International Internships as a Means to Stimulate Student Learning: A Korean Perspective

By Nicole Shipton.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper argues for the need to develop International Internships within Korea in
order to stimulate student learning. International Internships, a form of task-based
learning, are not only valuable in terms of the technical skills acquired while engaged
in the task at hand, but they can also serve to enhance students’ cross cultural
awareness on a variety of levels. A group of first and second year students at a
community college in South Korea are surveyed to determine their perceptions on
International Internships. This paper explores the findings revealed from this survey
and what the findings mean in terms of the context of International Education within
Korea.

Keywords: International Education

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp.19-24. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 583.244KB).

Dr. Nicole Shipton

Visiting Professor, English Department, Induk Institute of Technology, Seoul, South Korea

Currently I am working on a PhD in Korean Studies in International Education at Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea. I have taught in the Korean educational system for 10 years, and having experienced first hand the effects of International Education in the role of both an educator and student, I am very interested in the perceptions behind those engaging in this sort of endeavor on an academic level. I have currently completed the coursework for the PhD and am now engaged in the dissertation stage. As an educator, I have worked for the Seoul Ministry of Education at Shinsao Middle School teacher, Sunchon National University and currently, at Induk Institute of Technology as a full-time visiting professor. Prior to my Korean expereince I also taught in Turkey at Isik University. My interest is to develop further this unexplored area of International Internships within Korea in the future.

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