Bloomfield College signs agreement with Korea’s Seokang University
Bloomfield College continues to expand it global mission with the signing of an international exchange and cooperative agreement with South Korea’s Seokang University. On June 3, Seokang University’s president, Dr. Jeongsoo Kim, along with several administrators and faculty, toured Bloomfield College’s campus prior to the signing of the agreement.
This agreement, which heralds Bloomfield College’s 68th international collaboration, promotes an exchange of activities based on the academic needs of each institution. The agreements allows for an exchange of scholars, including professors, advanced graduate fellows, researchers, students and academic materials; and cooperation in student internship programs. The institutions further agree to organize joint research programs with co-authorship in academic and professional journals, mutual assistance to participate in conferences and workshops and supporting activities such as language training, orientation and preparatory courses related to exchange and research programs.
The Institute of Technology and Professional Studies at Bloomfield College has been working with colleges and universities in 13 countries with similar agreements and has hosted several programs in which students from Korea, China, Romania, and elsewhere, attend intensive English language courses coupled with the health and IT professions. Most recently, the college hosted teachers from Korea who were seeking to learn how to teach English to their Korean students. The program, Total Immersion Course for Korean English Teachers (TICKET), teaches the Korean teachers how to teach English and pedagogical methodology, then sends them into New Jersey public school districts to practice their new skills with a mentoring teacher. In the fall of 2010, the TICKET program will welcome teachers from China.