South Korean students visit UNK to study English, criminal justice

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By SARA GIBONEY
UNK Communications

KEARNEY – Ten students from South Korea recently studied English and the American criminal justice system at the University of Nebraska at Kearney during a visit organized by the Criminal Justice Department and Office of International Education.

The students, who are from Hallym University in South Korea, lived on campus for three weeks while they attended classes at UNK and explored Nebraska and Colorado.

_S2A2894“We hope that the students were able to widen their global perspective,” said Jake Kim, enrollment and recruitment specialist for International Education. “Here at UNK, we want to be more global as well. Hopefully, these students or others from their university will want to study here.”

The students took English classes through the English Language Institute at UNK. They also took criminal justice courses designed specifically for them by UNK professors. The classes included United States vs. Korean Policing, Criminal Law and Court, the United States Prison System and Criminology Theories.

The students, who came to learn English and experience American culture, are current international studies majors or law students at their school in South Korea.

“It gives us a good opportunity to promote UNK to those students and their school in South Korea,” said Kyung Yon Jhi, assistant professor of criminal justice.

Jhi said UNK is an ideal place for international students to study because Kearney is a safe community and students can easily practice their English language skills.

Currently, there are 88 students from South Korea enrolled at UNK.

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Source: Kyung Yon Jhi, 308.865.8777, jhiky@unk.edu
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529, giboneys2@unk.edu

Criminal justice lecturer Gary Smith meets with students from Hallym University in South Korea who spent three weeks at UNK studying English and the American criminal justice system.
Criminal justice lecturer Gary Smith meets with students from Hallym University in South Korea who spent three weeks at UNK studying English and the American criminal justice system.

 

 

 

 

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