USLS-IS Admin Builds Ties in Korea

By Keith Brandon Cari-an

Six USLS administrators and Integrated School officers visited Seogu District in Daegu City, South Korea to establish basic education linkages, May 21-26.

Visiting administrators were Integrated School Principal Doris Dumaran, Vice Principal for Academics Mario Loredo, VP for Upper Grades Romy de la Serna, VP for Lower Grades Carmen Penado, Alumni Relations Director Maria del Pilar Limas and External Relations Director Rhoderick Samonte.

(top) University of St. La Salle delegation visits Jeonju National University of Education; External Relations Director Rhoderick Samonte with Jeonju NU President Kwang-chan Yu

The visit to the metropolitan city was in response to the invitation of Seogu District Mayor Seongho Kang after visiting the university in July 2013.

The group toured Jung-ri Elementary School and Dae-Pyoung Middle School in Seogu District. The tour in the schools is in preparation for the one-week return visit of selected IS students in October 2014 as part of the agreement signed by USLS and the Seogu District. Last October 2014, USLS – Integrated School hosted 29 Korean middle-schoolers during their one week goodwill visit.

At the University level, Samonte visited Kumoh National Institute of Technology and Jeonju National University of Education to build and strengthen ties in the area of student and faculty exchange and to recruit for more students to study English at the English for Global Communications.

The group brought home more opportunities for college internships and student and faculty exchanges and in all levels.*



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