College Welcomes Students from Dankook University
Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication welcomed students and a professor from South Korea’s Dankook University to campus on Monday morning. Their visit is a follow-up trip to the one made during Spring 2015 in which 16 CCI students each produced an individual multimedia project in the International Storytelling course.
The Kent State students — whose majors included journalism, digital media and communication — were hosted by Dankook University while in Korea in March. Now, CCI students will guide Dankook representatives throughout the campus and community as they develop their own stories. The Dankook students will focus on local, state and national politics, especially Ohio’s role in the election process in the United States.
JMC Director Thor Wasbotten has seen the changes in students who have studied abroad.
“They now understand that we are no longer in an insulated environment,” he said.
The students from Dankook said they were grateful for the opportunity to work with the Kent State students. One student said he was thankful for the opportunity for him and his peers to participate in this “precious project.”
This was the fifth year JMC took students abroad to tell stories on an international scale. Previous websites created during the International Storytelling course include: DatelineSeoul (2015), DatelineBaltics (2014), DatelineBrazil (2013), DatelineDelhi (2012) and DatelineShanghai (2011).
by Gabrielle Woodard