-The Ministry of Education (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Sang-kon KIM) together with the National Institute for International Education (NIIED) (President, Kidong SONG) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Mexico (Ambassador, Bee-ho CHUN) held the first Studying in Korea Exhibition in Mexico City, Mexico, from September 2-3, 2-17.
The purpose of this Exhibition is to attract outstanding international students and promote internationalization of higer education based on collaboration between NIIED and Korean universities, providing information about university admissions and life in Korea.
-Busan University along with six other universities participated in this Exhibition.
Each of the participating universities offered information about the university and provided university admissions counseling services during the Exhibition. They also organized a meeting with faculties from Mexican universities, and discussed about educational exchange programs such as student and professor exchange programs.
-Among all countries in Central and South America, Mexico is a country known to have high interest in Korea due to the Korean wave, and is one of the countries with the highest number of outbound international students studying in Korea.
More than 2,000 students came to the Exhibition, of whom will have an important role in promoting the Korean education wave.
In particular, this Exhibition was organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Mexico's active support, which has shown a great exmample of cooperation between NIIED and Embassy.
-The Ministry of Education and NIIED will continue to make efforts to facilitate studying abroad programs, beyond its quantitative expansion.
In 2017, studying in Korea was presented to 11 countries (14 cities). In 2018, more efforts will be made to analyze the current status and develop necessary strategies to attract more international students to Korea.
-Kidong SONG, President of NIIED said, "I hope the Studying in Korean Exhibition in Mexico will promote educational exchanges between the two countries."
And further added, "NIIED will facilitate diverse programs in collaboration with Central and South America in order to achieve the goal of attracting 200,000 international students to Korea by 2023.
* Unofficial Translation