[KS] AKS Cultural Program Announcement

Younghee CHOI seolkoo at aks.ac.kr
Thu Jan 16 00:34:01 EST 2003

The 11th Cultural Program for Foreign Students and Scholars in Korean Studies


The Academy of Korean Studies is pleased to announce its 2003 Cultural Program for Foreigners. As an important part of the mission of AKS is to cultivate scholars and young leaders who can contribute to the development of Korean studies, the Academy has organized this intensive cultural program for those in Korean Studies. The cultural program is composed of various components such as special lectures on Korea, intensive readings and discussions in Korean, field trips, excursions, and traditional cultural activities.    


Program Period
July 14 – August 8, 2003 (4 weeks)


Language of the Program
The entire program will be conducted in Korean. It is crucial that participants have sufficient fluency in Korean to understand undergraduate level lectures and participate in discussions.


Qualifications and Application Requirements 
1. Undergraduate students of second year or above and/or graduate students in Korean studies

a) Application Form with a photo (3.5 X 4.5 cm): You can download the form from our website at http://www.aks.ac.kr/EngHome.

b) All official university transcripts: Photocopies are not acceptable. Records of all courses must be in Korean or English.  

c) A copy of the score report for Korean language proficiency: Applicants are required to submit their score on the Korean Proficiency Test conducted by Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation (http://www.kice.re.kr) or the evaluation sheet included in the application form.  

d) Letter of Recommendation (1)


2. Professional researchers and/or university lecturers in Korean Studies

a) Application Form with a photo  

b) Certificate of Employment

c) Curriculum Vitae


* Applicants should initially send these documents by E-mail or fax and subsequently send the original documents by mail.  The mailed documents should be postmarked no later than the deadline.


March 20. Applications received after the deadline will be considered for the following year's program.


Notification of the Acceptance 
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance after the Selection Committee has completed the review of applications. Acceptance letters will be sent to those accepted by April 1. 


Financial Support
The Academy of Korean Studies will cover the cost of registration, courses, accommodations, and meals during the program as well as expenses incurred during field trips and excursions.  All participants are responsible for their travel expenses to and from Korea.


Arrival and Departure
Participants should arrange their travel to arrive and depart Korea within a period of 2 days before and after the program. All participants are expected to arrange their transportation between the AKS and the airport.


Participants will have access to the facilities of the Academy, including the library, photocopy room, tennis courts, and so on.


Contact Address 
Office of International Cooperation 

The Academy of Korean Studies

50 Unjung-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, 463-791

Tel : +82-31-709-9843 / Fax : +82-31-709-9945 / E-mail : culture at aks.ac.kr 


Please circulate this announcement to any interested students or colleagues. If you have any questions regarding the program, please feel free to contact the office above.

Gilsang Lee, Ph.D.
Director, Office of International Cooperation

The Academy of Korean Studies


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