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Sung-Yeon Park
From the Mud Hens to the art museum and the auto industry, a group of 14 young women from Korea will learn about United States media industry and culture during a 10-day stay at BGSU.

The Media and Communication International Summer Institute will be held July 5-14 and will feature a rich mix of academic presentations, hands-on media production workshops, public speaking coaching and field trips around the region.

Dr. Sung-Yeon Park, telecommunications, has organized the institute. Park made a connection with Sookmyung Women's University (SMU) in Seoul, South Korea, during her 2012 faculty improvement leave.

"SMU is an elite women's college that has for many years offered its students international trips, but they wanted something more academic," Park said. "We can provide an interesting, multifaceted program. Our faculty has always placed an emphasis on teaching and maintaining strong ties to industry along with our research. And being located where we are, we have access to Google Ann Arbor, which oversees almost all the advertising operations for the company, plus powerful advertising agencies in Detroit and Dearborn that are tied to the auto industry."


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