Korean Students Ministries


Campus Life

Housing  Office

Children’s Education

  • Nursery School: GCTS Nursery School
  • Elementary School: Hamilton-Wenham School Administration, located in Wenham, will assign your kids to either one of the three schools: Buker, Cutler, or Winthrop.
  • Middle, High School: Miles River Middle School

Health Insurance

If you have international student insurance or a different insurance (ex: ISO), then you will not be required to sign up for the school insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA).

However, be aware that if you do not have the school insurance, the rate for co-pays as well as benefits will be different depending on your insurance rate.

Tuition

Korean Student Association

The Korean Student Association has their own website where they will post information on upcoming events, prayer requests, etc.

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Boston

Scholarships

If you are an international student, you are eligible to apply for the Global Church Scholarship. Each year, a select number of Korean international students will be chosen for this scholarship.

International Students — Hamilton

A limited number of tuition scholarships are available to those students studying at Gordon-Conwell’s Hamilton campus on an F-1 visa. Only those students who are committed to returning to their native country to provide Christian leadership will be eligible for consideration. The scholarship is renewable for the duration of the degree program for those who maintain satisfactory academic performance. International applicants who wish to be considered for a tuition scholarship should complete the admissions application process by December 1 preceding the date of expected matriculation.

Scholarships are awarded to students only at the beginning of their program of studies at Gordon-Conwell. If a student enrolls without an International Student Scholarship, he/she will not be eligible to apply for the scholarship at a later date.

Global Church Scholarship

The Global Church Scholarship is granted to 10 applicants for full-time study, beginning in the fall semester, and is renewable each year. This $5,000* per year scholarship is available to international students in any master’s program. Recipients of this award will demonstrate outstanding leadership potential for serving the global Church. Applicants must complete their admissions application process by January 15 to be considered.

*Scholarship is actually $500 per course; most full-time students take 10 courses per year.

Academics

Writing Center

Purpose: To maintain a tutoring center at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in order to provide seminary students with the opportunity to improve their skills in English communication.

Mission: To enhance ministry training by fostering improved English communication skills.

Rationale: The training provided by the seminary, intended to produce ministers and teachers of the gospel, must be applied by seminarians in forms of written and spoken communication. These are not only essential to students’ academic success, but their ability to communicate the gospel effectively. English fluency has become an essential component of communication worldwide. Thus, the ability to write clearly and skillfully in English is unquestionably a ministerial skill.

Many students lack experience in writing at the graduate level in English. Often, they have difficulty with grammar, syntactical or thematic structure, and the basic forms and formalities of academic writing.

The vision for The Writing Center is fivefold:

  • To provide advanced training in English communication to help seminary students
  • To afford individualized assistance to international students in writing academic papers
  • To promote the exchange of skills and mutual encouragement within the GCTS community
  • To increase opportunities for cross-cultural learning and friendships
  • To provide practice in ESL teaching for global ministry

A drop-in center has been in operation in the GCTS Academic Center for the past two years providing help in developing English writing skills through proof-reading and critiquing papers, explaining points of grammar, help in editing and rewriting short papers, and longer papers by appointment. Students are referred by professors or self-referred. Oversight has been provided by Dr. Hung-Soo Park. Maud Sandbo has provided staff and coordination, with the assistance of one volunteer tutor per semester. Over 30 students were helped during the first semester, for over 150 tutor hours in all. Students have reported increased confidence, improved comprehension and grammatical proficiency and higher grades in both written and oral assignments.

Present Staff

Maud Sandbo, Writing Center Coordinator
(416) 928-1147 (Toronto)
[email protected]

  • Over 30 years experience in various methods and formats of teaching from elementary to graduate level, including ESL and basic adult literacy
  • Former Assistant Director of New Haven Reads
  • Established free tutoring program for all ages, serving 300 students per week
  • Developed effective free learning programs for at-risk populations

Assistant Tutors

  • Former:  Bethany Anderson, James Benson (occasional)
  • Current:  Robin (Mrs. Jack) Davis

Advisor

  • Dr. Joshua Hung-Soo Park
Hamilton Campus

Korean Ministries Staff

Rev. Dr. Joshua Hungsoo Park

Chaplain and Advisor (Spiritual Mentor, Academic Advisor, Pastoral Counselor)

Dr. Joshua Hungsoo Park serves as the coordinator for Korean ministry as well as the academic advisor, spiritual mentor and pastoral counselor to Korean students. Prior to his role at Gordon-Conwell, Dr. Park taught biblical studies and theology for more than five years; pastored the campus church at Seoul National University for eight years, where he earned a B.A. and M.A.; and co-founded Bible Korea Movement. He holds an M.A. in Old Testament (Gordon-Conwell), an M.Div. degree (Gordon-Conwell), a Th.M. (Gordon-Conwell) and a D.Min. (Regent University).

  • Office Hours: Spring/Fall Semester, Monday- Friday, 8:00am – 3:00pm
    (Lunch Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm)
  • Office: South Hamilton Campus, Academic Center #238
  • Telephone: 978-578-3971
  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Rev. Park is available to communicate in both English and Korean.

Beth Jooyun Park

Spiritual Mentor, Academic Advisor, Pastoral Counselor for Korean Students

Beth Jooyun Park serves as the academic advisor, spiritual mentor, and pastoral counselor to Korean students. Prior to her role at Gordon-Conwell, Beth Park taught biblical studies at the campus church at Seoul National University where she earned a B.A. She holds an M.A. in New Testament (Gordon-Conwell), an M.Div. degree and a Th.M.  in Old Testament (Torch Trinity Theological Seminary), and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. (London School of Theology).

  • Office: South Hamilton Campus,  Academic Center #238
  • Telephone: 917-952-4617
  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Rev. Park is available to communicate in both English and Korean.

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