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Progression success to University of Wisconsin–Madison

19 September, 2018

Kings University Preparation Program (UPP) and Pathways alumnus Chanwoong Jhon (Woong), from South Korea, has started his first day as a student at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Woong first started his English studies as a UPP student at Kings New Jersey in June of 2016. After two terms at Kings New Jersey at Rider University, Woong started his first year at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. His goal was to major in Computer Science.

He stated, "I went to university in Korea for one year and did military service. I decided I wanted to pursue a degree in the US, so I decided to study English and attend university to study Computer Science."

Right after graduating from the UPP Academic English program, Woong met with Senior Progression Manager Chris Bock to discuss his study plans at Canisius College. 

"Chris met me in Brooklyn and we had some coffee and talked about studying at Canisius. During my studies at Canisius, if I had problems I would go to Chris. Even questions about making friends and general questions about living in Buffalo, Chris was able to help me.

Chris was not only my advisor, but he was also a friend. He helped me understand my situation and gave me good academic and personal advice. Chris helped me with my transfer application essays, applications, answered any questions, and helped me submit any documents for the schools I applied to. Chris did all these things, so I was so thankful for that."

With the help of Kings Progression, Woong was accepted into the following schools:

  • UW–Madison (#46 — Best Colleges U.S. News Rankings)
  • University of Minnesota (#69)
  • SUNY Binghamton (#87)
  • SUNY Stony Brook (#97)
  • SUNY Buffalo (#97)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (#97)

After graduating from UW–Madison with a major in Computer Science, Woong hopes to work in the US as an IT Manager working with both hardware and software. Kings Education would like to wish Woong continued success at Madison and are very proud of his efforts as well as the efforts of the Kings Progression team!