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ETSU begins exchanges with universities in China, South Korea, and India

Monday, October 27, 2008JOHNSON CITY— East Tennessee State University has entered into several exchange agreements with institutions in other nations.

A unique arrangement with Shenyang Normal University in China calls not only for student, faculty and cultural exchanges, but establishes a collaborative Paleontology Field School as part of an ETSU summer study abroad experience. ETSU students will visit fossil sites in Beipiao City, Jiayin County and the Fushun coal mines to collect and study fossils at each venue.

An exchange program has been established with Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea. The school was founded in 1954 by leaders of the Northern Presbyterian Church of the United States and enrolls some 27,000 students.

Daegu, the fourth largest city in South Korea, has a population of 2.5 million. It sits in a basin surrounded by low mountains, is the home of three U.S. military bases, and is considered the home of Korean baseball.

An agreement has also been arranged with Kalasalingam University in India’s southern state of Tamilnadu.

Located in a rural area and surrounded by mountains, the university was founded in 1998 and enrolls 10,000 students. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs in such areas as basic sciences, computer science, civil and electronics engineering, information technology, and biotechnology.

For further information about these exchanges and other ETSU study abroad programs, contact Maria Costa of the ETSU Office of International Programs at (423) 439-7737 or


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