Gyeongnam-do, South Korea has about 3.1 million people and is governed by Hong, Jun Pyo. The Sister State relationship between Gyeongnam-do and Maryland is formed around the opportunity for cooperation in business, industry, cultures, education, agriculture, environment protection and tourism business.
The major initiative Gyeongnam-do and Maryland have made together are to create summer/winter school programs for students. Focusing primarily on education: St. Mary’s, a Howard County School has become a sister/partner school to help these events. The local government will help fund students to travel here, within a specific time period, in order to have a study abroad experience.
President of the Korean Society of MD area.