Korean students mull possibility of furthering studies in Brunei

|    James Kon    |

LOOKING at the possibility to further their studies in Brunei Darussalam, five Korean students with their parents, who are on an education familiarisation trip, visited Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) yesterday morning.

The trip, organised by Sinar Holdings and an initiative by the Korea-Brunei Friendship Association (KBFA), aimed to show the visitors the local culture and lifestyle, and attract more Korean students to study in the Sultanate.

The Korean students toured UBD’s facilities to view the infrastructure and understand the services offered, as well as the education system.

Aside from UBD, other Bruneian higher education institutions, such as Laksamana College of Business (LCB) and Jerudong International School (JIS) also have potential in drawing Korean students who are post-high school, aged between 17-23 years.

A visitor, 20-year-old Kim Hu-jae, said, “I felt that UBD is a highly competitive university that provides a lot of support for its students. I hope to apply to study engineering here.

Touching on Brunei, he commented, “The country possesses a good natural environment, and the people are very friendly and kind.”

Another Korean student, Kim Jih-ye, 22, said, “I think I can study at UBD to achieve my goal. It has a good education system and a nice environment.” She added that she wanted to take up the study of arts in UBD.

Kim Yeon-soo said, “It’s a quiet university and I can focus on my studies here, and improve my English skills by talking to the students as well.”

She also hoped more Koreans would visit Brunei.

Kim Jih-ye, Kim Yeon-soo and Kim Hu-jae during the visit. – JAMES KON