(L-R) Juliet Hidalgo, CSULB Senior Communications Strategist; Dr. Brian Jersky, CSULB Provost and Senior VP; and Ho-Sung Chang, President of Dankook University

CSULB Senior Vice President and Provost Brian Jersky and Senior Communications Strategist Juliet Hidalgo visited South Korea to celebrate Dankook University’s 70th Anniversary in November 2017. The celebration honored guests, alumni, and faculty from the top-tier university, which is a key partner of CSULB’s Education Abroad student exchange programs in Asia.

Over the past 10 years, Dankook University and CSULB have enjoyed a successful collaboration, with more than 100 students enjoying exchange opportunities across both campuses. For example, a short-term program took CSULB students to Dankook last summer, where they took four weeks' worth of classes in Korean language, culture, history, politics, and business.

Dankook University was founded in 1947, as the first four-year private college established after Korea's independence. CSULB is one of more than 90 universities from 30 countries worldwide that have an international presence at Dankook.

“This exchange program partnership enables students to experience a culture different than their own,' said CSULB Senior Vice President and Provost Brian Jersky, ' and see their potential to positively impact not only a neighborhood, a community, or a state; but the world.”

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