Suh Joon

Suh Joon

After graduating from the DIS at Hanyang, I was sworn in to the Korean National Police as a foreign language specialist. My current post is in the highly multicultural suburban city of Siheung, which is south-west of Seoul. I spent about a year in patrol and detective units before I moved into the area of my specialty. At the moment, I assume the role of a Foreign Intelligence Officer. My assignment is to liaise with the local Nepalese and Sri Lankan communities. My professional responsibilities entail detecting potential elements of crime and physical threats within these communities; mediating conflicts before they escalate to violence; and assisting foreigners in need. While the connection between International Studies and law enforcement may not always be clear, the ramification of my education in the line of duty has been profound. The cross-cultural literacy I came to embody in my years at DIS has enabled me to interact with my counterparts by means beyond language. While the DIS sets its bar high upon the doorsteps of international organizations and multinational corporations, I believe the DIS experience is not simply limited to the promise of a fancy career; the best part of it is learning to hold an intelligent conversation with anybody, any time, anywhere in the world.