Summer Institute - Infusing Korean Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum, 30 July - 10 August 2018, Hawaii


March 15, 2018

Event Date:

July 30, 2018 - August 10, 2018

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Infusing Korean Studies into  the Undergraduate Curriculum

The annual summer institute on Infusing Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum is a multidisciplinary program that fosters faculty and program development aimed at enhancing undergraduate teaching and learning about Asian cultures and societies. Hosted annually since 1991, the institute on Infusing Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum offers undergraduate educators the opportunity to interact with leading Asian studies experts in an intensive program of lectures, discussions, film screenings, site visits and cultural events. 

The 2018 Infusing Institute will be co-directed by Dr. Peter Hershock and Dr. Edward Shultz and will feature presentations on Korean history, religion, philosophy, art and literature, as well as sessions on the political economy, social transformation and cultural dynamics of contemporary Korea.

Hosted with support from the Academy for Korean Studies, the 2018 institute is designed to meet the needs of educators committed to developing new Korea-focused courses and course modules, and to building Korean studies programs on their home campuses. The Institute is open to individual applicants, but special consideration will be given to applications from two- to three-person teams from colleges and universities committed to advancing undergraduate Korean studies.

Participants will receive lodging in the East-West Center faculty guesthouse and a travel stipend of $400. Their home institutions are asked to cover remaining travel costs and a program fee of $150.

How To Apply

Applications are welcome from both full-time and adjunct faculty from two- and four-year higher education institutions in the United States.  Applications from institutional teams of two to three people will be accorded special consideration. Individual applicants should stress in their narratives how participation will contribute to advancing Korean studies initiatives at their home institutions. 

Stipend:  Participants will receive $400 to help defray travel costs, in addition to receiving lodging in the East-West Center’s faculty guesthouse, Lincoln Hall. A stipend check will be disbursed on the first day of the Institute.

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2018

All applicants should include: 

  • a current CV.
  • and a statement of purpose that addresses why you want to participate in the program and that outlines the expected curricular and institutional impacts of doing so. 

Team applications should include a brief description of current Korean studies offerings (if any) and a statement of institutional commitment to the programmatic development of undergraduate Korean studies.

a letter of support from an appropriate administrator (department chair, dean, etc.). Enter the email address of your reference into the application portal, and your reference will receive an email with a link to upload a reference letter. Be sure to have your referrer whitelist or check their spam folder to ensure they receive your reference request.

Application Submission:  All application documents must be submitted electronically. Submit your application here by creating a Submittable account, a secure online application portal, or logging in. Email or postal mail submissions will not be accepted.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

Eligible Countries
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Publish Date
November 29, 2017
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