General Student Association of Ansan campus visited Gaesung from Nov 1 to 2 involving 40 students of Ansan campus. Since this year, 2008, is the first year since 10.4 declarations a declaration announced in the second summit meeting in 2007, they decided to go on a history and culture tour to Gaesung, North Korea to celebrate the event. Many students from the College of Architecture and the department of Cultural Anthropology who had interest in the Korean Traditional Structures and the life styles of people in North Korea were involved in the tour.
They went to many places where the North Korean government allows the tourists to visit, such as Sunjukgyo and Bakyeon waterfall and Gaesung public corporation.
Kim Do-hee,President of GSA, says that it was good to see North Koreans with her own eyes and the historical sites of the old Koryeo Dynasty.
However, some students criticize that the tour of GSA just wasted the school's budget for no reason because they did not have any conference or any time to deliver what they have learned from their last visit to Gaesung, North Korea. Moreover, they did not even understand why they visited Gaesung in the first place since last summer, when a tourist accidentally got shot killed in Mt. Geumgang, and the spread of rumor about Kim Jung-il, the relationship between the North and the South had not been good.
Lee Sang-hyun, a student of Department of Cultural Anthropology said, "We as non-governmental diplomats should try more hard to improve the relation between the two; North and South Korea."