During the winter vacation, UOS has two programs which will improve your English ability and allow you to have the opportunity to experience other cultures. The first program is an Internship program in New York and the other is a Short Language Study Abroad Program in Australia and Malaysia. The biggest merit is the amount of scholarship the school provides.
For the 2015 Spring Semester Global Internship, the university will subsidize 3.5 million won. In this program, you can gain actual work ability in an organization. The organization?s placements vary from one of the departments at La Guardia Community College to a Non-Governmental Organization. Even though it is an unpaid internship, it has many other benefits. One of participants in 2012, Park Seo-yeon (Dept. of Physics, '11) said, “I had a great time in New York. I could develop my self-reliance and I could enjoy my free time, too. It was really a remarkable experience for my life.”
The Short Language Study Abroad Program lasts four weeks. It mainly focuses on language and culture so it can be both instructive and fun. This year, there are two countries available; Australia and Malaysia. For those choosing Australia, it is possible to receive a 1.5 million won scholarship and for Malaysia, one million won is provided. An additional benefit of this program is two Winter Session credits that have been approved by the university and can count as a regular class.