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Do you know the International Affair Offices at our school? This organization offers a lot of global programs to make you more and more global. The IAO (International Affairs Office) has performed various substantial exchanges for MOU (Memorandum of Understanding). CBNU has been making a constant effort to form a globalized campus and to map out the Vision 2020 project. CBNU will move forward to be in the World’s Top 100 Universities by enhancing its educational quality and research competitiveness. 

   
• Mailing Address: International Affairs
Office, Chonbuk National University
664-14 Deokjin-Dong 1Ga Deokjin-Gu
Jeonju Jeonbuk 561-756, South Korea
• Office: +82-(0)63-270-2098, 4382
• Fax: +82-(0)63-270-2099
• E-mail: ioffice@jbnu.ac.kr
• Location: 3rd Floor of the Annex,
Central Administration Building,
Building No. 1-2
Do you know the International Affair Offices at our school? This organizationoffers a lot of global programs to make you more and more global. The IAO (International Affairs Office) has performed various substantial exchanges for MOU (Memorandum of Understanding). CBNU has been making a constant effort to form a globalized campus and to map out the Vision 2020 project. CBNU will move forward to be in the World’s Top 100 Universities by enhancing its educational quality and research competitiveness.

 

Do you know the International Affair Offices at our school? This organization offers a lot of global programs to make you more and more global. The IAO (International Affairs Office) has performed various substantial exchanges for MOU (Memorandum of Understanding). CBNU has been making a constant effort to form a globalized campus and to map out the Vision 2020 project. CBNU will move forward to be in the World’s Top 100 Universities by enhancing its educational quality and research competitiveness.

 


CBNU has a firm relationship with over 200 academic institutions from 29 countries, from which our students can obtain a wide variety of chances to study abroad such as through exchange student programs. The IAO provides students with a diverse cultural and educational experience so as to cultivate future global leaders and to meet their daily growing demands in international cooperation. To attract the world’s excellent foreign student, the IAO offers scholarships and plenty of support programs such as the international affairs service. The unified CBNU members, including various nationalities, are the driving force of Global CBNU. The IAO will take a leader to raise the prestige of the university and make it a global campus. Now, we had an interview with an officer, Lee Hu-seon, to look into more information about the IAO.

What does the International Affairs Office do?
We are doing everything in relation to students’ foreign credits. For the university’s internationalization, the IAO office has established academic ties with universities in foreign countries and has led a student exchange program. Especially for students, we supervise student’s sending and inviting programs. Simply speaking, we hold every work which includes the words ‘ENGLISH’ and ‘FOREIGN’.

What kind of programs does the university have?
We have the Global Leader Program(GLP), exchange student program, international affairs office volunteers, foreign governments invitation program, and International Buddy Program (IBP); you can check it all out at the home page: http://ioffice.cbnu.edu/.


What’s the status of GLP program?
It is getting more and more popular than before. For example, the participation rate has been increasing rapidly. In GLP’s case, this chart is showing the status of the programs. The percentage
of participants is really increasing. Until 2007, there was just a little participation. But after 2008 (since inaugurating the president, Suh Geo-suk), this percentage has visibly increased. Actually, even if the number of participants in the programs is increasing, this program is not really competitive. Maybe its competition rate is 1 to 2.

Is the school preparing another new program?
We don’t have any new ones yet, but we want to diversify and differentiate the established programs to meet students’ needs. For example, at the inception of GLP, students couldn’t take any credits. We thought it was too uncomfortable for the students, so we changed this program to offer credit not only in liberal arts but as an elective course. Now we are trying to enlarge the foreign school range for studying. At the earliest, we will send students to a new country next semester. In the Feeling Korea Program, we will conduct an International Summer School where students can take global lectures, feeling as if they were studying in a foreign school. We are developing the programs more brilliantly than before with imagination and creativity.

What kind of programs do you recommend?
GLP program and IBP program! I think these two programs are really good for the students. First, in the case of GLP, I recommend this program especially to the students in lower grades. This program has a lot of advantages. Most of the lectures are progressed in a one-on-one way, with a small group lecture (under seven people), and this program is economical. “This program doesn’t have any specific qualification requirements. If students have strong will, we select them to go abroad and study. Then they can experience a different culture, language and study method. Also, after experiencing this program, students gain confidence and then participate in another helpful program.

IBP is really helpful to both CBNU students and foreign students. Students give help to foreign students to adapt to the new surroundings and school lives. This is the point! Even if students can’t go to an overseas country, this program can make them global. We match the student to a foreign student for sharing their thinking and culture. Actually, we compared a particular standard to match them. They are good friends helping each other. We give students volunteer credit.

What do you want to say to the students?
Sometimes, I’m really regretful. I mean that sometimes, students didn’t know anything about the programs in school, so they couldn’t participate in any of the programs by the time they left the university. I hope for them to get ready beforehand. The sooner, the better. Most of the programs are conducted every semester, so don’t be frustrated if you lose just one chance. You have lots of opportunities! Please, come frequently to our homepage!

 

Program Introduction.

Global Leader Program(GLP)
Purpose: Move with the global times! This program is to inspire students and make them global leaders. We select outstanding individuals and give them an opportunity to go to the Philippines and China for not only studying English and Chinese but learning their real culture and history.

   


The volume of recruitment: 150 students to the Philippines, 50 students to China.

Scholarship benefit: tuition to the applicable university and a shuttle flight.

Selection time: every April and October.

Screening criteria: Superior grades, with a strong willingness to go abroad and an ability for studying language.
- grade (100 points) + interview (100 points) + extra points (limit
of extra points is 5 points)

Extra points screening criteria conditions
Volunteers for international affairs offi ce and recipients of livelihood program.

 

 

We met a participant, Ha Ji-won in the Dept. of Chinese Language & Literature

GLP interview
What made you choose this program?

   
For my English skill. I have been Nepal for volunteer work. During that time, I felt the importance of English a lot. So after I came back, I wanted to join some English program. And I found that program.

Can you explain your life there in detail?
I had three teachers. One for grammar, one for speaking, one for writing. And I studied as a group; man to man, 4 persons group, 8 persons group and I had a debate class using English. As well as English, I learned Phillipines’ culture. I visited historic places.

What is the benefi t of this GLP program?
First of all, it is really helpful for English study. And I could experience other culture and country. Now, I get confi dence of English and I meet a lot of friends. It’s much cheaper and you can trust and even have a leisure time. And there are also English contest. The winner can have a free session pass.

Will you recommend this program to your friends?
Of course, I will. I felt sorry to fi nd many student didn’t know this program and even though they knew, they never try to apply to this program, I am sure that this program is essential for students who want to improve their English abilities.

International Buddy program
Purpose: Helping foreign students, this program matches our local students to foreign students. Through this program, students give help to foreign students by teaching Korean and school life and mutually sharing culture.

 

 
Period time  

Buddy number

Selection season

Work season

First buddy

winter vacation

first semester 

Second buddy

first semester

summer vacation 

Third buddy

summer vacation

second semester

Fourth buddy

second semester

winter vacation

     
Screening criteria
1) Member of CBNU (including students, faculty and research workers).
2) Person who can speak English or Chinese.
3) Person who can do this program steadily.

Contents
1) Meeting at least once a week.
2) Speaking Korean in order to teach foreign students Korean.
3) Giving help to foreign students to adjust to their campus and Korean lives.
4) Making a cultural exchange and a global network.
Also, we met students to investigate a real buddy program!

Buddy program interview
   
How did you know about this buddy program?

How did you know about this buddy program?

 

How did you know about this buddy program?

 

How did you know about this buddy program?

 

How did you know about this buddy program?

 

How did you know about this buddy program?
Dewinta Sari Ayu Garini: We keep up with this program by e-mail from International Affairs Office.

 

Simon Rapiteau : The presentation was in Korean, so I didn’t understand anything. But my buddy came to me and explained it, and we had meetings and saw things in Jeonju.
Fabien Tran Minh: When I met an offi cer in International Affairs Office, he recommended for me to participate in this program.

What did you worry about with the buddy program?
Thibault Istas: Nothing. It is a good program. We can meet Korean people and share our cultures and lots of things. My buddy couldn’t use English well. I thought it could be diffi cult, but it was also funny because I hardly speak Korean. I’m trying to learn Korean.
Fabien Tran Minh: I worried about Korean and about whom I would meet.
Dewinta Sari Ayu Garini: I worried how we would communicate with each other. I mean my buddy and me. We have different languages and culture. We were different!

What is good about your buddy?
Dewinta Sari Ayu Garini: I think she is really nice, kind and pretty. But I don’t know the rest! I think I should meet her more often!

What do you want to do with your Korean friends?
Thibault Istas: I already went to some historic places in Jeonju like the Hanok Village and some temples and restaurants with my buddy. We can go to some specifi c places in Jeonju so I can think about this city’s history. I am interested in Korean culture and history. Simon Rapiteau: To fi nd some good bars and good places in Jeonju. I’ll live in Jeonju a pretty long time, so I can explore this city. Dewinta Sari Ayu Garini: I just want to go for a stroll with her and practice Korean since my major is Korean language.
Fabien Tran Minh: Eating together, going to a club or fun bar, visiting other countries, and enjoying Jeonju
.

What do you think is the benefi t of this program?
Thibault Istas: I think I can learn a lot of things about Korean culture from my buddy, and I think my buddy can also learn a lot of things about my French culture.
Simon Rapiteau: I can have a new contact, fi nd a good place in this city
and discover campus life.
Dewinta Sari Ayu Garini: Of course, fi rst I can learn about Korean and
Korea’s beautiful culture.

What do you think are the buddy program’s problems?
Thibault Istas: I have a list about my buddy, like e-mail address and phone number, but sometimes, I felt it was hard to contact my buddy.
Fabien Tran Minh: I want to suggest being buddies with different sexes. Now we can be buddies with the same sex. I think having a male and female buddy is more fun. And how about making groups of students?

Lim Hyeon
Jung Yu-jin reporters

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