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NO.321 05.29.2017

Kyung Hee University and Institute of International Education Announce Partnership Agreement

Kyung Hee has been designated by Institute of International Education (IIE) of America as partner for the Generation Study Abroad (GSA) program

Strengthening partnership with premier universities in the world
In the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2017, Kyung Hee was first in the nation in the criterion of International Outlook. It is a critical indicator of Kyung Hee’s high level of international recognition among students and scholars in the world. The University’s international partners currently number at 529 institutions in 78 countries, and the size of Kyung Hee’s international student body is over 3,600 from 97 countries.

Since 2006, Kyung Hee University, through a collaborative institutional agreement with the University of Pennsylvania, has been hosting the Global Collaborative Summer Program (GC). Focusing on a prevalent global issue each year, the program offers field-oriented diverse experience from world-renowned intellectuals and experts from intergovernmental organizations that raises awareness on common values for humanity and pressing global issues, supporting students to grow into new civic leaders of future global society.

Expected to raise Kyung Hee’s international reputation and status
The GSA program, managed by IIE through a network of international partners, offers American students with diverse overseas study opportunities to expand their horizon and spur their growth into global talents. IIE plans to double the number of students it sends to overseas to 600,000 by 2019, its centennial year. Kyung Hee University also plans to increase the number of American students it accepts to 100 by 2019, so their common interest can be mutually beneficial.

The scope of IIE’s partnership network includes 408 American universities and colleges in 48 states such as the University of California, Cornell University, the University of Arizona, the University of Minnesota, and so on. It also involves 189 international universities in 50 countries, 23 education associations, and government organizations from 18 countries.

Through this partnership endeavor Kyung Hee is positioned to offer more diverse, quality opportunities of international cooperation and overseas education. Dean Yongseung Park of the Office of International Affairs said, “We reckon this to be a key area of our growth as a global hub of civic education in the 21st century. As the only GSA partner in Korea, we fully expect this new venture to significantly boost Kyung Hee’s international reputation.”


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