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South Korea’s Jeju Island, paradise with a dark side :

Jeju Island, located southwest of the Korean Peninsula, is the Republic of Korea’s largest island. Jeju is a world-famous volcanic island with more than 90% of its total area covered in basalt.

This resort island has magnificent views of nature and plenty of entertaining excursions for solo travelers, families, and couples alike. Jeju is a small island, only 73 km east and west, 31 km north and south, with the famous Hallasan Mountain in the center. 

Jeju Island is home to 77 types of mammals, 198 species of birds, among other animals. The island has a recorded total of 2,001 types of distributed sub-tropical, temperate, and polar vegetation.

Jeju is a world-renowned treasure island worthy of worldwide attention. In November 2011, Jeju Island was voted onto The New Seven Wonders of the World which includes the Amazon Rainforest, Komodo Island, Table Mountain, and more. 

Places to Explore on Jeju Island

San Jose, California

San Jose officially the City of San José, is the cultural, financial, and political center of Silicon Valley  and the largest city in Northern California, by both population and area.

With an estimated 2019 population of 1,021,795, it is the third-most populous city in California (after Los Angeles and San Diego) and the tenth-most populous in the United States. Located in the center of the Santa Clara Valley, on the southern shore of San Francisco Bay, San Jose covers an area of 179.97 square miles (466.1 km2). San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County, the most affluent county in California and one of the most affluent counties in the United States. San Jose is the main component of the San Jose–Sunnyvale–Santa Clara Metropolitan Statistical Area, with an estimated population of around 2 million residents in 2018. It is also the most populous city in both the San Francisco Bay Area and the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland Combined Statistical Area, which contain 7.7 million and 8.7 million people respectively.

San Jose is notable as a center of innovation, for its affluence Mediterranean climate, and extremely high cost of living. Its location within the booming high tech industry as a cultural, political, and economic center has earned the city the nickname "Capital of Silicon Valley". San Jose is one of the wealthiest major cities in the United States and the world, and has the third-highest GDP per capita in the world (after Zürich, Switzerland and Oslo, Norway), according to the Brookings Institution. The San Jose Metropolitan Area has the most millionaires and the most billionaires in the United States per capita. With a median home price of $1,085,000,  San Jose has the most expensive housing market in the country and the fifth most expensive housing market in the world, according to the 2017 Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.  Major global tech companies including Cisco SystemseBayAdobe Inc.PayPalBroadcomSamsungAcerHewlett Packard Enterprise, and Zoom maintain their headquarters in San Jose, in the center of Silicon Valley.

Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Tamien nation of the Ohlone peoples of California. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as the Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, the first city founded in the Californias. It then became a part of Mexico in 1821 after the Mexican War of Independence. Following the American Conquest of California during the Mexican–American War, the territory was ceded to the United States in 1848. After California achieved statehood two years later, San Jose became the state's first capital. Following World War II, San Jose experienced an economic boom, with a rapid population growth and aggressive annexation of nearby cities and communities carried out in the 1950s and 1960s. The rapid growth of the high-technology and electronics industries further accelerated the transition from an agricultural center to an urbanized metropolitan area. Results of the 1990 U.S. Census indicated that San Jose had officially surpassed San Francisco as the most populous city in Northern California. By the 1990s, San Jose and the rest of Silicon Valley had become the global center for the high tech and internet industries, making it California's fastest-growing economy.

The institution has provided TRACS 

A Teaching Site is an additional location geographically apart from the main campus at which the institution offers less than 50% of any educational program. 

Appropriate student services are offered at the teaching site and all student records are kept at the main campus. The teaching site is geographically and physically located away from the home campus with facilities to support the courses offered and students served. The institution exercises control over the educational programs and faculty at the teaching site. 

JeJu Island Campus

ABSTRACT

Western Covenant University(WCU) approved as a Category III institution, proposes to add  an additional  two locations in Northern California, South Korea  which is geographically apart from the main campus at which the institution offers less than 50% of an education program.   The additional location will serve the local students with programs offered at WCU university.   The location is strategically located in the heart of the Silicon Valley and thus has access to highly educated technology-centered students who lack spiritual directions and foundation.

Frequently Questions and Answers

1EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

JeJu Teaching Site

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Arts in Religion

San Jose Teaching Site

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Arts in Religion
  • Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Religious Education
  • Certificate of Patter Making
2LIBRARY LEARNING RESOURCES

Describe the library/learning resources currently available as well as those that will be needed to support the proposed program(s) course(s). If current resources are insufficient, provide an action plan for securing the necessary resources.
There is currently a small collection of hard books in the new teaching site. However, to augment students research capability, WCU will extend the usage of online access of library resources through LIRN online library access.

3FACULTY

Provide a complete roster of academically qualified faculty employed to teach in the proposed course(s) or program(s)

4Classroom Systems :Quarter
  1. Winter QT : Jan.-Mar.
  2. Spring QT: Apr.-Jun.
  3. Summer QT : Jul.-Sep.
  4. Fall QT : Oct.- Dec.

 

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