From Apr. 18 to 23, the Institute of International Cooperation and Education recruited students for its Summer Vacation Overseas Training Program. This program began in 2005 in order to improve language abilities and internationalization of UOS students.
Undergraduates and graduate students can participate in the regular language program and receive the chance to experience local cultures. They can learn English grammar and also practical English. There are also various trial programsstudents can participate in; for example, visiting museums and cultural remains. It can also fulfill two credits in the alternative Dept. of Liberal Arts during summer session.
Lee Geon-joo (School of Environmental Engineering, ’14), the sole successful freshman applicant, said “I had been to Vancouver for trip; I resolved to visit Canada again, because its weather and landscape were so beautiful. Victoria is small but lovely city, so I think it is good place for travel-cum-language study.” When questioned about expected benefits, “Above all, I wanted to relieve stress that came from exam, also I look forward to experiencing foreign culture. And I hope it will be an opportunity to improve my language ability, especially in speaking,” she said.
Lastly, she offered words of encouragement. “If you take an interest and prepare for various programs, you can find a good chance for yourself.”