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South Korean students learn from San Angelo ISD

Students in ASU exchange program

San Angelo, TX - For the fourth year,  Angelo State University is hosting South Korean students from Gongju University.
They'll be spending time in San Angelo ISD classrooms to learn about the United States education system and culture.

Lori Barton, principal for Fort Concho Elementary explained further saying, "[these students are] from South Korea from Gongju University and this is the fourth year that the students have actually gotten [to] come to the United States to work with Angelo State University and San Angelo ISD, and coming into elementary schools and viewing the teaching strategies and methodologies of our elementary teachers." 

The 39 South Korean students, who are studying to become teachers, attended a welcoming reception at the LaGrand building on the ASU campus.

One student, Yoojin Kim, spoke about what got her interested in the program: "I got interested in this program because I wanted to learn more about the education systems around the world," said Kim. "So I had the chance to visit the United States for learning their education system so I want to have many challenges and I want to learn many things for our Korea education."

While here, working with students and living with host families, the Korean students have learned a lot about the U.S. Yoojin was specifically impressed with certain aspects of the U.S. education system. "It's very interesting to know that [the states] are having very independent education systems," said Kim. "So it was very interesting. I was impressed by the special education in the United States education system so I want to learn more about that."

Next up for the Korean students is a trip to the San Angelo Rodeo and Stockshow.

 



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