Reaching around the world

Monday, April 3, 2006

Signing letter of intent for a dual degree program with Woosuk University, South KoreaExpanding partnership agreements with universities in Japan, South Korea and China are a big factor in the enrollment growth of Asian students attending SCSU. New agreements with universities in South Korea and Japan were signed when SCSU President Roy H. Saigo met recently with educational leaders in those countries, and he is scheduled to travel to China in May to establish new relationships with normal universities in Shanghai, Xi’an and Beijing.

The more than 830 international students at SCSU include students from all three Asian countries, including 14 Korean students this semester from Yonsei University, which is considered to be among that country’s top-rated universities. Yonsei is planning to establish a global campus by the end of the decade where all classes will be taught in English.

These partnerships will expand opportunities in SCSU’s acclaimed international studies program and help meet the exploding demand for higher education among young people in Asian countries. SCSU currently has overseas study programs at sites in 12 foreign countries, including Australia, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, South Africa, and South Korea.

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