Global Academy for Future Civilization, Kyung Hee University
Global Academy for Future Civilization, Kyung Hee University Programs
- Come to Korea and experience extraordinary international summer program, "Global Collaborative 2017 Summer Program" at Kyung Hee University, Seoul. - Open to all undergraduate/graduate...
Global Academy for Future Civilization, Kyung Hee University Reviews
It's worthy being a member of the program
Submitted by Ryan H. Lung - University of Macau | April 23, 2017
I had been expecting a chance to visit Korea in person because of my great interest and curiosity about everything of this country so I was so grateful that the program provided me with the chance.
Here's a great place to study. The program has a manual for all about the courses you could choose before your application. it provides many interesting courses that anybody can find what he or she wants to learn. Personally speaking, all the teachers were enthusiastic for us and willing to help us out when I had some questions.
Here's a great place to open up your horizon. During the program, I personally made a lot of friends from all over the world, experiencing different languages, cultures and customs. Moreover, we hung out frequently to see the country by our eyes such as taking a visit to the national museum, exploring Seoul City on foot, experiencing "Hallyu" at other universities and so on.
Here's also a great place to enjoy Korean food. the cafeteria in the university has many dishes which are changed day by day. Also, near the university gate has a great amount of restaurants, coffee shops and convenience stores where also have many tasty food to be explored by yourself.
Spending a splendid summer with KHU
Submitted by Fiona Lee - KHU | April 23, 2017
My one-month stay at KHU has been one of the most valuable and memorable experience in my life. Not only did my proficiency in Korean improve, my understanding towards Korean history, culture and society has gradually grown deeper. Most importantly, I made a lot of new friends, including local Koreans and overseas students from various countries. The things I learnt and the memories I embraced in this exchange programme are lifelong.
Regarding my study, the two classes I enrolled in were How to Understand Culture and Politics and Korean II. For the first class, the two professors from University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and KHU taught us various social theories with illustrations of international and Korean examples, which has broadened our vision of the world’s cultural and political issues, leading us to think in a more critical way. For the Korean class, there were two native instructors and each lesson was divided into two sessions. We learnt basic vocabulary and grammar in the first half and practised the content through reading and speaking in the second half. The class would be a perfect match for beginners and for those who are interested in the language and culture of Korea.
I am grateful for my stay and the time spent with KHU. How could I forget such lovely and precious moments in my university life?
My magical experience in KyungHee! Read more where I give details
Submitted by Carlos Arceo - University of Toronto | April 20, 2017
If you want to study and experience authentic Korea, then you might like this program. The Global Collaborative Program of Kyung Hee University is one of a kind. They have great professors coming from all over the world like Slavoj Zizek whom brilliantly lectured a one of a kind class. Not to mention their own amazing faculty, like Prof. Alex (Taek-Gwang) Lee, whom shared great insights and conducted classes methodically. The school is gorgeous with its neo-renaissance architecture, truly jaw-dropping. The natural scenery on campus is a welcome break from the city that doesnt seem to sleep. You might be shocked at the living situations at first. It is a bit small and cozy, unlike superfluous Western-style dormitories. It takes awhile to get used to, but don't blame the dormitory, blame the way you were conditioned by grandiose consumerism (where everything has to be big!). Cultural immersion is a big one! Oh boy, the places they'll take you! From theatre performances like "Fanta-Stick" a musical comedy that never failed to entertain to the borders of North Korea, DMZ in Pamunjong. It wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for the brilliant Miss Yu Jungah and her team (An Heejin, Rania and others). Everyone that I've met were friendly and hospitable. Don't know how to speak Korean? No problem. All you need to know is "yeongo hal su isseu yo?" (Can you speak English?). And guess what? They can! If not, there will be a friend who does. Last but not the least is the oh, so, so, delicious food! And so cheap! You don't even have to go far, its right outside campus.
The greatest take away from this program is learning how amazingly similar we all are if only we gave each other a chance. This trip was truly inspiring and world opening to me. Although there maybe more bigger trips in my future, this one was definitely once in a lifetime.
Perfect balance of professional yet personal
Submitted by Dylan Parker - Royal Roads University | April 19, 2017
My experience in the Global Collaborative(GC) summer school, at Kyung Hee University, was truly remarkable. My time was spent meeting people from all over the world and discussing our passions and theories on some of our world's greatest concerns. It was truly an enlightening time in my life. With regards to career aspirations, the GC program offered me the inspirational 'spark', and the communal support of my peers, that I felt I needed for my personal development. I feel grateful for my experience in the GC program as I know it is part of the 'foundation' from which I will look to build my life's work; solving some of our world's greatest concerns!
World-wide scholars' fantastic class!
Submitted by Xiao, Julia - - | April 19, 2017
I took the class taught by Prof.John Ikenberry in 2016.
I applied for this program after attending the briefing session held at Hong Kong Baptist University :)
This program invited amazing professors and executives of international organizations! It was amazing to meet everyone at the same place at the same time.
But the dorm was kind of old and small... but it wasn't too bad after all.
If you are interested in meeting and having a chance to chat with famous professors, I strongly recommend it!