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Pfeiffer students to serve in South Korea

SeoulThis week, students Melissa Roberts and Briana Oliver will travel to South Korea to participate in the Young Women's Leadership Program associated with the United Methodist Women. From July 25-Aug. 12, they will be based in Seoul, where they will attend an international peace conference and serve at a vacation bible school with 18 other college students from the U.S. This is the fourth consecutive year that Pfeiffer has sent at least one representative to the program.

While abroad, they will visit Ewha Women's University, a sister Methodist institution, supported by Henry and Annie Pfeiffer, for whom Pfeiffer University is named.

Melissa, a Charleston, S.C., native, is most looking forward to being immersed in a totally different culture, meeting new people and learning to help others on a global scale.

“I have served on mission teams within the continental United States before, but never out of the country,” said Melissa. “I expect to learn a lot about the Korean culture and world peace. I also expect to gain a lot of knowledge and understanding about peace movements and ways to implement those in my daily life.”

While abroad, Melissa will keep those at home updated with her blog, peaceofkorea.wordpress.com. Like Pfeiffer University on Facebook and follow the university on Twitter at @pfeiffer1885 to receive Melissa's updates.

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