Rowan Forms Exchange Program with Korea University

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First Germany, then Greece and Ecuador. Now, add Korea to the list of countries in which Rowan University students and faculty can participate in a host of research, teaching and study exchanges.

First Germany, then Greece and Ecuador. Now, add Korea to the list of countries in which Rowan University students and faculty can participate in a host of research, teaching and study exchanges.

Rowan President Donald Farish recently signed a cooperative exchange agreement allowing Rowan students and faculty to research and study at Korea University in Seoul, Korea. Through the cooperative exchange signed by Farish and Korea University (KU) President Yoon-Dae Euh, juniors and seniors from Rowan and Korea University (KU) can take courses during a semester abroad at the alternate institutions. There also will be possibilities for faculty teaching exchanges and collaborative research and scholarship between KU and Rowan faculty and students. Rowan students could begin taking courses at the KU as early as Spring 2005.

The Rowan/KU exchange program was developed through the university?s new International Center. The Center brings together under one umbrella resources and programs previously spread across three academic departments/programs devoted to improving the educational experiences of Rowan students through organized and meaningful study with peers from other countries and cultures.

?This latest exchange agreement and the formation of our International Center illustrates the university?s continued commitment to international education for Rowan students,? President Farish said. ?By providing opportunities for international experiences, we can open our students? minds and expand their educational horizons to create a global classroom.?

By year?s end, Rowan could have a total of four cooperative exchange programs, including a recent agreement signed with the University of San Francisco at Quito in Ecuador, a four-year-old a cooperative exchange between Rowan?s College of Communication and the University of Osnabrueck in Germany and a developing agreement with a university in Chile. In addition, the university?s College of Business this year agreed to sponsor an International MBA (IMBA) program in Greece that will follow the courses and requirements of the existing Rowan MBA program.

This past year through national study abroad organizations, Rowan students lived and studied in England, France, Italy, Australia, Honduras, Spain and many other countries. To learn more about the new cooperative exchange program with Korea University or other Rowan international education initiatives, contact Dr. Edward Smith, Interim Director of Rowan?s International Center, at 856-256-4105, or smithe@rowan.edu.

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