KU IWC completes session II
Newfound friends bid a fond farewell after two fun-filled weeks
Korea University held a completion ceremony for the 2017 KU IWC (International Winter Campus) Session II on February 2, 2018 in the Ahn Young Il Hall located in Korea University’s LG-POSCO Hall.
The largest winter campus in Korea, the KU IWC started its Session II, a two-week Cultural Track, on Jan. 22. The faculty of Session II was comprised of professors from Korea University and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies who gave a total of eight lectures in fields like Korean politics, economics, and business management. Along with these lectures, Korean language courses and other cultural activities, such as the Korean Wave experience program and flash mob, were provided to help give participants a glimpse of Korean culture.
The completion ceremony began with a congratulatory speech by Sung Soo Choi, Executive Manager of Korea University’s International Mobility & Cooperation Team. Choi expressed how impressed he was with the outstanding achievement that the students had made over the two weeks. He continued, “The KU IWC opened its doors two years ago and was an innovative movement. Thanks to your support and enthusiastic participation, the IWC grew to reach its current status. I hope you had an opportunity to build strong friendships with people from all over the world.”
Amina Eileen Jansz from the University of Sydney, Australia, stood on the podium to represent the graduating students. “It was my first time to come to Korea alone, which made me worry so much. As soon as I met the KU ‘buddies’ and faculty members, however, all of my concerns disappeared.” She said how satisfactory it was to participate in the IWC, describing her experiences with various activities provided during Session I and II. “All the education and experience programs I was offered here were of high quality. I was able to make many friends and got to know more about Korea,” she said.
Next, the students watched a video of the activities they had completed over the past two weeks. The ceremony ended with students throwing their graduation caps into the air, which marked the completion of Session II.
Meanwhile, Korea University has started to recruit students for its upcoming summer campus, the 2018 KU International Summer Campus (ISC). The university has offered the ISC every summer since 2004. Known for its high-quality courses and unmatched size, the KU ISC has developed continually over the past 14 years, attracting a record-high 1,972 students in 2017.