The International Student Conferences (ISC) in Washington, D.C., the organizer of the Japan-America Student Conference (JASC), is inaugurating the Korea-America Student Conference (KASC), an educational and cultural exchange program for graduate and undergraduate university students. A partial scholarship is available for one University of Hawaii student participating in the program.
In July 2008, twenty American and twenty Korean students will live, travel, and study together at four U.S. sites: Brown University, UC Berkeley, University of Tennessee, and George Washington University. Their activities will include business visits and roundtable discussions around the theme of Ã¢â‚¬Å“A New Look at the U.S.-Korea Alliance.Ã¢â‚¬Â Each participant will belong to one of the following focus groups:
- Preparing Global Citizens: Education Focused on International Concerns
- From Yongbyon to Kaesong: the Future of North Korea
- Wired for Business: TechnologyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Role in the U.S.Ã¢â‚¬â€œKorea Alliance
- Shaping Regionalism in East Asia: Peace and Security.
The application deadline is March 1, 2008 (postmarked), and forms are available at www.iscdc.org. Short essays, references, and transcripts must accompany your application. Korean language skills are not required of U.S. participants.
The Center for Korean Studies will provide a UH participant in KASC with a partial scholarship toward the participation fees ($3,000) or airfare. If you are applying, please let the Center for Korean Studies know by sending e-mail to Chizuko Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org).