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George Mason University Korea signs MOU with US-based Korean Language Foundation
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George Mason University Korea signs MOU with US-based Korean Language Foundation
  • By Matthew Weigand
  • July 25, 2016, 05:00
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Dr. Steven Lee (3rd from L, front row), president of George Mason University Korea, poses with William Kil, president of the Foundation for Korean Language and Culture in USA, after signing a memorandum of understanding on July 16, 2016.
Dr. Steven Lee (3rd from L, front row), president of George Mason University Korea, poses with William Kil, president of the Foundation for Korean Language and Culture in USA, after signing a memorandum of understanding on July 16, 2016.

 

George Mason University Korea and the Foundation for Korean Language and Culture in USA have signed a memorandum of understanding on July 16 at George Mason University Korea to develop global education and Korean cultural programs.

The “Foundation for Korean Language and Culture in USA” is a non-profit organization with a primary mission to promote Korean language and cultural education in elementary, middle and high schools throughout the United States. The Foundation believes that the integration of Korean language and culture into the curriculum will significantly enrich students’ perspectives and way of thinking, and increase their overall understanding of the nature and development of a multicultural American society.

Through this MOU, both organizations agree to cooperate on scholarships and research activities and develop programs for Korean cultural as well as global education.

“The primary mission of the Foundation for Korean Language and Culture in USA, which is to promote Korean language and cultural education in schools throughout the U.S., is a great match with our university’s aim to develop forward-thinking global education,” said Dr. Steven Lee, President of George Mason University Korea. “Our aim is to not only provide mentoring activities for Korean language and Korean cultural education, but to also develop various education programs which promote a more globalized Korean culture.”

Following the signing ceremony, high school principals from Minnesota, California, New York and Michigan who were visiting as part of a Foundation program toured the George Mason University Korea campus.

George Mason University Korea currently offers programs of study in global affairs and top majors within the institution’s School of Business, including accounting, finance, management and economics. The School of Business is accredited by the AACSB, an entity that only accredits the top five percent of business schools throughout the world. George Mason University Korea is also the only foreign university in Korea with an AACSB-accredited program, and one of the few among local universities.