In July 2013, a completion ceremony will be held for the 2012 HUFS-KOICA Scholarship Program at the HUFS Seoul Campus.
The HUFS-KOICA Scholarship Program began in 2010 and has been operated by the Graduate School of International Area Studies at HUFS with the support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The program invites incumbent public officials from the countries on which Korea focuses its official development assistance, provides opportunities for them to understand Korea’s experience in economic development and trains them on appropriate development strategies to address changes in the international environment in an effort to nurture core specialists that will lead the development of their home countries.
To this end, a total of 37 trainees visited HUFS from various countries such as Jordan, Cameroon, Egypt, Nepal, Peru, Kazakhstan and Mongolia in the summer of 2012. As of now, HUFS has 20 such trainees enrolled in its English course and 17 in its French course.
The program is recognized by its trainees as a successful program for running a curriculum linked to trainees and their home countries based on HUFS’ foreign language education capability and accumulated experience in area studies.
In particular, the French course is highly acclaimed for its expansion of subject countries to French speaking countries in the West Africa by going beyond the limit of the program that primarily focused on English-speaking developing countries.
The trainees graduating from the program this coming July will return to their home countries to be major talents and lead the economic development of their countries based on their knowledge obtained through the program.