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Annual Fall Fellowship in Korean Studies

The Korea Society

Program Overview

The Korea Society is pleased to announce openings for up to ten American educators to participate in the Tenth Annual Fall Fellowship in Korean Studies. This program is held in Korea with financial support from the Freeman Foundation and the Korea Information Service. All the expenses of the selected participants will be covered including round-trip airfare, accommodations, meals, and local transportation in Korea. The dates set for the program this year are October 9–20, 2005.

Applications are invited from American educators who are professionally engaged as textbook writers and editors, or East Asia specialists who would like to include Korea in their teaching, research or writing. Applicants should have some reference familiarity with Korean culture and history, a strong commitment to accept the demands of an intensive program, and a demonstrated ability to make successful adjustments to new cultural settings. Participants will be expected to read various background materials from a list of recommended titles prior to the start date of the program.

The program is designed to provide a general overview of Korea, past and present, through a series of lectures and fieldtrips beginning in Seoul and including a seven-day docent-led tour to major points of interest throughout the southern part of the Korean peninsula. Lectures by prominent scholars on topics such as the history, art, language, architecture, economy, literature and culture of Korea will be accompanied by visits to various points of special historical and cultural significance. Past participants have found that the program offers an unparalleled learning experience as well as a unique opportunity for extensive travel within Korea.

Applicants are requested to submit a copy of the completed application packet linked below along with the requested supporting documentation by April 15, 2005 to:

Yong Jin Choi
Senior Director, Korean Studies
The Korea Society
950 Third Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10022
E-mail: yongjin.ny@koreasociety.org
website: http://www.koreasociety.org/

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