The program began on July 2 and lasted until July 26. Students of diverse nationalities research and interact with world-renowned scholars.
The 2012 Global Collaborative Summer Program began on July 2 on the Seoul and Global Campuses. The program lasted four weeks, until July 26. The courses were divided into two major themes ; “Global Governance and East Asian Civilization” held at the Seoul Campus and “Sustainable Development Towards Green Planet” held at the Global Campus.
The Global Collaborative Program began in 2006 as the Penn-Kyung Hee Collaborative Summer Program developed in cooperation with the University of Pennsylvania and focused on global governance and East Asia. In response to an increase in participating institutions and scholars, the program was renamed as “Global Collaborative” in 2008 as an increasingly global educational venue. In 2010, the program was expanded to include the Global Campus and takes place simultaneously on both the Seoul and Global Campuses with all lectures conducted in English.
Students of diverse nationalities research and interact with world-renowned scholars
The Seoul Campus offered fourteen lectures in five tracks of study: UN & INGOs; Culture and Arts, Economics, and Business; Social & Global Relations; and Nature, Science, and People. A number of world-renowned scholars and experts lectured including: University of New York professor Thomas Weiss (UN and INGO expert), Professor John Ikenberry of Princeton University, CoNGO president Cyril Ritchie, University of Notre Dame professor Oliver Williams(member of the board of directors for UN Global Compact and), and Professor Feng Zhu of Peking University.
The Global Campus offered ten lectures on topics such as climate change, environmental issues and policies, and alternative energy. The lectures were delivered by world-renowned scholars such as Professor William Brooks of Johns Hopkins University, Professor John C. Keene of the University of Pennsylvania, and Professor Ian Marshall of Lancaster University. The “Environment, Science & Community” lecture was conducted simultaneously on both campuses via a video lecture system.
In addition to their courses, students also participated in various Korean culture programs such as a trip to the Jeonju Hanok Village and the DMZ. They also participated in the “Civic Service Program” which provided internships at domestic NGOs such as the Korea Federation for Environment Movement and Good Neighbors.
Growing as a Global Program
Kegan Coleman, a student majoring in Managerial Finance and Public Policy at the University of Mississippi, remarked that he enjoyed getting “a basic understanding on what’s going on in the world as a whole” through his participation in the program.
Minjeong Kang, a major in Peace and Global Governance at the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies says she “decided to participate in the Global Collaborative for the opportunity to take part in lectures by world-renowned scholars while also earning academic credit.”
This year, 150 Korean students and 235 students from abroad, including 29 countries and 31 universities participated in the Global Collaborative. On the Global Campus, there were 77 Korean students and 58 students from 33 countries and 16 universities. Since 2010, the Global Collaborative program has expanded its reach and attracted outstanding students from the Middle East (Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates).