My misfortune led to fortune. Applying to be an exchange student, I never expected to go to Brunei. I applied for a university located in Florida, the United States and dreamed of basking in the sunshine on a blue beach. However, after getting selected as an exchange student for fall semester, 2012, I was presented with only few options. Among them, I chose Prague, Czech Republic, as it is famous for being a romantic city. I prepared for the journey to Prague but all of a sudden the International Office gave me bad news. They encountered an unexpected problem with the university in Prague, so I could only go there for one semester, not for one year. I was embarrassed and disappointed as my plan collapsed. However, they suggested going to another place for the other semester. I looked at the bad news as an opportunity. Seeing the list of available places with a fluttering heart, Brunei caught my attention.
From May 29th to 31th, the school festival, Chungpa festival, was held on SMU. During the festival, many events and programs were held by Student Council. On the first day, there were some programs su
On May 21st, 11 a.m, at the Samsung Convention Center of Centennial Hall, there was the 107th anniversary ceremony as SMU was founded on May 22nd, 1906. During the ceremony, there were a brief introdu
On May 13th, the Sookmyung Leadership Group Festival was held in the Queen Sunheon Square from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There were 27 booths of the leadership groups, the special school clubs of SMU, working
On April 10th, the Flea Market was held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Queen Sunheon building square, and on 11th in the Second Campus. This bazaar was held under SMU and minisum which is an Inte
On April 5th, 2 p. m, there was library guidance at the Central Library, conducted especially for foreign students. Several foreign students participated, including Vietnamese, Ugandan and Saudi Arabi
“Are you going there to study, not for a vacation?” My friends asked the question again and again. This is because of the fact that Hawaii is a famous place for tourism. I also was aware of the fact, and worried that I would not study when I got the message from the Sookmyung’s Office of International Affairs about the Global Best Program. However, now asI finished the program, I am glad that participated.
We Have Two CampusesWith a crosswalk at the center, there are two SMU campuses on the left and right side. The 1st campus is on the left side and the 2nd campus is on the right side from the Sookmyung
Lingua Express, which is a language institute at SMU and offers various language programs, organized a few English studying programs for Sookmyungians in March. They offered these programs for our stu
Every student has imagined studying abroad while enjoying exotic atmosphere and developing language skills as well as studying their major. Living amidst an internationalizing world, we sometimes feel pressure or stress to make a career abroad. However, you can find the chance to go abroad very easily. Look around at SMU, as there are many and various global programs for students. The Sookmyung Times covered Office of International Affairs, which is in charge of all global programs at SMU.