Lamar University student Kirby Clayton studied abroad at Seoul Tech during the spring as part of a bilateral program in which two South Korean students came to Beaumont, Texas.
The program was set up in 2015 under the Study Abroad Office and adjunct professor in industrial engineering Tae Hoon Kim.
“We saw the need to offer engineering courses abroad,” Lamar Study Abroad Coordinator Brittney Crossley said. "Couple that with the excellent standard of higher education in South Korea and the strong student services offered at Seoul Tech, and establishing a true bilateral exchange agreement was an obvious move.”
For Clayton, this program offered a chance to study outside of the U.S. She has stated that she is enthusiastic about travel.
“I have always dreamed of working internationally and traveling,” Clayton said. “In a few years, I see myself residing in some other part of the world, bringing technology to other areas and helping them develop the industry.”
Lamar's Study Abroad Office aims to offer many possibilities for majors and programs in several different countries. The school has three bilateral programs and 17 programs led by faculty members, in addition to 180 Lamar students who are expected to go abroad during the upcoming school year.