“American Studies and Me” 

3rd Annual U.S. Studies Seminar

for Korean University Students

Hosted by the US Embassy in Seoul and the Asia Institute


August 26-28, 2014 (2 nights, 3 days)

The U.S. Embassy in Seoul will host 40 university students from throughout Korea for its three-day U.S. Studies Seminar in cooperation with the Asia Institute. The title of this year’s seminar is “American Studies and me.” It will be held on August 26-28, 2014, at Kyung Hee University, Seoul Campus. This unique seminar offers motivated Korean students a unique opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the American political system, economy, society, culture and the arts through engaging lectures and discussions and also to receive career guidance directly from U.S. diplomats, professors and other stakeholders in the American community. The Asia Institute, an American think tank dedicated to increasing global cooperation between Korea and the United States, will complement the practical insights from diplomats with broad cultural and historical insights from experts.  We extend the recruitment period. Interested students must apply by August 3, 2014, following the directions below. Students from all over Korea are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program content

♦ Open dialogue on important topics with U.S. diplomats.

♦   Presentations by participants on why he/she is interested in American studies.  

♦   Special lecture and mentoring sessions by Korean and American professionals in international fields.

Please note:

♦   Program costs will be covered by U.S. Embassy Seoul.

♦  The entire program will be conducted in English. 

♦  Only 40 candidates will be accepted, with a nationwide balance.

♦     Competitive applicants are university students who:

Documents for Submission

1)       Personal Statement explaining why the applicant  wants to attend this seminar;               

2)       Resume;

3)       Transcript;                

4)       Proof of school enrollment; and

5)    PPT on why the applicant is interested in U.S. Studies (American arts/culture, politics, history, society, or economy).

How to Apply:

Submit required documents to young@asia-institute.org.  For the subject line, write your name and “U.S. Studies Seminar” If you do not receive an email confirming of receipt of your application, please call 02 734 7727.

Deadline: By noon, August 3, 2014

For more information about the program, contact:

Ms. Heekyoung  Pae

Education Program Director at The Asia Institute:

02 734 7727

e-mail; young@asia-institute.org