Chinese study abroad program in South Korea to expand

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Reuters) – A Chinese university is set to offer a study abroad programme in South Korean cities to help Chinese and Korean students to boost their knowledge, industry and skills, the government said on Tuesday.

China has a long history of promoting its own research abroad programmes, including its own university, which was founded in 1788 in the southern city of Guangzhou and was given a name in 1797.

The government said the university would be located in Seoul and offer its services for the first time.

It said the aim of the programme would be to help students to increase their knowledge and industry, improve their skills and improve their living standards.

The programme would include an internship, a course in language, literature and cultural studies and a course for the students in a vocational or technical training program.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said China is an important partner for the development of South Korea, which has become a key player in China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative, which aims to link East and West Asia.