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About Sogang-Sophia Festival of Exchange (SOFEX) 2014 held in Seoul

Sogang-Sophia Festival of Exchange (SOFEX) 2014 held in Seoul

Sophia and Sogang University held an annual exchange event of sports and culture called the SOFEX from November 6 to 8 in the Sogang campus in Seoul, South Korea. This year, Sophia’s delegation included 141 students from 10 groups including soccer, basketball, dancing, folk song, Latin music, magic, karate, cheer leading, and debate as well as 21 faculty and staff members. Theology and science-and-technology instructors from the two universities also held workshops.

Following the opening ceremony on November 6, dance groups from both universities performed at Sogang’s outdoor stadium. The following day, soccer and men’s basketball matches were held. Sophia athletes did well, but Sogang beat Sophia in both matches. Students also demonstrated Brazilian music, Korean traditional performance, and engaged in English debates. On November 8, students, faculty and staff members from both universities visited Panmunjom Demilitarized Zone on the border with North Korea and other tourist sites and enjoyed fellowship. Next year, SOFEX 2015 will be held in Sophia.

  • SOFEX banners were all over the Sogang campus
    SOFEX banners were all over the Sogang campus

  • Sogang students welcomed the Sophia members at the airport- Thank you!
    Sogang students welcomed the Sophia members at the airport- Thank you!
  • Soccer match
    Soccer match
  • Sogang and Sophia teams played a tug of war during a soccer half-time. Both universities’ presidents joined, and again Sogang beat Sophia.
    Sogang and Sophia teams played a tug of war during a soccer half-time. Both universities’ presidents joined, and again Sogang beat Sophia.
  • Sophia’s mascot, Sophian-kun, cheered for Sophia
    Sophia’s mascot, Sophian-kun, cheered for Sophia
  • Men’s basketball match
    Men’s basketball match
  • Sophia karate club demonstration
    Sophia karate club demonstration
  • Performance by Sophia’s Latin music club livened up the audience.
    Performance by Sophia’s Latin music club livened up the audience.
  • English debate by Sophia and Sogang teams
    English debate by Sophia and Sogang teams
  • Sophia’s popular girl group performed as a special guest for Sogang University festival which happened to be held on the campus.
    Sophia’s popular girl group performed as a special guest for Sogang University festival which happened to be held on the campus.
  • SOFEX flag was handed from Sogang to Sophia at the closing ceremony.
    SOFEX flag was handed from Sogang to Sophia at the closing ceremony.
  • Sophia and Sogang delegations visited a tourist spot, Dorasan Station
    Sophia and Sogang delegations visited a tourist spot, Dorasan Station