20 college students dispatched to Korea under the UAE Youth Ambassadors ProgramJun 26, 2012 - 07:00 -
Abu Dhabi, 26 June 2012 (WAM) - To emphasize the growing importance of the strategic partnership between the United Arab Emirates and South Korea, the UAE Young Ambassador Program has been launched. The program, scheduled to take place between June 28th - July 21nd, is sponsored by the Crown Prince Court of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (CPC).
The program's objective is to equip, develop and prepare young Emiratis to take on prominent future roles in core sectors, lead key partnerships and strengthen engagement between the UAE and South Korea.
The UAE Young Ambassador Program is jointly administered by CPC, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UAE Embassy in South Korea, in close coordination with the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The 20 UAE participating students represent 6 national universities, namely HCT, Khalifa University of Science, Technology '&' Research (KUSTAR), Petroleum Institute, UAEU, ADU and Zayed University. The program will comprise the following four main activities: - Intensive Korean language training.
- Full-immersion experience of Korean culture and values, including visits to significant Korean cultural and heritage sites.
- Study tour of Korean government entities and institutions, including the Office of the President, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, and Ministry of Knowledge Economy, in order to have the students exposed to the best practices in administration and governance at prominent public organizations.
- Visits to key Korean industrial sectors (such as KEPCO nuclear plant, Korea Airspace Industry(KAI), Samsung, Hyundai, etc.) aiming to reinforce the UAE-Korea relations in the private sector.