Dear Parents and Students:
It is my distinct honor as President of Angelo State University in Texas to invite you to join in this outstanding academic partnership. We have many agreements with international universities and institutions, but our relationship with YBM is intended to create a special partnership between our two institutions. By participating in YBM Global Preparation Program you will benefit from the best in American educational experiences, which will open many opportunities for you after graduation.
Other outstanding recognition and awards include being named to the 2014-2015 BestColleges.com list of the 50 Best Colleges for Intramural Sports, and Angelo State received the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, recognizing the university's commitment to serving the local community. Additionally, the ASU Houston Harte University Center was named one of the 25 Most Amazing Student Union Buildings in the U.S. by BestCollegeReviews.org, and our residence halls have been recognized as being the fifth among the 30 Most Inviting Yet Affordable College Dorms in America by AffordableSchools.net.
Angelo State University also provides an exceptional support system for its students. Our beautiful campus has over nine hundred faculty and staff members whose primary job is to make our students feel welcome. Students live in modern apartments on campus, participate in many recreational and sports activities, and are involved in numerous clubs and honorary societies. For the YBM Global Preparation Program, we manage many initiatives, including a buddy program, cultural excursions, the Korean Students Association, and ASU dedicated & city-wide free transportation, to help students adjust to studying in an American university.
Finally, this partnership will have special benefits to participating students. Korean students selected for the program will pay in-state tuition until graduation, which is greatly reduced when compared to costs normally charged to international students. After one academic year, students who have completed at least 30 credit hours with at least a 3.0 GPA will automatically qualify for Angelo State University's prestigious Carr Earn-In Scholarships. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 ~ $2,000 and are renewable for up to three years.
Most importantly, this partnership is dedicated to your success as a student and later as a graduate. We believe that it offers you an exceptional opportunity to prepare for your future in a rapidly changing world, and I hope to personally welcome you to campus in Texas in the near future.