Korean Students Get a Taste of SNU

BETHANY, OK (February 7, 2013) - Once every two years SNU pairs with Korea Nazarene University and receives a group of Korean Students to participate in SNU’s ASEC (Center for Applied Studies in English) program and take part in an American experience.

This year 15 KNU students came to spend the entire month of January. While on campus, the students took English classes, lived in the dorms, went on multiple field trips, participated in various school events and interacted with their assigned student mentors. The spring semester at KNU doesn’t start until March 4, and so these students spent a month of their two-month winter break at SNU. 

“They have made lots of new American friends while they have been here on SNU's campus. Several of the students told me that they definitely want to return in the future: some just to visit their friends, and others are considering whether or not to transfer to SNU,” said Rachel Graves, Director of International Student Services.

Throughout the year, SNU hosts many International students through the ASEC program. Students come in for seven levels of study that are broken into eight-week modules, totaling around 30 hours of class a week. While on campus ASEC students’ study reading, writing, listening and speaking using academic vocabulary. Following the completion of the ASEC program, students are then eligible to apply for undergraduate or graduate admission. For more information on the ASEC program please visit: www.snu.edu/liveamerican.

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