 



"Hello, my name is Sonja. I come from Finland but I’m studying in a Master’s degree program at the University of Potsdam, Germany. I’m majoring in Foreign Languages and Linguistics. I am especially fascinated by the Korean language which is why I wanted to do my internship in South Korea."

Korean Interns


Ju Hyun

"Hi! My name is Ju Hyun Park, and I am a student at Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies, a Korean high school. I applied to this internship because I wanted to experience new things and meet new people during my winter vacation."


Hungarian Interns


"My name is Kinga and I’m a 2nd year student at University College of Northern Denmark. Since I’m very interested in different cultures, I decided to study in Denmark and complete my internship in South Korea."


Spanish Interns



"My name is Alexandra Tamayo and I’m from Spain. Currently I’m studying my Master’s degree in Social Psychology at the University of Paris Nanterre (France)."


Brunei Intern



Hello, my name is Wina. I am the first intern from Brunei. I am majoring in Economics at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. I came to Korea as part of my university’s program and I chose to do an internship abroad that’s how I found ACOPIA and apply for the internship they offer as they are not partners with my university.


Vietnamese Interns



"Hi. My name is Nguyen Le Ngoc Anh. Currently I am studying International Relations (Specializing in External Information) at Academy of Journalism and Communication."



My name is Yingke Yang and I am currently studying in the Mount Holyoke College in the United States. I’m a rising junior student major in East Asian studies.