TIQ’s Study Queensland team met with representatives from Korea’s Keimyung College University (KMCU) last month to discuss potential educational opportunities for Korean students ahead of 20 KMCU students commencing a new 4-week study program.

The program at James Cook University Brisbane is part of the Korea Ministry of Education’s Innovation Support Initiative.

It is the result of memorandums of understanding (MOUs) JCUB and Sarina Russo Institute recently signed with KMCU.

Study Queensland Executive Director Shannon Willoughby said Queensland’s long-term relationship with KMCU continues to flourish.

‘KMCU has been developing deep relationships with Queensland educational institutions since 2009 and their 2 latest MOUs are testament to KMCU’s continued commitment to Queensland,’ she said.

‘Study Queensland looks forward to welcoming more Korean students to study in Queensland at a wide variety of educational institutions.’

Ms Willoughby said KMCU President Seung-Ho Park was looking forward to sending students to Queensland through the Korean Government funded K-Move and other programs, including for Taekwondo-related activities.

‘KMCU sees great potential to combine study and work projects given the strong Queensland tourism industry and related job opportunities, as well as new flights from Korea to the Gold Coast,’ she said.

‘Mr Park was impressed with Brisbane as a destination for students and is very keen to create new opportunities to work with Study Queensland.’

As a top-tier college university in Korea, KMCU receives government grants to send students abroad.

Mr Park met with representatives from Sarina Russo Institute, JCUB, Southern Cross University, Central Queensland University and Le Cordon Bleu during a visit to Brisbane and the Gold Coast on 19–22 January.

The 20 KMCU students arrived to start their 4-week study block at JCUB on 20 January.

They will be studying intensive English language courses and undertaking internships in fields including hotel management, engineering and design during their time in Brisbane.

International education and training is identified as one of Queensland’s most important services exports under the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017-2020.

Study Queensland offers a range of grants and other programs to support, develop and promote Queensland’s international education and training sector.