Guam – University of Guam president Dr. Robert A. Underwood and Chonbuk National University president Dr. Geosuk Suh signed a memorandum of understanding on September 24, on the campus of Chonbuk National University in Korea.
The MOU generally promotes short term language and cultural programs, non-degree academic credit, the English Language Institute program at UOG, and collaborative research, instructional and cultural programs.
Chonbuk National University is one of eight national universities in South Korea and has an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students.
“This is another step forward in our efforts to engage with Asian universities in mutually beneficial ways,” said Cathleen Moore-Linn, director of Professional and International Programs at UOG. “In 2012, UOG’s Professional and International Programs welcomed 2,537 foreign high school and college students to campus for short term cultural experience and language acquisition programs. In 2013 we expect to host 3,418 students which is a 35% increase over 2012; a significant increase by any measure. Multiple programs are being developed for 2014 and we expect additional growth next year.”
“As an American University in Asia, we are using our strategic location to promote the University of Guam as an educational conduit and the link between U.S. and Asian higher education systems. English language acquisition is a priority for many Asian university students. The University of Guam is fortunate to have both the facilities and experienced, credentialed instructors to produce an attractive program for our partner institutions.”
[Pictured from left are Dr. Robert Underwood, President, UOG and Dr. Geosuk Suh, President, CBNU]