Asian International Program

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For more information on the many ways your gift can support the College of Education's Asian International Program, please contact: Director In Han at in.han@utah.edu

Introduction to Programs

Graduate/Undergraduate Student Scholarship & Faculty Grant: Asian International Program (AIP) provides traveling scholarship and academic scholarship.

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  • 2011 AIP Traveling Scholarship recipient: Sarah Goldman, a master program student performed her practicum in the Incheon International High School in 2011.
  • 2012 AIP Traveling Scholarship recipient: Hannie Chang, an undergraduate student received a traveling scholarship to study in Chonnam University in 2012
  • 2012 AIP Academic Scholarship recipient: Chanse Lee, an undergraduate student received a $5000 scholarship to study at the University of Utah.
  • 2012 AIP Traveling Faculty Grant recipient: Dr. Dan Olympia, Associate Professor received a traveling grant at the Chonnam University in Korea.

AIP arranges the faculty exchange program with UU and Chonnam National University (CNU) in Korea.

  • 2010: One UU faculty taught at the CNU during summer semester
  • 2011: Three UU faculty taught at the CNU during summer semester
  • 2012: Two UU faculty taught at the CNU during summer semester.

Teaching Abroad Program in Asia

  • In 2011 two UU graduates have been employed abroad to teach in Korean high schools through AIP.
  • In 2012 two more UU graduates began teaching in Korean high schools through AIP.

Student and Faculty Exchange Research program with UU College of Education and Asian university.

  • Han Yang University, College of Education – Korea
  • Chonnam National University, College of Education – Korea
  • Gyeongin National University of Education – Korea
  • Cheongju National University of Education – Korea
  • Taipei National University of Education – Taiwan

Asian Student Care Program provides services to Asian high school students who are attending the U of U. The program helps students to easily adjust at the U of U and advises them about what classes can be taken during the first year. Also the program arranges a tutor to a student who needs extra work in class. It has provided ongoing care and support for students since 2009. Every year AIP program helps and assists about 10 Asian students.

Global Internship Program offers opportunities to international students in University of Utah as a global campus. The program provides students an opportunity to engage in research given by professors. At the end of each program, students are given the opportunity to present their research project and publish their work in the Global Internship Journal of Research. To get the full experience, they live in the dorms and are also given S.A.T. prep classes in the evening.

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“I was able to learn valuable things from this program. Simultaneously,
I also learned about the American culture while researching the study topic.”
(2011 Global Internship Program participant, Sukho Choi)

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2012 Global Internship Program participants with the supervising faculties.

 

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Global Internship Journal of Research,
2010 Volume 1
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Global Internship Journal of Research,
2011 Volume 2
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journal coverGlobal Internship Journal of Research,
2012 Volume 3
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Global Internship Journal of Research,
2013 Volume 4
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Summer Leadership Program gives international high school students skills to be leaders of tomorrow. They receive lectures and training from experts and professors who specialize in leadership. The students stay in the dorms and have conversational lessons with University students in the evening. Through this they engage in culture and understanding of American culture. They also experience the natural beauty of Utah in terms of forming fellowship and team leadership building outdoor activities - such as hiking, camping and rafting. They also publish their experiences in their own native language and English.

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“This program was very helpful because it helped to learn how to think about culture and leadership and how to put hose into action.” (2012 Summer Leadership Program participant, Sichan Kim)

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2013 leadership program
2013 Global Leadership Program Report
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“I was tired, but I felt satisfied and had a sense of accomplishment.
I thought this was a worthwhile activity”.
(2011 Summer Leadership Program participant, Sehyeon Oh)

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“I am very happy that I participated in this program.
I feel it has really enriched my life.”
(2011 Summer Leadership Program participant, Minwoo Seo)

Global Impact Program offers experience to international high school students as an exchange program. The program provides students an opportunity to experience high school life as one would experience those of their peers in the United States. Each visiting student is partnered with an American student host upon arrival. Visiting students attend classes with the American student host. After the program finishes, the visitor students and host students keep maintaining friendship via email or social networks and sharing ideas and thoughts to expend the perspective to the world. They are also given experience on how it is to attend University of Utah by going through a tour of the University and by sitting in lectures of esteemed professors.

  • 2010 Global Impact Program: Incheon International High School partnered with Skyline High School in Utah. Total 280 students involved: Korean students (140) and American students (140).
  • 2011 Global Impact Program: Incheon International High School partnered with Skyline High School, Taylorsville High School, and Cottonwood High School in Utah. Total 286 students involved: Korean students (143) and American students (143).
  • 2012 Global Impact Program: Incheon International High School partnered with Skyline High School, Taylorsville High School, and Cottonwood High School in Utah. Total 272 students involved: Korean students (136) and American students (136).
  • 2013 Global Impact Program: Incheon International High School partnered with Skyline High School, Taylorsville High School, and Cottonwood High School in Utah. Total 282 students involved: Korean students (141) and American students (141). And University of Utah student liaisons were involved in the program for the University campus tour and discussion session.
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2010 Global Impact Program at
Skyline High School

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2011 Campus tour with University of Utah
Student Liaison

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Korean High School students with Skyline High School student hosts, 2012 Global Impact Program


2013 Global Impact Program participants at the Union, University of Utah

International Teacher Education: Understanding Multicultural Perspectives

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The increasing diversity within today’s communities provide educators from around the world with opportunities to examine the complexity of multicultural education.  A two week workshop series entitled Teacher Education Programs - Future Teachers for Global Communities provided students from foreign countries with an opportunity to understand issues, being taught and studied, in teacher education at the University of Utah. A specific focus on multicultural education and diversity is central and offers a glimpse into the opportunities and challenges of working in increasingly diverse communities. A celebration of language, culture, ethnicity, and sexual orientation are among the topics discussed. At the end of each program, students are given the opportunity to present their research project and publish their work in the International Teachers Education Journal of Research.

International Teacher Education,
2012 Volume 1

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"I want to be a teacher who has experience and has been trained with many great programs.This program will be one of the good experiences” (Daeun Jeong, Cheongju National University of Education, 2012 Teacher Education Program participant)

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“I think I am very lucky because I could have this opportunity. I want to give this opportunity to others” (Yoonji Park, Cheongju National University of Education, 2012 Teacher Education Program participant)

List of Korean High Schools which currently signed with UU College of Education

  • Incheon International High School
  • Bupyeong High School
  • Gimpo Foreign Language High School
  • Gyeong-Sin High School
  • DaeGu Hye Hwa Girl's High School
  • Mogye High School
  • Seoul Sejong High School
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For more information on the many ways your gift can support the College of Education's Asian International Program, please contact:Director In Han at in.han@utah.eduAssistant Director for Outdoor Programs and Recreation Services Jun Kim, PhD at kim.jun@utah.eduProgram Coordinator Kijoung Na at kijoung.na@utah.edu