Matthew Sawyer here. I am excited to share with you that LMC has organized a summer study abroad trip to Hannam University in South Korea! I will be leading a group of six brave students to immerse ourselves in the culture and community that is Daejeon, S. Korea. This will be a brand new experience to each of us who have never set foot on Korean soil. Talk about excitement!
Here is a little bit of background information on the program and Hannam. Hannam University was founded by Presbyterian missionaries in 1956. Hannam is a private Christian college in the heart of Daejeon, an area which has been described as the “Silicon Valley” of South Korea. The last of the living founders, Dr. Somerville, is a North Carolina native and a professor at Montreat College. He has a deep love for this region and its people, which he loves to express to all he speaks with. Hannam has deep roots and relationships with the mountains of western North Carolina.
LMC has partnered with Hannam to be part of an exchange program where six students can attend the summer program (KSSP) tuition free – what a deal! To learn more about the program follow this link, KSSP @ HANNAM. The program runs for three weeks with an optional additional fourth week. The three-week program offers learning in many disciplines such as culture, culinary arts, architecture, martial arts, language and much more. The additional one-week program has two offerings. The first, a week of study in the field of business including trips to some of Korea’s finest institutions (i.e. Samsung, LG). The second option is a week of learning in the teaching discipline which is geared towards students wishing to teach abroad. This program is open to any student at LMC and will be offered again next year. This year, all students happen to have a business background and have opted to take the fourth additional week in business. All students will receive six credit hours in this discipline. The entire business division is very proud of our young ambassadors and are excited to hear of their endeavors.
We hope you will follow our blog this summer to keep up with our exploits. Hopefully each of our students will have a chance to share their experiences with all of you. Stay tuned for what will be a life changing experience for us all!