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International Experience during Summer Vacation: Tohoku University Students Participate in Short-Term Korean Language Program

Three students from our university are participating in the short-term Korean language program at Jeju National University in Korea, which has an academic exchange agreement with KCGI.

The participants from our university are Ms. Yang Lu, Ms. Keiko Tanaka, and Mr. Hirotsugu Takahara.On the afternoon of the 9th, 37 students from Japan, China, Indonesia, Russia and other countries gathered at the university's seminar room for the entrance ceremony.

The students will live in the university's dormitory from now until the 21st, and while taking Korean language classes, they will learn about Korean and Jeju culture through various field studies such as trying on traditional costumes, experiencing being a diver, horse riding, and visiting museums.He will also build friendships with students from the university who will participate in the program as assistants, transcending national boundaries.

In September 2006, KCGI and National Jeju University signed an academic exchange agreement for education and research in the field of ICT and mutual human exchange, and in September 2008, they agreed on the Japan-Korea Cyber Campus, where students from both sides can take courses on the Internet.In November 2010, we also signed an agreement to operate a dual degree program that allows students to earn a master's degree from both institutions while transferring credits.

Our university has partnerships with higher education institutions in Korea, China, and other countries around the world, so there are plenty of opportunities for students to have this kind of international experience.I am sure that the three students who participated in this program will come back with meaningful international experiences, and will come back a year older.I'm looking forward to it.

Scene of the entrance ceremony
A scene from the entrance ceremony(2nd row from the front, 7th from the left = Ms. Yang Lu, 8th = Ms. Keiko Tanaka, 3rd row from the front, 3rd from the right = Mr. Hirotsugu Takahara)