AJOU Visit

The SCC International Education Office hosted a group of 20 students from Ajou Motor College, Boryeong, South Korea, accompanied by Professor Seong Cheol Choi, here to attend a two-week program (June 29 – July 13, 2012) that combined Automotive training, ESL training, and visits to several  of the Puget Sound region’s premier commercial and cultural destinations.  The Ajou Motor College, parallel to Shoreline’s Automotive Center, is a top school for automotive technical training in South Korea.

Our Ajou guests were tutored in some of the finer points of automotive system analysis by Janos Szablya, and received ESL training by Betsy Binnian.  The group made several field trips, including:

–          Kenworth/PACCAR Truck Manufacturing Plant, Renton

–          Lexus of Bellevue auto dealership

–          Lee John Chevrolet, Kirkland, auto dealership

–          LeMay Automotive Museum, Tacoma

–          Boeing Future of Flight Center, Everett

–          Museum of Flight, Renton

–          Pike Place Market, Seattle

–          Tillicum Village, Blake Island

Based on preliminary feedback by the students reported to Professor Choi, it seems that they were very satisfied with the program.  They thought the automotive and ESL training programs were excellent.  They enjoyed the field visits, and especially enjoyed the opportunities to interact with U.S. students in some of the classes and on field trips.  Their only complaint was that two weeks was not long enough, they would rather the program be three or four weeks!

Larry Fuell

Director, Global Affairs Center

International Education

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