Guam – The University of Guam Professional and International Programs Office welcomes more than 250 students from six Korean and four Japanese universities to campus this summer to participate in the short term English Adventure Program.
Students are focusing on language acquisition skills as well as cultural activities through July, August, and September. While on campus, foreign students learn about U.S and Guam cultures and connect with UOG students from the International Friendship Club. They also go on various excursions around the island to enjoy all that Guam has to offer.
“This is part of the University of Guam’s Internationalization effort to develop comprehensive relationships with partner universities,” said Professional and International Programs director Cathleen Moore-Linn. “These relationships enable us to offer study abroad opportunities to University of Guam students. We sent eight UOG students to Chonbuk National University’s summer program for four weeks on scholarship while two smaller groups of students will travel to Jeju and Pusan universities later this month. These overarching relationships help build language skills, cultural interaction and understanding, and better prepare all participating students to compete in a global workforce.”
[Caption: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies students are welcomed to the University of Guam campus. Hankuk is one of ten foreign universities participating in English programs at the University of Guam campus this summer.]
Participating universities from Japan include Chiba Institute of Technology, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Gifu City Women’s College, and Aichi Shukutoku University. Partner universities South Korea include Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Dong Yang University, Pusan National University, Chungbuk National University, GN Tech National University, and Jeju National University.
“UOG branded English language and other activities offered within an American higher education framework combined with opportunities to engage with UOG students positions UOG as the destination of choice for English language acquisition in Asia,” noted PIP associate director Carlos Taitano.
“We expect these programs and relationships to continue to grow and to enable more UOG students to expand their own educational horizons by studying abroad,” added Moore-Linn. “It is a win-win-win for Guam, the University of Guam, and our partner universities.