UP Arirang

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About UP Arirang

Organization Profile & History

The University of the Philippines Arirang (UP Arirang, UP 아리랑, 유피 아리랑) is a special interest organization composed of students from any degree in the University of the Philippines Diliman. It is a university-based and university-wide organization. It is also a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-sectarian organization.

UP Arirang was established on July 16, 2006. It was formed in order to respond to the growing number of Korean students in UP and the Filipino students who are interested in Korean language and culture.

Two students from the Korean 10 class, Xandi Eleazar and Inero Ancho, thought of making an organization that can help the Korean Exchange students in UP to adapt to the Philippine lifestyle and environment. They were joined by the Korean exchange students in UP who resided in the International Center, namely Kim Seung-su from KUT, Lee Hwa-young and Moon Sun-hee from Hannam University. Other Korean founding-members were from Hallym University.


• To promote cultural understanding and exchange among Filipino and Korean students of the University of the Philippines Diliman
• To strengthen ties between the Filipino and Korean communities through cultural, educational, and social activities

Executive Committee A.Y. 2017-2018

Angel Samia

Primo Pasion
Vice President for Internal Affairs

Quennie Dordas
Vice President for External Affairs

Gyle Tampil

Kevin Gabejan
Cultural and Academics Committee Chairperson

Margie Licup
Finance and Marketing Committee Chairperson

Maxine Maog
Publicity and Logistics Committee Chairperson

Members of the Standing Committees (1st sem, '14 - '15)

Internal Affairs Committee

Alden Sing Formaran
Carlo Cezar Zarate
Jamille Angeline Dizon
Janelle Stephanie Torrefiel
Jienelle Pelariza
Precious Pantoja
Roben Delos Reyes
Jerlyn Yofelle Ularte

External Affairs Committee

Aaron Alsol
Alix Jamie Erece
Belle Bautista
Earl Rodil
Gwen Tapo
Kriziel Dela Rosa
Lloyd Beieln
Mike Abitang
Prince Ventura
Ryan Ramelo

Cultural and Academics Committee

Jezreel M. Gibaga
Abigail L. Palad
Jan Irminelle P. Silva-Llana
Juene Cedric B. Vergel

Finance and Marketing Committee

Anne Kathryn A. Baladad
Jellah Murielle Z. Jimenez
Femina Margaret B. Mateo

Publicity and Logistics Committee

Leniniza C. dela Cruz
Rio Mae A. Sumcad
Mary Janelle Regina C. Uy


KOPINO Outreach Activities
In cooperation with Kopino Children Association Inc., UP Arirang members organize free tutorials and lessons (Korean, English , Sciences, and etc. ) and bonding activities with the Kopino children. Anyone interested in helping these children is welcome to participate in the outreach activities.

Korean Week

In line with the celebration of Hangeul Day (October 9), UP Arirang holds a week-long celebration called Korean Week through various events and exhibits. The celebration is an opportunity for the organization members to showcase the Korean culture to the other students of the university.

Arirang and Friends
The members of UP Arirang help Korean exchange students adapt to the culture of the country and the university through bonding activities and tours, among others.

Alternative Classroom Learning Experience
Also known as ACLE. UP Arirang organizes lectures and workshops held inside the University of the Philippines Diliman once every semester. In the past 11 years, the organization held ACLEs with themes related to the Korean and Filipino cultures. UP Arirang's ACLE is open to anyone that is interested.

Talk to Me in Korean (TKT)
UP Arirang offers a free Korean language program each semester held every Saturday in the University of the Philippines Diliman. The program is open to anyone who is willing to learn the language. The organization also teaches its members and applicants the basics of the language.

Contact Us

E-mail: updarirang@gmail.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/uparirang/

Twitter: @UP_Arirang

Instagram: @uparirang

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