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SICA is a unique platform for discovering a purpose-driven life.

From 2005 to 2016, I worked for over a decade with a fantastic team of professors, staff, students and alumni to build Underwood International College into Korea's premiere Liberal Arts program. I had many fond experience from the early years of UIC, but the memories I cherish most were working with students to shape the identity of a brand new college.

When the founding members of SICA invited me to become their faculty advisor, I recognized that the organization embodies the founding principles of UIC: innovation, creativity and community. SICA is the place where the relationships and networks of Uunderwood International College inspires social innovation and offers the promise of a better future.

Prof. Michael Kim

Former Associate Dean of Underwood International College

Faculty Advisor for SICA


To connect people is to connect thoughts. Communication between people of different backgrounds, cultures, values could build a new way to look at the world.

SICA began with the idea of like-minded youth creating social impact together. Although there are so many passionate students with amazing ideas and potentials to bring innovative changes to the community, they often fail to find the right ways to make it happen.

From there, we worked on launching Social Innovation Creators’ Academia (SICA) as a founder. SICA enables students to learn, discuss, and create social values through an innovative platform. As one of the major members of civil society, it is time for the youth to gather and nurture ourselves as social innovators with young creative minds. Through SICA, students can share and generate their thoughts to actually make them come true.

Founder and 1st President Group of SICA

Hyunggee Choi (Sustainable Development and Cooperation 14)

Hwajin Lee (Quantitative Risk Management 14)

Yohan Jung (Creative Technology Managment 14)

12th presidency

Hello, this is the 12th Presidency of SICA.

Problem-solving, social impact, and personal development: those are the 3 terms we want to emphasize about SICA. 

We live in a world where problems are continuously formed. Then as social innovators, it would be our future duty to contribute to resolving them, whether it be through innovation or development.

However, this whole process must accompany various individual inputs, which roots in personal development. 

We want SICA to be a place for you to develop professionalism, teamwork, problem-solving skills, and many other related areas of knowledge and mindset to prosper in your future endeavours. 

SICA will be looking forward to working with you and developing together.


12th Presidency Group of SICA

Dobin Pyun (20, Creative Technology Management)

In Young Kim (20, International Studies)

Eunseo Choi (21, Sustainable Development and Cooperation)

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