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NEW 2023 Ajou International Summer School

  • 2023-11-16
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The orientation for the 2023 Ajou International Summer School (AISS) was held. 

The orientation event took place in Yeonam Hall on July 24 and was attended by about 60 students, including short-term exchange students for the summer school semester and global supporters. Among the attendees were 46 foreign students from 10 counties—Taiwan, Germany, Lithuania, Malyaia, United States, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Thailand, Tunisia, and Finland—including 20 students from Ajou University in Tashkent (AUT).

Participants of the AISS program will attend “Managing People in Organizations,” “Macroeconomics,” and “Korean Language” classes, earning three credits over two weeks.

In addition, they will take classes on cooking traditional foods, K-Pop dance, and calligraphy and visit tourist destinations such as Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon Media Center, Yongin Everland, Bukchon Hanok Village, Lotte World Tower Seoul Sky, Korea’s East Sea, and Sokcho to gain a better understanding of Korean culture. 

Since the short-term programs of the Ajou International Summer School (AISS) started in 2000, a total of 17 sessions were held until 2016, with over 1,000 foreign students participating. After the AISS was suspended for three years, an international winter school was conducted online in 2020, during COVID-19, to resume the program.

Last summer, the AISS program was held for 20 students of AUT, and this year it was opened to all universities with which Ajou has a sisterhood relationship.

Meanwhile, in February 2021, AUT was opened, based on Ajou’s education system and expertise, on land and in a building provided by the Uzbekistan government. Currently, three departments—Civil Systems Engineering, Architecture, and Electrical and Computer Engineering—are being offered for first, second, and third-year students.