The Sejong Korean Scholars Program (SKSP) is an online course for high school students sponsored by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education and the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. Annually, 25 exceptional high school students from throughout the United States will be selected to engage in an intensive study of Korea.
Celebrating its inaugural year in 2013, SKSP provides students with a broad overview of Korean history, literature, religion, art, politics, economics, and contemporary society, with a special focus on the U.S.–Korean relationship. Ambassadors, top scholars, and experts throughout the United States provide online lectures and engage students in live discussion sessions. Students also complete readings and weekly assignments, with the coursework culminating in an independent research project. Final research projects are printed in journal format. Students who successfully complete the course will earn Stanford Continuing Studies Program (CSP) credit and a Certificate of Completion from SPICE, Stanford University.
Selected students will participate in 8–9 "virtual classes" via the Internet between March and June 2013. Students should expect to allot 3–6 hours per week to complete the lectures, discussions, readings, and assignments. Since this is a distance-learning course, however, students can structure most of the work around their individual schedules. Although intensive, this program will equip participants with a rare degree of expertise about Korea that may have a significant impact on their choice of study and future career. Students do not need to know the Korean language to participate in this course, and there are no student fees.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2013 Sejong Korean Scholars PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED.
Information about the 2014 SKSP will be posted in September 2013. Thank you for your interest in the SKSP.
If you have questions about the application process, e-mail Sabrina Ishimatsu at email@example.com.
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