UCR leaders visit South Korea to discuss educational partnerships

November 8, 2022
Author: University Communications
November 8, 2022

A delegation of UC Riverside campus leaders traveled to South Korea last month, meeting with government and educational officials to discuss international partnerships.

The trip, from Oct. 20 to 29, included Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Watkins and College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Daryle Williams in their first international trips representing UCR. The group also included Marko Princevac, vice provost of International Affairs; Jun Wang, assistant provost of Strategic Initiatives and International Recruitment; David Dai, associate director of Strategic Initiatives and International Recruitment; and Irene Song, associate director of graduate admissions for the School of Business.

During the visit, the group discussed student mobility with Ministry of Education officials, met with presidents and deans at several major universities to discuss educational and research collaborations, and attended recruitment fairs. They visited Jeju, Seoul, and Gangnam, a sister city of Riverside.

Their itinerary included a visit to Yonsei University in Seoul, where they met a UCR student studying there through the UC Education Abroad Program. South Korea is a popular destination for students in the Education Abroad program.