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Fall 2011

Educating Global Leaders

Marywood University recently established sister university connections with Catholic University of Korea and Han Dong Global University in South Korea. Through this partnership, students, faculty, and staff at all three universities will be involved in exchange programs that build and enhance academic and professional opportunities.

Of primary interest is a new program, Educating Global Leaders, which offers Korean students an opportunity to study at Marywood for one year and features a specially-designed curriculum that promotes global leadership, English language fluency, and an understanding of American culture through a variety of professional disciplines. To introduce the program, Sister Anne Munley, IHM, President of Marywood University, and Sister Angela Kim, IHM, Assistant Professor of Social Work and the program's Korean language contact, traveled to South Korea in May to visit these institutions and meet with presidents and deans at each university.

The first two Korean students from the Catholic University of Korea began attending Marywood this fall, and university officials anticipate that some faculty and students from Marywood's School of Social Work and Administrative Studies will be visiting Korea in the near future.

"This is a very exciting venture, and we are eager to strengthen our ties with these universities," said Sister Anne. "All of us are committed to broadening opportunities for students. We share mutual, common values, which further develop a meaningful global perspective. By educating students to live responsibly in a diverse, interdependent world, we open their minds to a vast array of opportunities. It's good for our world."

Pictured Above: Sister Anne Munley with President Kim Young-gil of Han Dong Global University

Meeting to discuss educational opportunities between Marywood and the Catholic University of Korea (CUK) are, from left to right, Dr. Kyung Ja Kim, Dean of the International Affairs at CUK; Sister Angela Kim, IHM, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Marywood University; Reverend Young-Sik Park, President of CUK; Sister Anne Munley, IHM, President of Marywood University; Reverend Joseph Yong Kim, Secretary General of the Catholic Education Foundation; and Mr. Sae-Hun Chang, General Manager of CUK.

 

Reverend Joseph Yong Kim, Sister Anne, and Mr. Mario Cho gather at lunch, following a Mass at the Catholic Medical Center’s chapel in Seoul.

 

Sister Anne Munley and Sister Angela Kim took some time to visit the Shrine of St. Andrew Kim during their recent visit to Seoul, Korea.



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