GMU Korea Holds Korea-US FTA 5th Anniversary Seminar with Incheon Customs Headquarter

George Mason University (GMU) Korea held a special seminar marking the fifth anniversary of the Korea-U.S Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on March 15. The event took place on the campus of GMU Korea with the university’s support and was hosted by Incheon Customs Headquarter.

GMU Korea President Steven Lee, the Director of Incheon Customs Headquarter, the Manager of Korea-US FTA at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and many more specialists in the international trade field participated in the event.

 

GMU Korea Holds 2017 Convocation for New Students

George Mason University (GMU) Korea held a Spring 2017 enrollment ceremony on March 3, where 102 new students marked the beginning of their university life.

GMU Korea’s student number climbed 13 percent compared to the previous semester of Fall 2016, and has grown 900 percent since the university was established in 2014. “GMU Korea is the fastest growing foreign university in Korea. Students who became a part of the Mason family will be able to go after their dreams with the best opportunities,” President Steven Lee said.

 

GMU Korea Partners with IBK

George Mason University (GMU) Korea signed an MOU with the Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) on February 15, 2017. The signing, which took place on the GMU Korea campus, recognizes IBK as the primary bank of GMU Korea and confirms that the bank will provide scholarships for future students.

 

Economics Professor Kwak Delivers Lecture at Daegu Chamber of Commerce Seminar

Professor Soojong Kwak, from the George Mason University (GMU) Korea economics department, spoke on “Global and Korean economy, challenge for the 10 years to come,” at the Daegu Chamber of Commerce seminar on February 8, 2017.

At the 213th Seminar of the “21st Century Daegu Economic Forum,” Dr. Kwak emphasized that the four years to come will be a turning point in the economy. During his lecture, Dr. Kwak noted that the global and Korean economy is changing in a ten year cycle, and he provided an outlook of the next ten years to come.

 

President Lee Emphasizes Role of Global University at Educators Conference

George Mason University (GMU) Korea President Steven K. Lee delivered a special lecture at the Korean Association of International Educators (KAIE) conference on February 2, 2017. President Lee shared his ideas on how universities should take part in accelerating global exchange, especially in the field of education.

President Lee also discussed the important role of GMU Korea as a global university in Korea.

 

GMU Korea Students Travel Abroad to Study at USA Main Campus for a Year

Students from George Mason University (GMU) Korea recently traveled to the USA to study at the Fairfax campus, located in Virginia. This Spring 2017 semester is the fourth time for GMU Korea to send students to Fairfax, where the students will study advanced coursework in their majors through the campuses’ shared curriculum.

The 16 students beginning their year of studies at the Fairfax campus include nine students majoring in Global Affairs, six in Business, and one in Accounting.

 

PyeongChang 2018 Olympics Partners with GMU Korea

Students of George Mason University (GMU) Korea will volunteer at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. According to a January 20 announcement by the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympics, GMU Korea students will volunteer along with three other Incheon Global Campus (IGC) universities.

Through an MOU signed between the four IGC universities and Lee Hee-beom, President of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee, students will assist the international sports event by greeting and guiding athletes and key members at the Incheon International Airport. The signing parties view it as an opportunity for students to take part in a global event.

 

Prospective Students Learn About GMU Korea at 2017 Open House

George Mason University (GMU) Korea will hold an Open House event on January 14, 2017. Students and parents interested in GMU Korea can learn about the application and enrollment procedures. At the three-hour event, prospective applicants can meet current students and professors, tour the campus, and receive advice on the application process.

The event will take place at GMU Korea’s Global Lounge from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The event is open to both high school and transfer students interested in 2017 spring and fall enrollment.

 

GMU Korea Provides Cross-Cultural Experiences to Students

According to George Mason University (GMU) Korea President Steven Lee, one of GMU Korea’s strengths is the sharing of cultures of both the United States and South Korea.

“Students bond with many international students on the Songdo and Virginia campuses and also have the opportunity to do internships in the U.S.,” President Lee said in an interview with The Korea Times and Korea Daily. President Lee noted that scholarships are granted to a large group of students, regardless of their nationalities.

 

GMU Korea Partners with U.S. Newspaper and Confers Advisory Board Appointments

George Mason University (GMU) Korea signed an MOU on December 28, 2016 with Town News, a United States newspaper with a Korean readership. The agreement will help to provide information on education to South Koreans living in the United States. According to GMU Korea President Steven Lee, South Korean students and parents in the U.S. will be able to learn more about GMU Korea and university enrollment.

In addition to the signing, four individuals were conferred in two appointment ceremonies as President’s Advisory Board (PAB) members and Chairs of Institutional Advancement. Soo Yoo, Governing Board Member of ABC Unified School District, and Amy Munn, District Supervisor of ESL/Bilingual/World Languages in New Jersey, were appointed as PAB members. Chang Hai Ahn, Commissioner of City of Miranda, and Justin Ju, CPA/Partner, were named as Chairs of Institutional Advancement.

Several PAB members, the city mayor, council members, commissioners, and school district and college district board members took part in the event.

 

GMU Korea Signs MOU with South Korea-U.S. Tax Forum

George Mason University (GMU) Korea signed an MOU with the South Korea-U.S. Tax Forum. Signed on December 19, 2016, the MOU aims to provide accounting experiences to GMU Korea students in the United States and to increase connections between the two organizations.

According to GMU Korea President Stevent Lee, the MOU will enable GMU Korea students to work as interns at U.S. law firms, private attorneys’ offices, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and additional related businesses.

 

Virginia Governor Discusses United States/South Korea Business at GMU Korea Breakfast Roundtable Event

The Governor of Virginia and the President of George Mason University (GMU) Korea shared ideas on how to strengthen the business ties between Virginia and South Korea.

Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe and GMU Korea President Steven Lee promised to boost entry of South Korean entrepreneurs to Virginia during their business breakfast roundtable at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on November 16, 2016. President Lee said he expects GMU Korea to play a role in linking the two countries and contributing to the Incheon economy.