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3 days


Students meet their American pen pal and explore cultural similarities/differences


Advising & ambassadors


Incheon International High School, Granite School District

PROGRAM description

The Global Campus Program is a long-term partnership between the University of Utah’s Office for Global Engagement, Granite School District and Incheon International High School (IIHS) in South Korea. The experience offers Korean and American high school students a chance to investigate cultural similarities and differences, explore academic opportunities and build international friendships. During the Utah tour, students from IIHS spend two school days attending high school classes with the friends they met by email months before.

In the afternoons, the U welcomes the entire group—around 250 students combined—to campus for advising visits and cultural understanding sessions, including a lively evening of student produced K-Pop dancing. U students volunteer as ambassadors and share their insider’s perspective of what makes the Utah experience unique. “This is now a school tradition. We can’t imagine our school without this program. Some students say their school life begins again and they have bigger dreams after this trip,” said faculty member Choi Dongseok.

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