College of Education Offers New Master’s Program Aimed at Asia-Pacific Region

College of Education logoThe Edu­ca­tion­al Foun­da­tions fac­ul­ty in the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Col­lege of Edu­ca­tion has devel­oped a new master’s-degree pro­gram tar­get­ed to the Asia-Pacific region. The pro­gram, titled “Glob­al Per­spec­tives on Edu­ca­tion­al Pol­i­cy and Prac­tice,” is designed to pre­pare edu­ca­tors and pol­i­cy researchers and ana­lysts for lead­er­ship in edu­ca­tion­al and research set­tings. This pro­gram will exam­ine how glob­al­iza­tion affects edu­ca­tion­al pol­i­cy and prac­tice in a mul­ti­tude of ways from ear­ly child­hood edu­ca­tion through advanced grad­u­ate stud­ies.

The cours­es in this 22-month pro­gram will focus on top­i­cal issues that are com­mon to all edu­ca­tion­al sys­tems and are appro­pri­ate for edu­ca­tion pro­fes­sion­als in diverse geo­graph­i­cal loca­tions. The online pro­gram fea­tures ongo­ing, syn­chro­nous dis­cus­sions that per­mit con­tin­u­ous dia­logue and inquiry among par­tic­i­pants across the Pacif­ic Ocean. While most of the assign­ments and lec­tures can be accessed by stu­dents on their own time, week­ly dis­cus­sions will bring every­one togeth­er. Class­es are online and require a com­put­er with a micro­phone, speak­er, and a ded­i­cat­ed Inter­net link.

Class­es will begin August 20, 2018.

For a full descrip­tion of the pro­gram, see

Inter-University Center for Korean Language Studies Now Accepting Applications

Korean language studies at Sungkyunkwan UniversityThe Inter-University Cen­ter for Kore­an Lan­guage Stud­ies at Sungkyunkwan Uni­ver­si­ty is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for advanced aca­d­e­m­ic Kore­an lan­guage train­ing in the 2016 sum­mer ses­sion and the 2016–2017 aca­d­e­m­ic year. The Inter-University Cen­ter is an advanced Kore­an lan­guage train­ing insti­tu­tion for aca­d­e­m­ic researchers, grad­u­ate stu­dents, and prospec­tive researchers in Kore­an stud­ies as well as relat­ed pro­fes­sion­als. It is joint­ly oper­at­ed by Sungkyunkwan Uni­ver­si­ty and the exec­u­tive com­mit­tee of the Inter-University Con­sor­tium, cur­rent­ly co-chaired by fac­ul­ty from UCLA and the Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia.

The IUC academic-year pro­gram focus­es on build­ing basic aca­d­e­m­ic vocab­u­lary, devel­op­ing pre­sen­ta­tion skills, and enhanc­ing writ­ing abil­i­ties. A sep­a­rate inten­sive six-week pro­gram is offered dur­ing the sum­mer. The sum­mer ses­sion is designed for stu­dents need­ing to upgrade their skills before start­ing the fall semes­ter; stu­dents seek­ing to build on what they have learned dur­ing the pre­ced­ing spring semes­ter; and stu­dents seek­ing to refresh their aca­d­e­m­ic Kore­an.

Tuition is $5,000 per semes­ter for stu­dents from IUC mem­ber uni­ver­si­ties and $7,500 per semes­ter for stu­dents from non-member uni­ver­si­ties. For the sum­mer pro­gram, $2,500 for stu­dents from IUC mem­ber uni­ver­si­ties and $4,000 for stu­dents from non-member uni­ver­si­ties. Schol­ar­ships will be offered to select­ed appli­cants on a com­pet­i­tive basis.

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New M.A. Program in North Korean Studies at the University of Central Lancashire

UCLAN logoThe Uni­ver­si­ty of Cen­tral Lan­cashire in Pre­ston, Lan­cashire, Unit­ed King­dom, has announced the estab­lish­ment of a new, full-time, one-year M.A. pro­gram in North Kore­an Stud­ies begin­ning in Sep­tem­ber 2015.

The pro­gram is described as an inten­sive course with a social sci­ence dis­ci­pli­nary foun­da­tion but giv­ing stu­dents the option of fol­low­ing a social sci­ence, lan­guage, or mixed social science/Korean lan­guage path­way to a degree.

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Winter Abroad at Yonsei

image: Yonsei UniversityYon­sei University’s Win­ter Abroad at Yon­sei pro­gram offers two short-term win­ter ses­sions for inter­na­tion­al stu­dents at its Sin­chon cam­pus from Decem­ber 26, 2013 to Feb­ru­ary 12, 2014.

The pro­gram is open to all stu­dents cur­rent­ly enrolled in an accred­it­ed col­lege or uni­ver­si­ty as well as high school seniors who have been accept­ed to an accred­it­ed uni­ver­si­ty.

Two sep­a­rate three-week ses­sions are offered: Decem­ber 26, 2013, to Jan­u­ary 16, 2014, and Jan­u­ary 21 to Feb­ru­ary 12, 2014. The pro­gram pro­vides inten­sive morn­ing course­work and after­noon class­es in the Kore­an lan­guage or taek­won­do.

For appli­ca­tion pro­ce­dures, sched­ules, fees, hous­ing, and oth­er infor­ma­tion, see

Academy of Korean Studies Graduate School Accepting Applications

image: AKS logoThe Grad­u­ate School of Kore­an Stud­ies in the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for master’s and doc­tor­al degree pro­grams for 2014 spring semes­ter. Tuition fees are ful­ly waived for inter­na­tion­al stu­dents.

Appli­cants should apply on line at and sub­mit required doc­u­ments by Octo­ber 31, 2013.

For more details, see the English-language announce­ment at or the Korean-language announce­ment at