The College of Health and School of Nursing at Clayton State University will once again be welcoming colleagues and friends from Daejeon Health Sciences University of Daejeon, South Korea.
Clayton State will be hosting 16 Daejeon students and Professor of Nursing Dr. Cho Meekyung from Jan. 12, 2015 to Feb. 6, 2015. The last visit to Clayton State from Daejeon saw Meekyung and 15 students spend four weeks in Morrow in July 2014, learning English as a second language and medical terminology, and experiencing health care in area hospitals and community agencies.
The initial Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Clayton State and Daejeon Health Sciences University, signed in March 2013, served as a future general framework for exactly this type of inter-institutional cooperation between Clayton State and Daejeon. Step two in the process came in May 2014, when Clayton State President Dr. Thomas Hynes and Dean of the College of Health Dr. Lisa Eichelberger visited Daejeon to finalize the details for visits to Clayton State by Daejeon nurse cohorts.
“We so enjoyed working and being with the South Korean faculty and students this past July, that we can’t wait to meet our new students this January,” says Eichelberger. “This visit, more of our Clayton State nursing students will be in class and will have the opportunity to interact with our South Korean students, which will make it more fun for all. We are expecting all of our students to enjoy it even more this time around.
“We have learned a lot from the first experience and made changes so the program should be even better than last time. I personally can’t wait to meet the new students and welcome them to Georgia!”