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Adventist University of the Philippines and SUMOK EDU CO., Ltd. Sign Partnership to Enhance International Education

by | Feb 27, 2024

In a significant move towards fostering international academic collaboration, the Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) and Sumok Edu. Co., Ltd. (SUMOK) has inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to increase the presence of South Korean students at the University on February 26, 2024.

AUP President Dr. Arceli Rosario extended a warm welcome to SUMOK for their vision to increase the number of students who are citizens of South Korea in the University by promoting the University’s campus-based undergraduate programs, graduate, and medical programs.

SUMOK CEO Yong Ho Choi echoed Dr. Rosario’s remarks and enthusiasm for the educational partnership. Development Communication Chair Dr. Juvy Lou Bhattrai served as the ceremony interpreter.

In-House Legal Counsel Atty. Gizelle Fugoso led the signing process and facilitated the agreement’s formalization, symbolizing both parties’ commitment toward shared objectives. Following the ceremonial signing, key stakeholders elaborated on the contents and cooperation plan outlined within the MOA, especially for medicine programs and allied health education.

VP Academics Dr. Gracel Ann Saban; VP Student Services Dr. Julio Amurao; VP Finance Mrs. Aileenmae Silverio; College of Dentistry Dean Dr. Herminiano Subido, Jr.; College of Education Dean Dr. Jeremiah Fameronag; College of Medicine Dean Dr. Doris Mendoza, College of Nursing Dean Dr. Ray Caagbay, Student Recruitment Officer Ardelma Sarmiento, College of Medicine Admission Officer Dr. Ann Dorado were present during the MOA Signing.

As part of the engagement, SOMUK embarked on a tour with the College of Nursing, College of Medicine, and College of Dentistry. SUMOK Education Research Director Sumin Lee foreshadowed to the faculty in the respective colleges that students from South Korea will come and look forward to establishing good relationships with its students. Min Gu Lee, a 6th-year student from the College of Dentistry, served as the interpreter during the tour.
The partnership between AUP and SUMOK EDU CO., Ltd. is a significant step towards fostering global academic partnerships and international relations with South Korea.


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