1st Annual Korea-America Student Conference (July 5–31, 2008)

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 “A New Look at the U.S.-Korea Alliance.” 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: Technology’s Role in the U.S.–Korea 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 (chizuko@hawaii.edu).