8th Korea-America Student Conference Invites Applications

poster: 8th Korea-America Student ConferenceInter­na­tion­al 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 kasc@iscdc.org or tele­phone (202) 289‑9088.