Hibsman Selected for Korea Visiting Scholar Program

Posted on 2/1/2016 10:53:38 AM

The IUP Office of International Education is proud to announce that Tim Hibsman of the English Department was selected to participate in the Visiting Scholar Program at Kyungpook National University in summer 2016. KNU selected the individuals, and they were notified via e-mail.

Only 14 professors worldwide were chosen to participate ant teach at KNU in Daegu, South Korea. Hibsman will be teaching international sports relations. The course examines a variety of topics related to international sports, including leadership/coaching, advertising, politics, health, and influence of the Olympics and World Cup. American and international films and articles will be introduced and analyzed covering various sports concepts as the setting, a body of symbolism, a competition, the agent of divine wrath, a human challenge, a means of escape, and a reason to reflect on the human relationship to health and sports.  

The purpose of this program is to encourage collaboration between partner institutions and provide a special international education experience for KNU students. It is also hoped that visiting scholars will explore possible research links with their host department during their stay at KNU and encourage further collaboration on student and faculty levels once they return to their own institution.

More information for students can be found on the IUP Education Abroad Kyungpook Global Summer School or by contacting the Education Abroad advisor, Andy Kent, at akent@iup.edu.