August 23, Incheon, KOREA – George Mason University Korea, located in the Incheon Global Campus, successfully held the 2019 Fall Semester Convocation at the Small Theater today.
Nearly 90 students attended the event including around 70 incoming freshmen and approximately 15 exchange students visiting from the Fairfax campus. This marks the largest annual enrollment to date at George Mason University Korea with the combined enrollment numbers for the spring and fall semesters in 2019.
With students from various countries, including the U.S., Russia, and China, and exchange students from the U.S. campus, students at George Mason University Korea will follow a US curriculum in a more global education environment.
Apart from the freshmen and their families, Dr. Geun-mo Chung, former Minister of Science and Technology who founded KAIST University, officials from neighboring institutions, and leaderships from universities at the Incheon Global Campus attended the event, totaling 250 participants.
Dr. Robert Matz, campus dean of George Mason University Korea, stated in his welcoming remarks that, "All faculty and staff at George Mason are there for the success of our students," adding, "We encourage students to visit their professors as often as possible and ask questions, and take full advantage of the US curriculum, especially engaging in active discussions with an open mind.”
Erie Ma, a senior majoring in global affairs said in her address, "I am honored to be standing in front of new students right after returning from two semesters at the U.S. campus,” adding, "though you may be nervous right now, I assure you that if you are proactive about whatever is ahead of you and make opportunities, you will overcome even your shortcomings and grow.”
Click here to see our 2019 Fall Convocation video.
August 23, 2019