GMU KSA

GMU KSA The Korean-American Student Association at George Mason University is a cultural organization dedicated to promoting Korean-American culture.

Contact us: || Official E-mail || [email protected]

Mission: The Korean-American Student Association at George Mason University is a student-led organization. Our mission is, by learning about the diverse Asian American culture at GMU [specifically Korean], to promote the Korean and American culture while building a positive community. KSA yearns to outreach to society through different means of community service. Throughout the year, KSA hosts events to raise awareness of local and global issues; act upon the awareness. Our goal is to create the leaders of tomorrow with integrity, ambition, and love engraved in their hearts and minds. Spreading awareness of the Korean Culture by providing and establishing a common ground for Koreans and Non-Koreans alike. Help international students, including the Korean exchange students, find culture in America by facilitating the transition into the American education system and social lifestyle.

Operating as usual

๐ฟ๐ผ๐บ๐ป๐‘‡๐‘† ๐Ÿ”ฆ ๐ถ๐ด๐‘€๐ธ๐‘…๐ด ๐Ÿ“น ๐‘…๐ธ๐ถ๐‘‚๐‘…๐ท ๐ŸŽž GMU KSA will be having our very first Vlog Competition over this Winter Break!๐Ÿ…Youโ€™ve seen ou...
12/29/2020

๐ฟ๐ผ๐บ๐ป๐‘‡๐‘† ๐Ÿ”ฆ ๐ถ๐ด๐‘€๐ธ๐‘…๐ด ๐Ÿ“น ๐‘…๐ธ๐ถ๐‘‚๐‘…๐ท ๐ŸŽž

GMU KSA will be having our very first Vlog Competition over this Winter Break!๐Ÿ…Youโ€™ve seen our vlogs and now hereโ€™s your turn to exhibit your creativity, persona, and adventures through your own videos!

๐‘…๐‘ˆ๐ฟ๐ธ๐‘†
Channel your inner vlogger and film yourself throughout a moment, a day, a week, etc. ๐Ÿ“ธ The time period and type of vlogs are open for your interpretation; however they must be filmed during the 2020-2021 Winter Break!

Once all entries are submitted by the deadline, the winners will be chosen through a voting period and will be notified via email.

The competition is open to anyone!

๐‘‡๐ผ๐‘€๐ธ ๐ฟ๐ผ๐‘€๐ผ๐‘‡
8 min (maximum)

๐‘Š๐ป๐ธ๐‘…๐ธ ๐‘‡๐‘‚ ๐‘†๐‘ˆ๐ต๐‘€๐ผ๐‘‡
All vlog entries must be submitted to our email! [ [email protected] ]

๐พ๐ธ๐‘Œ ๐ท๐ด๐‘‡๐ธ๐‘†
Submission Deadline โ€” January 17th @ 11:59 PM
Voting Period โ€” January 18th - January 25th
Winners Announced โ€” TBD

๐‘ƒ๐‘…๐ผ๐‘๐ธ๐‘†
๐Ÿฅ‡ 1st: $30 Amazon Gift Card, Free KSA membership for Spring 2021 semester, IG Feature, & Showcase at 1st Spring GBM
๐Ÿฅˆ 2nd: $15 Amazon Gift Card, Free KSA membership for Spring 2021 semester, & IG Feature
๐Ÿฅ‰ 3rd: $10 Amazon Gift Card & IG Feature

If you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns, please feel free to dm us! We are excited to see everyoneโ€™s entries! ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

12/02/2020

Hello!! Just wanted to remind everyone that our final and 4th GBM of this semester is TOMORROW @7pm!!

Get into the holiday spirit with us as we finish our finals and take a look at the events we have in store for you!

12/01/2020
GMU KSA 2020 Fall Lookbook

Hey Everyone!

Our GMU KSA 2020 Fall Lookbook is LIVE ON YOUTUBE.

Check out what our board members have in their wardrobe during these colder months of the year. Ask them about fashion advice, where to shop, what to buy etc. etc because they are dressed ON POINT.

Enjoy the video, stay warm, and stay safe!

- 2020-2021 KSA Board

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJBXk8Bzwbc

Time to head to Busan! Our new vlog is out NOW! Be sure to go give it a like and comment ๐Ÿ‘
10/27/2020
Day Trip to Busan | KSA Vlog #4

Time to head to Busan!

Our new vlog is out NOW! Be sure to go give it a like and comment ๐Ÿ‘

Hey KSA! Recently I took a trip with my friends to explore the great city of Busan. We saw lot's of pretty places and ate so much good food. Let me know in t...

NEW VLOG IS UP!Go check it out and donโ€™t forget to leave a like, comment, and subscribe! โœจ
10/04/2020
4 Days in Jeju Part 1 | KSA Vlog #2

NEW VLOG IS UP!

Go check it out and donโ€™t forget to leave a like, comment, and subscribe! โœจ

Hey KSA! I recently went to Jeju Island, which is known as Korea's Hawaii, and I vlogged it for everyone to see! I hope you enjoy and please leave recommenda...

Hello KSA !!October is coming up in few days and we would like to introduce you to our MONTHLY NEWSLETTER!We will be pos...
09/29/2020
October Newsletter

Hello KSA !!

October is coming up in few days and we would like to introduce you to our MONTHLY NEWSLETTER!

We will be posting one every month with information about upcoming events, cultural insights, and more !

This month's newsletter also includes the link to Family Interest Form and Valorant Tournament Sign-Up Form!

Please be sure to check this out every month to stay updated with KSAโค๏ธ

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G5CnOfJXhPMiwST-mSQ2ImOQ8M0sMIFte25lOwI052Q/edit?usp=sharing

GMU KSA NEWSLETTER September 28, 2020 OCTOBER UPDATES WELCOME BACK! Here at KSA, we just finished our first month back with our Welcome Week and more recently, our Family Week !! We had a fun time meeting all the old and new members, and bonding throughout our virtual weeks on our social media...

๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฆNEW PRiMARY VIDEO IS UP!Travel back in time as Primary Gmu showcases the Evolution of K-Pop (1996-2020). If you haven...
09/28/2020
[PRiMARY] EVOLUTION OF K-POP (1996-2020) (BTS, BLACKPINK, ITZY, MISS A, EXO, NCT 127, SNSD..)

๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฆ

NEW PRiMARY VIDEO IS UP!

Travel back in time as Primary Gmu showcases the Evolution of K-Pop (1996-2020). If you havenโ€™t already checked it out, what are you waiting for?

Donโ€™t forget to like, comment, and subscribe!

TW: FLASH Red! Blue! Yellow! We are Primary! โค๏ธ๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’› Primary is back for the Fall semester with our first project, 'EVOLUTION OF K-POP' ! We have selected a fe...

Hi KSA fam, we hope you enjoyed family week last week because we sure did!! โœจ We had a great time bonding with you all! ...
09/28/2020
Family Interest Form

Hi KSA fam, we hope you enjoyed family week last week because we sure did!! โœจ We had a great time bonding with you all!

Although you will not OFFICIALLY be picked up this semester, you will be able to show your interest in joining that family!

Next semester in the spring, you will be able to apply to officially be picked up and be part of the family. If you are interested, please fill out the family interest form BY October 4th! ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ—“

In order to join a family, you must pay dues ($5: a semester | $8: whole year) by early next semester. โ€ผ๏ธ If you have questions on how to pay, please dm @Ching Duong for more info.

Feel free to dm us if you have any other questions!

Welcome to KSA! Hope you enjoyed our family week!! Although you will not OFFICIALLY be picked up this semester, you will be able to show your interest in joining that family! Next semester in the spring, you will be able to apply to officially be picked up and be part of the family !

09/18/2020

If you are on campus and would like to pay membership dues in-person or have any questions, we will be at Panda Express (on campus) TOMORROW from 1-4PM.

Feel free to stop by and say hi! ๐Ÿ‘‹

09/16/2020
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Hi everyone, here is KSA's first vlog straight from Korea! We hope you guys enjoy the video and let us know in the comments if there's anything else you'd like to see in the future:) Donโ€™t forget to like, comment, and subscribe for more traveling with us! โœˆ๏ธ

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Youโ€™ve heard it right! Weโ€™re having a mask contest!โœจ Show off your creativity and take part in designing this yearโ€™s KSA...
09/15/2020

Youโ€™ve heard it right! Weโ€™re having a mask contest!โœจ Show off your creativity and take part in designing this yearโ€™s KSA masks.

If you are interested, please submit your designs to [email protected] by Friday, October 9th! ๐Ÿ—“ Will you be the lucky chosen one...? Feel free to dm us if you have any questions.

The deadline for membership dues is the end of October! Itโ€™s $5 for a semester and $8 for the full year. Members will receive a FREE KSA mask and have other exclusive perks! ๐Ÿคญ Please dm Ching Duong on how to pay and/or if you have any questions.

Hello everyone! Hope everyone had a great first week back !Carolyne Im, a student at The George Washington University, i...
08/29/2020

Hello everyone! Hope everyone had a great first week back !

Carolyne Im, a student at The George Washington University, is currently seeking testimonials for HEAL Act Campaign.

She works with the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF)-Chicago chapter to advocate for the Health Equity & Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women & Families Act.

The HEAL Act removes political interference and restores health care coverage so immigrants in the U.S. can participate in the health care programs their tax dollars support.

Under current law, immigrants must wait five years after obtaining lawful permanent resident status before they are eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). As a result, immigrants must navigate a patchwork of care by relying on insurance from their employer, community health centers, or pay out-of-pocket for basic health care.

NAPAWF is advocating for the HEAL Act, which would:

- Restore enrollment to full-benefit Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to all federally authorized immigrants who are otherwise eligible.

- Remove the exclusion of a subset of immigrants from accessing health insurance coverage on the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Exchanges.

- Ensure access to public and affordable health coverage for DACA recipients

- Reinstate Medicaid eligibility for COFA migrants.

They are hoping to gather testimonials of people who are directly impacted by lack of access to healthcare because of their immigration status to emphasize the urgency of the HEAL Act and how it impacts AAPI communities. (ideally include both a short testimony of how their immigration status impacts their access to health care/why they support the HEAL Act and a picture).

Ultimately, they want to post these testimonials on their Instagram account throughout the month of September.

Specifically, they are looking primarily for immigrants (not necessarily women) who are directly impacted by the five-year barrier to Medicaid and CHIP eligibility due to the 1996 welfare law that is currently in place, and thus would be impacted by the HEAL Act first hand.

If any of you are willing to give testimonials, please send them to Carolyne Im, [email protected].

Thank you!

08/19/2020
KSA 2020 Meet the Board Session 1 on KSA on Air

Hey everyone, if you weren't able to make it to our first meet the board event on 8/8, you can now watch and connect with our board members whenever you want here and on our KSA Youtube Channel.

Session 1 Featuring:
Arisa Kano
Ching Duong
Cindy Nguyen
Hana Cridlan
Jinsuh Noh
Lee Hou
Raphael Mulyadi

GMU KSA's cover photo
07/30/2020

GMU KSA's cover photo

โ€ผ๏ธThatโ€™s right! Mark your calendars. Reveal day will be on Friday, July 10thโ€ผ๏ธStarting at 3PM, a new pair will be reveal...
06/30/2020

โ€ผ๏ธThatโ€™s right! Mark your calendars. Reveal day will be on Friday, July 10thโ€ผ๏ธ

Starting at 3PM, a new pair will be revealed EVERY HOUR.

*Be sure to turn on post notifications so that you wonโ€™t miss any updates for reveal & receive reminders for future events*

โ€” HOW TO TURN ON NOTIFS โ€”
1. Go to the 3 dots on the top right side of the GMU KSA page
2. Go to โ€œNotification Settingsโ€ or โ€œManage Notificationsโ€
3. Hit โ€œAll Postsโ€

Donโ€™t forget, clues of each of the board members will be up starting this FRIDAY. Youโ€™ll get to collaborate and guess who you think each of the members are!

Join us as we celebrate and give a warm welcome to the GMU KSA Board 2020-21! You sure donโ€™t want to miss it.

Hello everyone! KAGC, Korean American Grassroots Conference, will be holding a weekly meet & greet with a special guest ...
06/25/2020
Korean American Grassroots Conference - KAGC

Hello everyone!

KAGC, Korean American Grassroots Conference, will be holding a weekly meet & greet with a special guest every Thursday for the next seven weeks!

Tonight's meeting will be at 7PM with Darwin Pham, a Deputy National Press Secretary & AAPI Media Advisor.

They are the largest nation-wide network of Korean American voters, who leads initiatives on voter registration, civic education, community mobilization, as well as raising awareness of critical community issues among members of the U.S. Congress, in order to build a stronger voice for the Korean American community, as well as becoming the bridge between our homeland and motherland.

If you are interested, please sign up with the link attached!

Part of the 2020 KAGC Congressional Fellowship is the continued opportunities for learning and growing. With special guests joining our Fellows each week, we are now opening our weekly meetings to all interested college and high school students. Join us from 7 to 9pm EDT every Thursday for the next seven weeks!

This week's special guest: Mr. Darwin Pham, Deputy National Press Secretary & AAPI Media Advisor for Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Check back every week for the special guests of the week. Capacity is limited and RSVP is required. Registration closes at noon each Thursday.

Here are the winners of the KSA Oscars โ€˜19-โ€˜20! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŒŸ
05/08/2020

Here are the winners of the KSA Oscars โ€˜19-โ€˜20! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŒŸ

And the votes are in....
๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒŸKSA OSCARS โ€˜19-โ€˜20๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿ†KSA Rookie of the Year: Karmen Tran
๐Ÿ†Quarantine Queen: Gabrielle Sin
๐Ÿ† Most Likely to Survive a Global Pandemic: Andre Tran
๐Ÿ†Biggest Hypebeast: Nathan Luong
๐Ÿ† Dynamic Duo: Ahmed Elgazar & Brian La
๐Ÿ† Most Likely to Go to Jail: Ryan Phommachanh
๐Ÿ† Most Likely to Get IDโ€™d When Theyโ€™re 30: Karmen Tran
๐Ÿ† Most Likely to Get Famous: Arisa Kano, David Wynn, Phillip Nguyen
๐Ÿ† Most Likely to be Catfished: Brandon Kim
๐Ÿ†Most Likely to Drown in Boba: Andre Tran
๐Ÿ† Best Big/Little Duo: Nicole Ferrel & Lynn Do
๐Ÿ† Biggest Baby: Jennifer Choi
๐Ÿ† KSA Athlete: Sean Quan
๐Ÿ†Best Dressed: Arisa Kano & Kosal Touche
๐Ÿ† Mr. & Miss KSA: Arisa Kano and Justin Lee

And the votes are in....๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒŸKSA OSCARS โ€˜19-โ€˜20๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ†KSA Rookie of the Year: Karmen Tran๐Ÿ†Quarantine Queen: Gabrielle Sin๐Ÿ† Most...
05/08/2020

And the votes are in....
๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒŸKSA OSCARS โ€˜19-โ€˜20๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿ†KSA Rookie of the Year: Karmen Tran
๐Ÿ†Quarantine Queen: Gabrielle Sin
๐Ÿ† Most Likely to Survive a Global Pandemic: Andre Tran
๐Ÿ†Biggest Hypebeast: Nathan Luong
๐Ÿ† Dynamic Duo: Ahmed Elgazar & Brian La
๐Ÿ† Most Likely to Go to Jail: Ryan Phommachanh
๐Ÿ† Most Likely to Get IDโ€™d When Theyโ€™re 30: Karmen Tran
๐Ÿ† Most Likely to Get Famous: Arisa Kano, David Wynn, Phillip Nguyen
๐Ÿ† Most Likely to be Catfished: Brandon Kim
๐Ÿ†Most Likely to Drown in Boba: Andre Tran
๐Ÿ† Best Big/Little Duo: Nicole Ferrel & Lynn Do
๐Ÿ† Biggest Baby: Jennifer Choi
๐Ÿ† KSA Athlete: Sean Quan
๐Ÿ†Best Dressed: Arisa Kano & Kosal Touche
๐Ÿ† Mr. & Miss KSA: Arisa Kano and Justin Lee

Our elections will be held in a Zoom meeting at 7:00! The link will be posted on the Facebook event page at 6:30 to get ...
04/25/2020

Our elections will be held in a Zoom meeting at 7:00! The link will be posted on the Facebook event page at 6:30 to get you settled! Hope to see you there! More details are on the event page!

04/18/2020

Hope everyone enjoyed our League Tournament last night ๐Ÿ˜†โญ๏ธ it was intense!

โฃ๏ธwith covid closing school for 2019-2020 school year, KSA would like to recognize our SENIORS!

โฃ๏ธPls send in shoutouts for your senior fam members and friends!! (Text or a short video!)

email: [email protected]

GMU KSA's cover photo
04/08/2020

GMU KSA's cover photo

03/12/2020

Hello everyone,

We are currently in talks about rescheduling our Culture Show event to a later date, if possible, and if not, cancel.

We want to prioritize everyoneโ€™s health and the safety of the community and our members as well as any guests to the school, so we had to make this tough decision.

We will keep everyone informed as we make decisions and are informed by our university.

Thank you for your continued support and interest!

Catherine Frost
Secretary & Treasurer
Head of Culture Show

Hello everyone~This week is the LAST week to sign up for any performances for our Culture Show on March 28th !! We have ...
03/05/2020
KPop Dance Through the Decades

Hello everyone~

This week is the LAST week to sign up for any performances for our Culture Show on March 28th !! We have lots of fun opportunities for members to get involved and hope you will consider joining the fun ! There are on and off stage opportunities so help backstage or strut your stuff on stage !

How to Join and Opportunities for people who are COMMITTED !!

- Kpop Through the Decade 2010-2019: Led by Nicole Ferrel, Jenny Lam, Brian La, and I (Catherine Frost) with practices every Friday 3-7pm in front of Gold Room in the JC!

Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMTYoDbCK_Ai3q8417QVZZpXaZAzo5j-T9uvOOKFB5PhOv1g/viewform?usp=sf_link

- Modern KHip Hop: Led by Jenny Lam, for ALL LEVELS of skill (esp. beginner) ! Dance to a fun and bouncy song, Boys and Girls by ZICO! Practices are every Saturday in the RAC Yoga Room and Sundays in the JC Dance Studio 7-9 !

- Traditional Mask Dance: Led by Brian La, for ALL LEVELS (esp. beginner) and will include personally made masks and sleeves for a beautiful and powerful performance! Practices are Mondays and Wednesdays 5-7 in front of the Gold Room in JC ! Actively looking for people !!!

- Traditional Fan Dance: Led by Nicole Ferrel, for ALL LEVELS (esp. beginner) and includes personal fans for the show for an elegant and beautiful performance! Practices are Thursdays 5-7 in front of the Gold Room in JC and Saturdays 1-3 in the RAC ! Almost full so join ASAP !!

Form for KHip Hop/Fan/Mask Dance:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehbcJxj6-NHoqPKLgK53bNP_ubvne05NFp3jd4FUwdvrIdow/viewform?usp=sf_link

Fashion: Join Traditional fashion, Modern fashion, or BOTH and walk on the runway led by Claire Ancheta and I (Catherine Frost)! Traditional fashion includes wearing beautiful Hanboks (which we provide) while Modern fashion includes anything inspired by modern Korean fashions, which we have broken down into Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Fashions ! Practices are every Sunday 1-2 in front of the Gold Room and Monday 7:30-8:30 in Robinson B106 ! Actively looking for GUYS but we are looking for more people overall to walk solo, in a duo, or in a trio !!

Form to model:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScH-VhxvlLecF2JyXwB7X2mfMJR4qwkB4i7lpCS9NCdC2qMzw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Lastly we have opportunities to work BACKSTAGE with Justin Lee or on PROPS and DECORATIONS with Arisa Kano and Lina Kanyavong !! Open to anyone and looking for people to volunteer !! Fun way to get involved without being onstage and still getting to be apart of the fun team and community~

Form for backstage/props and decorations:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHuM_C9RM9crI2g3F8Xfn2b-wyTYuzxfShIeVQ1mt6Ea5_YA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Please Choose Your Top 5 Songs From the List of Songs (Though the. You will GUARANTEED be in at least one. No one will be in more than 5 dances as of now and no one will be in back to back dances. Dances: 2010: SHINee Lucifer / Miss A Bad Girl Good Girl 2011: 2NE1 I Am The Best / BEAST Fiction 2012:...

Thank you for the families that came to represent themselves to try our fearful foods. It was very interesting and nasty...
02/20/2020

Thank you for the families that came to represent themselves to try our fearful foods. It was very interesting and nasty and ya'll are wack!

Thank you for the families that came to represent themselves to try our fearful foods. It was very interesting and nasty and ya'll are wack!

Thanks for coming even though we got kicked out early from the field.House of Devils took the lead but COCONUT CRACKHEAD...
02/20/2020

Thanks for coming even though we got kicked out early from the field.

House of Devils took the lead but COCONUT CRACKHEADS WERE A CLOSE SECOND.
There were also representatives from
Soju Bomb
Phomalee
Do Re Mi

Cracknut.

Thanks for coming even though we got kicked out early from the field.

House of Devils took the lead but COCONUT CRACKHEADS WERE A CLOSE SECOND.
There were also representatives from
Soju Bomb
Phomalee
Do Re Mi

Cracknut.

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