SUNY Fredonia has signed a 1+3 Program agreement with Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) in South Korea that will ultimately bring 120 to 160 qualified Korean students to SUNY Fredonia to study for three of their four years of college.
Beginning in the Spring 2012 semester, HUFS will send 40 or more students per year to the Fredonia campus to study as full-time students. The students will select any major and will be supported by the International Education Center in their transition to the Fredonia community.
This program was initially developed by HUFS, an institute with similar program in place at nineteen other universities in the United States. The purpose of this program is to offer qualified Korean students an opportunity to study general edcuation courses given by professors from HUFS, while improving their academic English skills at the same time.
Officials from HUFS will recruit the first class of Fredonia students beginning this November, after students have taken the college entrance national examinations. The students will begin their studies at HUFS in March, focusing on general education courses pre-selected by HUFS and SUNY Fredonia, and intensive English reading, speaking, listening, and writing. Upon completion of one year at HUFS and three years at SUNY Fredonia, students will receive a bachelor's degree from SUNY Fredonia.