Undergraduates from around the world gather in midwinter.
KU IWC is the largest IWC in Korea.
Double the number of participants this year. High level of participation.
Korea’s largest International Winter Campus (IWC) has started.
Having begun on Thursday, December 27th, Korea University is currently hosting the IWC lasting five weeks (3 weeks of academic courses and 2 weeks of cultural experiences).
Since its inception in 2016, 740 students from 88 schools in 19 countries, including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the USA, China, Indonesia, the UK, Brazil, Ireland, the Netherlands, and South Africa, have participated in the KU IWC.
As the kickoff event for the 2018-2019 IWC, an orientation and welcoming ceremony was held at 9am on Thursday, December 27th, in Supex Hall of the LG-POSCO Building.
The faculty of IWC includes professors from Korea University and distinguished scholars from prestigious universities all over the world such as King’s College London (UK), Australian National University (Australia), University of Wisconsin (USA), and California State University (USA). During the five weeks, lectures will be given in about 30 disciplines including business management, economics, liberal arts, science, and Korean language.
On top of the lectures taught by distinguished professors, the participants will have chances to learn about Korean winter through various cultural programs. They can experience skiing, skating, making Korean food, basketball, taekwondo, calligraphy, and even K-pop dance. The IWC this year offers K-pop dancing classes by instructors who are former members of KU’s dancing club.
Korea University has also prepared a Buddy Program for the international students and Korea University students, similar to the one offered for the International Summer Campus (ISC). This program will give the Korean students chances to learn international etiquette and help the international students to get used to their new environments.
Sunhyuk Kim, Vice President for International Affairs and Dean of International Winter Campus, said, “KU IWC adds value to the reputation of KU ISC. It will be an opportunity for both Korean and foreign students to understand that vacations are not a period for suspension of studies, but for continuation of new experiences. I hope the world-class lectures and various cultural experiences will help the participants understand Korea better and serve as a basis to becoming global leaders of the future society”.