SkyLife, BBC World Offer
UK Tour to 12 Korean Students
SkyLife, Korea’s multi-channel digital satellite broadcaster (President & CEO, Dongkoo Surh, www.skylife.co.kr) announced the list of 12 successful applicants for the 2nd BBC World English Scholarship on 10th of July, 2007.
BBC World offers free round-trip air tickets to the UK, tuition fees, textbooks and accommodations to the 12 participants in the scholarship program.
BBC World English Scholarship was founded in 2006 jointly by SkyLife and BBC World, the 24-hour international news channel, in commemoration of launching BBC World in Korea via SkyLife platform.
All of the 12 participants are university students having various backgrounds majoring in English language & literature, computer engineering and politics, etc. They have taken English essay test and interview for the scholarship program. The participants will take the placement tests before joining the one-month course at Stafford House School of English in Canterbury, England.
Dongkoo Surh, President & CEO of SkyLife said, “I do hope all the participants genuinely make full use of their opportunities for various cultural as well as English learning experiences.”
Jonghoon Yoon, a French major of Seoul National University who is one of the 12 participants in the program, said, “I’m honored to be selected through fierce competition. I do appreciate SkyLife and BBC World for giving us this precious chances and I would like to enjoy every second of my stay in England during the program period.”
In another program to commemorate the BBC World launching in Korea, SkyLife operates another scholarship course, jointly with the British Embassy, in the name of ‘BBC World-SkyLife Chevening Scholarship,’ which supports tuition fees and living expenses in the UK for two selected graduate school students specializing in media related study.
※Attachment. Picture of 12 participants gathered for the orientation for BBC World English Scholarship (10 July 2007)