International Student Conferences, a Washington, D.C., non-profit organization that sponsors academic and cultural exchange programs, is now accepting applications for the 8th Korea-America Student Conference (KASC), to be held in July 2015. KASC will bring together fifty delegates from Korea and the United States to explore U.S.-ROK issues.
KASC alternates its host country each year. In 2015, the conference will take place in the United States. Conference participants will travel to several sites for academic roundtable discussions, cultural and social events, lectures, and panel presentations, all intended to provide a foundation for mutual understanding, social awareness, cultural sensitivity, and exchange of ideas. Destinations during the July 1–31 program include California; Trine University in Angola, Indiana; the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia; and Washington D.C. The theme of the 2015 conference is “Global Communication: Fostering Growth through Global Interface.”
Conference organizers seek diverse delegations that represent a cross-section of the United States’ and Korea’s academically accomplished student population. Full-time university students are encouraged to apply. No previous experience with Asian studies or the Korean language is required as the conference is conducted in English. The conference participation fee is $3,000 for American delegates ($3,500 for Korean delegates). The fee includes airfare to the four sites, ground transportation, housing and board, and all conference-related activities. For Korean delegates, the fee includes airfare to and from Seoul.
The deadline for applications is January 2, 2015.
For more information about the program and application instructions, see http://iscdc.org/kasc/.
Inquiries about KASC can be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (202) 289‑9088.