The Korean Student Association (KSA) is an organization for the Korean American, Korean Adopted, and Korean International students of the University of Minnesota at Twin Cities campus. Our mission is to spread Korean culture throughout the Twin Cities campus and into the wider community. We are also devoted to contributing our efforts to support the Asian and Korean community through volunteer work and by hosting social and educational events. The University of Minnesota is blessed with a large number of Korean students and students interested in Korea, and as a group of dedicated leaders we strive to connect everyone together to celebrate in Korean heritage.
Through focus in International Koreans, Korean Americans, as well as Korean adoptees or anyone interested in Korean culture, we hope to increase diversity and awareness on campus. KSA encourages discussion, awareness of Korean culture, and other various issues.
We work hard to bring to the campus a variety of different ways of experiencing Korean culture.
Location: Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the East Sea (Sea of Japan) and the Yellow Sea (northern part of the East China Sea).
Area: 99,313 km²
Population: 49,044,790 (2007)
Language: Korean, English widely taught in junior high and high school
Ethnic Groups: Homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)