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The Northeastern University Global Asian Studies Program is accepting applications for the Korea Student Award

Created by the South Korean Initiative Fund, the award supports study abroad, research, internships, and co-op opportunities in South Korea for bachelors and masters students at Northeastern University during the 2024-25 academic year. Support of up to $5,000 can be used to partially defray travel or living expenses not covered by other sources. The awards are given to students who intend to pursue careers building better relations between the United States and South Korea or promoting a deeper understanding of Korea and its place in the world.

Deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Amount: Up to $5,000

Eligibility: Bachelors and Masters Students at Northeastern

Materials to be submitted:

  • A statement of no more than one page detailing their study or work plan in South Korea and their qualifications for the award.
  • A budget of no more than one page detailing projected expenses.
  • A resume of no more than two pages.
  • One letter of recommendation, preferably from a Northeastern faculty. *must be submitted separately, please see below

Please submit application materials as a single PDF file uploaded through the link below. Please name the file in the following manner:

[applicant last name]_[applicant first name]_application.pdf

Letters of recommendation are submitted separately by the referee to Professor Philip Thai at:

Reporting Requirements

Applicants who receive the award will be required to fulfill the following obligations upon the conclusion of their time in South Korea:

  • Applicants will submit a report of no more than two pages within a month after the end of their award period. The report should detail their experiences using the award and how studying, working, or living in South Korea helped their career or academic goals. The reports may be shared with funders of the award or made publicly available for promotional purposes by the Global Asian Studies Program.
  • Applicants will serve as ambassadors for the Global Asian Studies Program and give a presentation on their experiences to the Program or CSSH audience including academic advisors, co-op advisors, and other members of the Northeastern experiential learning community.

This award is made possible by the South Korean Initiative Fund.