KSI Fellows Program 2013-2014
Our KSI Fellows are outstanding USC students who bring to the KSI unique qualifications and diverse perspectives on Korean studies. They perform research, assist with KSI programs, host distinguished visitors, and act as liaisons between the KSI and the USC student body. In addition, a select number of next year’s fellows who have written a substantial research paper will travel to the University of Michigan for the annual USC-Michigan undergraduate research conference, to be held spring 2014 in Ann Arbor.
There are two types of fellows: regular KSI Fellows, and KSI Research Fellows. Research Fellows, in addition to assisting at events, are those interested in writing a longer paper involving Korea or Korean-Americans in some fashion. Research Fellows often conduct research through SURF or SOAR in the summer before they become fellows, and if papers are selected, may present at the annual USC-Michigan undergraduate research conference--held each spring semester.
- Attendance and assistance for at least ONE day (at least 8 hours) at a KSI conference. Duties may include but are not limited to: event setup, photography, video recording, registrar, event runner, event takedown.
- Attendance and assistance to at least ONE (approximately 2-3 hours) KSI special event (lectures, cultural events, round table discussions). Duties may include but are not limited to: event setup, photography, video recording, registrar, event runner, event takedown.
- One 200-word article on one of the above attended events per semester.
- Research Fellows, in addition to volunteering at events and conferences, must plan on writing a substantial Korean studies research paper to be submitted for possible presentation at the annual USC-Michigan undergraduate conference.
- Invitation to monthly informal KSI lunch gatherings.
- Special invitation to attend formal Sejong Society (KSI supporter’s group) dinner, as well as other exclusive opportunities to meet VIP guests.
- Invitation to special lectures.
- For Research Fellows, if paper is selected, an opportunity to present a research paper at the annual USC-Michigan Undergraduate Conference on Korean studies.
If you interested in being a KSI Fellow for the coming year, please send:
- Short (one page maximum) cover letter that explains both your interest in Korea and Korean studies, why you want to be a KSI Fellow, and how this fits in to your undergraduate career here at USC.
- Please indicate in your cover letter if you are interested in the Research Fellows program and how you plan to develop a research paper.
Please e-mail your application to our KSI program specialist Linda Kim (email@example.com).
Deadline: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Korean Studies Minor
The Korean Studies minor is intended for students who are interested in the political, economic, social and cultural changes of the area, and draws upon courses from departments across the social sciences, humanities, and professional schools. For more information, please click here.
Students interested in the Korean Studies minor should contact Eva Luc, the undergraduate advisor of the East Asian Studies Center, to set up a meeting appointment. She can be reached by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (213.740.2992).
Global East Asia
Global East Asia is a scholarship summer study abroad program in China, Japan or Korea for USC undergraduate students, made possible by a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation. It is offered by the USC East Asian Studies Center. While abroad, you take EASC 360: Global East Asia (4 units), taught by USC faculty. You also travel extensively throughout the country for a unique, intensive experience, shared through an outreach requirement with one of USC’s East Asia online publications. For more information, please click here.
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