In 2012 Stony Brook University, in partnership with SUNY and the Korean government, established the first American university on Korean soil. Nearly three years later, the school is growing with more students and offering more majors. Students can now earn BS, MS and doctoral degrees in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Technology and Society.
Unique to the undergraduate program at SUNY Korea is that students are required to spend a year (two semesters) on the Stony Brook University campus. The first class of undergraduate SUNY Korea students arrived at Stony Brook in fall 2014 and recently finished their first semester on campus.
These pioneering 38 students, all Technological Systems Management majors, have quickly acclimated to life on an American campus, joining student organizations, exercising in the Campus Recreation Center, cheering on the Seawolves athletic teams, participating in the Undergraduate Colleges’ Commons Day, and making friends from all over the world. They have even dined with President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, at a special event at his home.
Even more is planned for the Spring 2015 semester, as students will build boats for the Roth Pond Regatta, share their knowledge during the annual URECA celebration, compete in the Battle of the Undergraduate Colleges, and continue their studies with new classes available to them only here at Stony Brook.
Recently, the University brought together five SUNY Korea students to talk about their experiences in Korea and Stony Brook. To learn more about them, watch the video: