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President of Costa Rica
visits University of Utah Asia Campus
“Concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
for Cooperation to Expand Educational Opportunities”
President Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica visited the IGC to sign a MOU for mutual educational cooperation. At the IGC, Gregory HILL, the CAO of the University of Utah Asia Campus, Robert Matz, the CAO of George Mason University Korea, LEE Won-jae, Commissioner of the Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority, and YU Pyung-ryun, CEO of IGC, received Costa Rica’s delegation as a welcome group. The signing ceremony was held at the Chris Island Hall, University of Utah Asia Campus. The signing ceremony was attended by President Carlos Alvarado QUESADA, Foreign Minister Rodolfo Solano QUIRO, and Costa Rican Ambassador to Korea Alejandro Jose Rodriguez ZAMORA. Commissioner LEE Won-jae, on behalf of the welcoming group, said, “Today’s signing ceremony carries a great significance in terms of international cooperation between Korea, Costa Rica, and the United States for promoting exchanges in international culture and adolescent education projects.” The University of Utah Asia Campus and George Mason University Korea discussed educational cooperation plans with the Costa Rican government and signed an MOU with the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs to expand educational opportunities. Through this agreement, students of the two universities were given the opportunity to participate in internships at the Costa Rica embassy, and it was agreed to create a scholarship program for Costa Rican students in the future. In addition, they plan to mutually support research symposiums, conferences, joint research, and lifelong education programs for educational cooperation and share information on educational developments and research, such as policies and trends in education.
Gregory HILL, the CAO of the University of Utah Asia Campus, said, “We hope that a strong partnership will be formed based on mutual educational goals, and we are delighted that students from Costa Rica will be able to study together in Korea and the United States.” Robert MATS, the CAO of George Mason University Korea, also said, “I am delighted to have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs to expand educational opportunities,” and added, “I will do my best to nurture future talents through various educational cooperation programs such as joint researches with Costa Rica through active mutual cooperation in the future.” In response, President Carlos said, “Costa Rica and Korea have established official diplomatic relations for more than 60 years and are seeing surprising outcomes,” and added, “I look forward to seeing students from all over the world gather at the University of Utah Asia Campus to achieve amazing results.”