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Introdunction to Midshipment`s Life

Midishipmen Instruction
Are you keeping dignity its highest level as all midshipmen are expected to do?
Do you have enough courage to lead your followers into the thick of bettle where your own life is in risk?
Are you willing to take the risk that may result from carrying out justice?
Can you keep the pride and act upon it as a descendent of Admiral Yi‚ Sun-Shin?

Daily Life

daily schedule
Hour Activities
06:00 - 08:00 Wakeup‚ mornig roll call‚ self teaching‚ breakfast
08:00 - 12:00 Lecture
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Lecture
15:00 - 17:00 Monday‚ Tuesday : Physical education
Wednesday : Cultural activities
Thursday‚ Friday : Sports or cultral activities
17:00 - 18:00 Free time
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
19:00 - 20:00 Free time⁄Self teaching
20:00 - 20:15 Night roll call
20:15 - 22:00 Self teaching (mandatory)
22:00 - 24:00 Self teaching (optional)

The dormitoty life of a midshipman is led the by mutual interaction between the organizations of the Commandant of Midshipmen‚ the Honor Committee and the Self-governing Command Service System.

The Honor Commitee and Self-governing Command Service System are organizations of midshipmen which act upon their decisions. Honor of an officer is the most important characteristic for a midshipman. Each organization helps midshipmen defend their honor as officer cadidates.

The first year class learns to be obedient while the second year class learns to become a good role model. The third year class learns the volunteer spirit and the fourth year class learns how to become a good leader through various activities on the campus.

Liberty and vacation

The midshipmen are allowed to have two vacations per year. Likewise‚ liberty is given on weekends. Seniors can have "going out" on Wednesdays. Occasionally‚ special liberty is given to midshipmen in acknowlegement of efforts put in a number of school events. Midshipmen sometimes are given a couple of days at home for the purpose of introducing the Naval Academy to the public and the enrollment information for high shcool students.

Extra curriculum

The midshipmen learn swimming for a full week every summer. The last day of the swimming training program is reserved for a 4~6 kilometer swim in the sea. By the time of graduation‚ everyone gets lifeguard`s licence.

Midshipmen often get opportunities to cultivate their emotional life through festivals like Ok-Po Je‚ motion picture screenings‚ invitation lectures and invitational concerts.

Sophomores have a chance to enliven their spirits by visiting famous historic sites walking from one site to another over the course of on week

In order to enhance a cooperative spirit among the three troops‚ the three academies exchange their cadets and midshipmen annually.

Religious activities

The midshipmen have freedom to take part in various religious activities in the church‚ the cathedral and the temple‚ all located on the campus. Even though midshipmen do not have much freetime‚ they often use their limited time to visit social facilites such as the asylum for the old‚ the orphanage and the asylum for the handicapped. On vacations‚ each religion holds several programs which enhance the belief in the religion that midshipmen follow.

  • Protestant’s image Protestant
  • Roman Catholic’s image Roman Catholic
  • Buddhist’s image Buddhist

Welfare facilities

The midshipmen live in a dormitory‚ called Se-Byung Kwan. Each room holds 2 to 4 people. For a better life on campus‚ midshipmen are provided with the Midshipmen Hall with facilities for billiards and bowling‚ as well as movies. One can also find a shop‚ a snack bar‚ and a bookstore. Midshipmen can play tennis‚ walk along the promenade‚ or have a picnic in the barbecue areas. The Naval Academy also has a gymnasium‚ a library‚ a barber shop‚ a post office‚ ATM machines‚ and other facilities.

Every room in the dormitory has access to the Internet and the national defense network. With the notebook computer provided to every incoming midshipman‚ lectures and other Academy-related work can be conducted on-line by connecting to the Academy intranet. Midshipmen can access as much information as possible to prepare for their field of study. Many ports are available in buildings so that midshipmen may access the Internet or intranet with their personal notebook computers whenever they want.

Telephones are installed in each dorm room‚ allowing midshipmen to talk freely with people outside the academy.


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