IGC JOURNAL 2021 Spring 

   

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY KOREA







                                                                                                                  

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George Mason University Korea signs Agreement with Mongolia University of Science and Technology


Last week, George Mason University Korea’s Campus Dean Dr. Robert Matz joined a virtual signing ceremony with the Fairfax campus to establish a partnership between Mason and the Mongolian University of Science and Technology(MUST)—a top tier institution in Mongolia—to operate a transfer program that will enable MUST students to earn a Mason bachelor’s degree. Qualified students will be given the unique opportunity to study at the Mason Korea campus before completing their degree requirements in Fairfax.

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George Mason University Korea welcomes its largest spring class 


George Mason University Korea welcomed its largest-ever spring student body of 583 students, a nearly 20% increase over the previous spring semester. Among these students: 126 are new admits to the campus, 59 are George Mason US students studying at Mason Korea this spring, and 17 are participants in Mason Korea's MK Way program, which helps qualified students hone their skills in academic English in advance of admission to the university. They also include 11 students who are the first admits to Mason Korea's new Computational and Data Sciences degree. These new arrivals are from Korea, the US, and around the world, including China, Ethiopia, Fiji, and Jordan.

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George Mason University Korea’s English faculty brings expertise to Songdo Global Lifelong Learning Center


Alice Wrigglesworth, Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University Korea, taught her first six-week Business English course at the Songdo Global Lifelong Learning Center located at IGC last summer, covering topics such as organizational culture, telephone English, presentation skills, and professional writing.  Currently, she is teaching her second course called Journal Writing in English, designed to introduce students to three types of journal writing in English. 

“I enthusiastically welcomed the opportunity when our Community Relations Manager approached me about the class due to the high demand for business English at the Center,” said Wrigglesworth, adding, “Through these classes, I have been able to meet people in our community that I would otherwise likely never have met. The students had a chance to revisit their childhood through their writing assignments in English and they have made my experience an enriching and rewarding one.” As the first university at IGC to collaborate with the newly established Songdo Global Lifelong Learning Center, George Mason University Korea aims to continue to strengthen its engagement with the local community.