College of Business Students Win Full Scholarships to South Korea Summer School


Laragh Healy (B.Sc. Marketing), Dr. Eoghan O Grady (Programme Chair), Pearl Suen (B.Sc. Business and Law), Daniel Uzice (B.Sc. Business and Management) and Dr. Kate Ui Ghallachoir (Head of School of Marketing)

Two College of Business students – Pearl Suen (B.Sc. Business and Law Year 2) and Daniel Uzice (B.Sc. Business and Management Year 2) - have been granted full scholarships to attend the 2013 International Business School at Pukyong University in Busan, South Korea … one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea with a student body of 25,000 students including more than 100 international students from 60 countries. 

Dr. Eoghan O Grady (Programme Chair B.Sc. Business and Management and B.Sc. Business and Law) when congratulating Pearl and Daniel on winning the scholarships highlighted the opportunity to experience Korean culture, to participate in an inspiring academic environment and to make new friends from all around the world.

The Summer School includes modules in International Business, Korean Language and Culture, Cultural Exchange, Diving and Yachting.  Cultural activities and field trips include a Korean Tea Ceremony (Dado), Martial Arts (Taekwondo) and Korean Drumming (Samulnori).  Larragh Healy (B.Sc. Marketing) who participated in the School in 2012 described the experience as “amazing … the great experiences ranged from visits to traditional village and ancient temples to playing Korean instruments, learning calligraphic painting and cooking traditional dishes not to mention the opportunity to interact with students from so many countries – it’s fantastic”.

At the Scolarship Announcement Ceremony, Head of School of Marketing at the College of Business, Dr. Kate Ui Ghallachoir emphasised the vital importance of such opportunities for College of Business students as they look to transition into a multicultural, diverse and global graduate labour market and confirmed that this exchange opportunity is just one of many that are open to College of Business students.  School of Marketing students will also participate in year long exchange programmes with other universities in South Korea including Yonsei University and in many other countries including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Mexico, United States and across Europe.  

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