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17th Annual Summer Fellowship in Korean Studies Program

A three week intensive program in Korean studies for American educators in Korea conducted at a leading Korean university from June 20–July 8, 2005 sponsored by The Korea Society.

Program Overview

The Korea Society is pleased to announce openings for up to twenty-two American educators to participate in the Seventeenth Annual Summer Fellowship in Korean Studies Program. This program is held in Korea with financial support from the Korea Foundation and the Freeman Foundation. All the expenses of the selected participants will be covered, including round-trip international airfare, accommodations, meals and program fees. The dates set for the program this year are June 20–July 8, 2005.

Applications are invited from social studies and language arts educators, including K–12 classroom teachers, and professors or instructors in schools of education. Administrators, supervisors, specialists and mentors associated with social studies and language arts education with a minimum of three years experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should have some knowledge of Korean culture and history, a strong commitment to accept the demands of participation in an intensive program and a demonstrated ability to make successful adjustments to new cultural settings.

The program's three-week schedule includes lectures and discussions on Korean language, history, culture, art, politics and economics. Also included are opportunities for on-site study of locales of historical and contemporary relevance. During the final week, participants will be given time for independent research and exploration. The participants in past programs have found that the program offers an unparalleled learning experience as well as a unique opportunity for extensive travel within Korea.

Program participants are required to: 1) complete a background reading assignment from a list of recommended titles prior to the starting date of the program; 2) attend all scheduled activities during the program, including evening discussion meetings; and 3), upon returning from Korea, hand in a completed lesson plan on an aspect of Korean history or culture which reflects their particular interest and expertise.

Applicants are requested to submit 4 copies of the completed application packet which includes the application form and the requested supporting documentation by Friday, February 14, 2005 to:

Yong Jin Choi
Director, Korean Studies Program
The Korea Society
950 Third Avenue, Eighth Floor
New York, NY 10022

Application packet and for more information: http://www.koreasociety.org/

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