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Title : Korea Friendship - Open Lectures on Korean Studies (~8/31)



The 3rd KF-EAI Korea Friendship

Member Recruitment



East Asia Institute (EAI) is hosting the Korea Friendship project, sponsored by Korea Foundation (KF) and Samgyang Holdings Corporation, for international students residing in Korea. In this project, international students whom are currently enrolled in universities in Korea will have opportunity to explore,” “communicate, and empathize Korea. We cordially welcome you to our Korea Friendship project.


1.   Project Details and Agenda

·         The Korea Friendship project consists of three main programs: 1) KF Academicus, which consists of lecture series focusing on exploring the various aspects of the Korean society, 2) KF Communicus, which focuses on activities that promote communication of ideas and discussion with the Korean society, and 3) KF Empathicus, which provides international students opportunities to network not only with diverse groups of people in the Korean society, but also among themselves.








Program & Schedule Overview

Conference Room, 18/F Eugene Investment & Securities Building, Yeouido-Dong, Yeongdeungpo-Gu, Seoul, Korea

September 4 (Fri)

6 p.m-8 p.m

KF Academicus

Lecture Series

ž   Korean Music


ž   Kwak, Eun-ah

Gayageum virtuoso

6 p.m-8 p.m

Sept. 7 (Mon)


ž   Korean Politics

ž   Choi, Jae-cheon

Member of the National Assembly

Sept. 9 (Wed)


ž   Korean Education

ž   Han, Bi-ya

Principal of Global Citizenship School

Sept. 11 (Fri)


ž   Korean Mass Media

ž   Kang, In-sun


Sept. 14 (Mon)


ž   Korean Reunification

ž   Jo, Dong-ho

North Korea specialist

Sept. 16 (Wed)


ž   Korean Literature

ž   Shin, Hyung Cheol

Literature Critic

Sept. 18 ((Fri)


ž   Korean Enterprises

ž   Song, Gil-young

Big-data analyst

Sept. 21 (Mon)


ž   Korean Economy

ž   Kang, Chan soo

Finance Specialist

Sept. 23 (Wed)


KF Communicus

Essay Contest and Conference

ž   Next Generation Conference

Composition and presentation of selected essays under the guidance of the advisory panel of professors

October 7(Wed)

2 p.m.

KF Empathicus




ž   Korea Friendship Gala

ž   EAI Young Festival

Commencement ceremony

Networking Gala Program

October 29 (Thurs)

6 p.m.


* Simultaneous interpretation will be provided for all lectures.

2.   Participants Selection Process


ž   Eligibility: International students residing in Korea only


ž   Application Process:


Time Period


Application submission

June 17 (Wed) – August 31 (Mon), 2015

Online application

Result notification

September 1 (Tues), 2015

Accepted students will be notified individually


September 4 (Fri), 2015

6 p.m.

After the first lecture, a brief orientation will take place

[Eugene Investment & Securities Location]

The first lecture

September 7 (Mon), 2015

6 p.m.

Conference Room, 18/F Eugene Investment & Securities Building, Yeouido-Dong, Yeongdeungpo-Gu, Seoul, Korea

ž   Application documents: All documents must be written in Korean or English.


1) [All Applicants]

                 A) Application form: download the form here

                 B) Photocopy of passport

                 C) Photocopy of student ID card

2) [Accepted Students]

                 A) Photocopy of academic records or transcripts

                          B) Certificate of language examination results (Korean or English)


ž   Application Submission

1)     Please send us a completed application form with a photocopy of passport at

2)  Please have the application form saved and labeled with your full name. 

* Questions regarding applications must be submitted only via e-mail (no phone calls, please).


3.   Additional Information

1)   The winner of Next Generation Conference will receive a plaque

2)   Those who complete the course will receive a certificate signed by the presidents of EAI.

3)   Students who completed the 1st and 2nd program cannot apply.

4)   Simultaneous interpretation will be provided for all lectures.

5)   For further information, please visit our KF-EAI Korea Friendship website (



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