soon to become a part of the university’s proud tradition. For more than sixty years, Pusan National University has produced some of South Korea’s brightest citizens. In addition, the university is located in one of the vital gateways of East Asia, where students benefit from Busan’s flourishing commercial and cultural life as well as the university’s growing academic prominence. The Department of Global Studies had its beginning as the Global Studies Program(GSP). Like the GSP, the Department of Global Studies will prepare the next generation of Korea’s leaders for careers in international organizations, government, media, policy research, trade associations and multinational corporations. The inauguration of this new department is thus envisioned as a further step in the university’s and the city’s development as respective hubs of education and global business. Our innovative vision is to offer undergraduate students an academic experience like that in North American and European universities. The department offers a challenging, interdisciplinary curriculum taught entirely in English. Included in the curriculum are courses in economics, law, international relations, business, culture, science, art, religion, literature, philosophy, debate, human rights, leadership, and communication. Through these courses, we seek to foster the development of student skills in analytical thinking, leadership, research, writing, speaking and communication general. As a supplement to the curriculum, the students are encouraged to participate in overseas study during the winter and summer breaks. English language courses, in which all students are required to participate, serve as a supplement to the core course curriculum. The academic environment is further enhanced by an array of adjunct professors and a series of outstanding invited speakers. The overall goal of this curriculum is to produce graduates with a balanced perspective, intercultural understanding and creativity, prepared to function in global environment.