UCCS hosts Korean youth for summer enrichment camp

Anthony Shull, College of Education, (719) 255-7528

Twenty-five South Korean youngsters will spend four weeks at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs attending a summer camp focused on improving the students’ knowledge of English and American culture.

The children, ages eight to 13, are accompanied by four faculty members from the Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village and Yeungjin College of Daegu South Korea, arrived at UCCS July 18 and will be on campus until mid-August.

The summer camp consists of 20 hours a week of English language classes as studied across the content areas of math, science, history, music, and art. The students will also participate in cultural and recreation activities in the afternoons as well as weekend field trips. The camp is sponsored by the Office of Global Programs of the UCCS College of Education. UCCS is partnering with local educators and summer camp coordinators whom have all either spent time working in Korea or have experience teaching Korean children.

The Children’s Summer Enrichment Camp is an extension program of the current Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village and the UCCS College of Education partnership with Yeungjin College of Daegu, South Korea. Information on the Daegu English Village can be found at: http://www.uccs.edu/coe/international/dgev.html or by contacting Anthony Shull, Office of Global Programs, (719) 255-7528.

The UCCS College of Education is accredited by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education. In 2008, the college received the highest level accreditation possible. The college enrolls more than 400 undergraduate and graduate students each semester in areas of study such as special education, counseling, curriculum and instruction and leadership. The college also provides professional development for hundreds of practicing educators throughout the region.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. The University offers 36 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s and five doctoral degrees. The campus enrolls about 9,000 students annually.