LHU exchange students from Chungnam National University in Daejon, South Korea, got their first
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Downtown Lock Haven will notice a new group of international students in town as Lock Haven University welcomes twenty-two students from LHU’s newest exchange partner, Chungnam National University (CNU) located in Daejon, South Korea. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
The students are studying everything from business to English and are being supported with scholarships by the Korean government to study for one semester or one year at LHU. Three LHU students will be traveling to CNU this semester, and have been awarded room and board scholarships and travel grants to study in Korea for the spring semester.
CNU coordinator Mr. Haesok Park accompanied the students to Lock Haven for a first-hand view of the community and campus, “Lock Haven is small, but a very traditional American city and being here will be an excellent chance for our students to understand a different culture.”
Mr. Park was also impressed with the convenient location of the Keystone State, “My students can really concentrate on their studies during the week and can travel to visit big cities like New York and Washington, D.C. when they have vacation.”
The students will be participating in various campus clubs and will also be volunteering in the community. Many of the Korean students are Christian and look forward to attending church in the Lock Haven community.
For further information about LHU’s exchange partnerships, contact Dr. Jennifer Creamer, dean of the Institute for International Studies, 570-484-2140.