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KSA means “Korean Student Association” which contains all Korean students in Baton Rouge. It is organization to promote unity and helping of Korean students and Korean community. KSA is committed to inform and to help prospective students for smooth adjustment to new academic and cultural environment on campus. In addition, KSA represents Korean organization and publicizes its existence and activities to local and international organization.

One of most important elements of KSA that allows it to bond is communication. The fact that the person is from South Korea does not mean that he or she is openly invited to join group. The KSA requires personal or private invitations. The new or prospective students need to be invited by the current members. They also need to attend the Mass Meeting in Korea or on campus to sign up as a member, get a group T-shirt, and a membership card. Even if everyone, including non-KSA members, may attend the events and activities, the invitations are sent out privately through E-mail by the president of group only to current members. Thus, the outside people need to be informed by the members or join the group to be the members. However, states oppositely that anyone even the people from outside of the group are welcomed to engage in joint activities and events without private invitations or limitations.

KSA is helped not only Korean students but also Korean community. KSA gather in Baton Rouge to share opinions socially without conflict. When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, hundreds of Korean refugees flocked to Baton Rouge to find emergency shelter at the Korean Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. In there, volunteer of KSA helped many refugees. They were provided food, clothing, emergency medical care and interpreter. For example, Korean community consists of Korean; of which there are students, professional, and business…...

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