Expanding Competitive Strength in an Era of (Interna- tionalization) and Globalization
Many alumni of Dong-A University are actively participating globally in the world-wide society. Dong-A University is linked with 162 universities and research institutes in 25 countries to develop competencies required by globalization. DAU is dispatching over 1,000 students to a number of countries including the USA, UK, Germany, France, Australia, China, and Singapore through overseas programs including; student exchange, dual degree, summer session, overseas internship, language training, and cultural exploration programs. Furthermore, in 2009 the school opened Global Zone. It is a place where foreign and Korean students can interact, and provides an environment where students can make themselves familiar with foreign languages through related programs such as the 1:1 mentoring program with the foreign students enrolled in Dong-A University and exchange students invited to the school.
Bridgehead for Vitalizing Exchange between Vietnam and Korea
Korean Language Center in Vietnam
Dong-A University has been operating 'Dong-A University Korean Language Center' inside Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City from November 2012. The Korean Language Center was established to help Vietnamese people learn the Korean language and understand Korean culture and it is expected to play a vital role as a bridgehead for talented Vietnamese people wanting to find opportunities in Korean companies in Vietnam and in Korea and also vitalize the exchange between the two countries
Place for Various Cultural Exchanges and Acquisition of Knowledge
Dong-A University with its customized programs and excellent support for foreign students was selected for the 2013 GKS (Global Korea "Scholarship") hosted by the National Institute for International Education. Dong-A University operates educational programs customized for individual foreign students through its systematic educational system, effective support for foreign students, and Korean Language Courses for all levels of students to enable them to concentrate on their studies.
International Exchange Program
1. Exchange Student
Students of Dong-A University can study in a sister university for a minimum of 1 semester to at most 1 year. Tuition fees will be substituted with the tuition the student paid to Dong-A University. A number of students have the chance to study in sister universities around the world each semester.
2. Dual Degree System
The dual degree s ys tem is for passionate undergraduate students who wish to complete courses at Dong-A University and at an accommo- dating sister university. Students in this program will receive a bachelor's degree from both univer- sities.
3. Overseas Language Study Program
The overseas language study program allows students to learn a foreign language in a sister university during the break or regular semester. Also, this gives students the opportunity to have direct experience of foreign culture.
4. Overseas Internship
Students joining the overseas internship program can work as interns at an overseas company or university. This program was provided to help students build up field experience related to their majors and to develop international competence.
5. Semester-Long Dispatch Program
The semester-long dispatch program was designed to give students more opportunities to study abroad. Students can take language course or courses related with their majors in sister universities for a semester. Students will have the same status as an exchange student during the course except they are exempt from paying tuition fees at the corresponding school.
6. Overseas Volunteer Services
Students can participate in various volunteer services in European countries and Yanbian, China during summer and winter breaks. By providing volunteer services in different cultural environments, students will learn about humanity and mutual respect, as well as international understanding.
7. Short-term Student Exchange Program
Dong-A University with sister universities operate 1-week exchange programs. Through these programs, students can gain some understanding of both cultures and also strengthen the ties of friendship between these two countries.
8. Korean Language Course in Summer Session
The Korean Language Course held during the Summer Session is a short 2~3-week program and it provides the students of our sister schools with the opportunity to learn Korean language and culture. Basic Korean language courses and seminars related with the Korean economy/society/ culture will be provided. Also, foreign students and the students of Dong-A University can become friends with each other through the program.