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Sejong Korean Scholars Program

Sejong Korean Scholars Program

Sejong Korean Scholars Program

Sejong Korean Scholars Program

Application period closed

The application for the 2016 SKSP will be available in January 2016.
Tuition for the 2016 SKSP is $1,500.


The Sejong Korean Scholars Program (SKSP) is an online course for high school students sponsored by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education. The SKSP annually selects 20–25 exceptional high school students from throughout the United States in an intensive study of Korea. Selected students participate in the online course on Korea from April to July of each year. 

The SKSP provides students with a broad overview of Korean history and culture. Ambassadors, top scholars, and experts throughout the United States provide online lectures and engage students in live discussion sessions. Students also complete readings and weekly assignments, with the coursework culminating in an independent research project. Final research projects are printed in journal format. Students who successfully complete the course earn Stanford Continuing Studies Program (CSP) credit and a Certificate of Completion from SPICE, Stanford University.

Selected students will participate in “virtual classes” via the Internet between April and July 2016. Students should expect to allot 3–6 hours per week to complete the lectures, discussions, readings, and assignments. Since this is a distance-learning course, however, students can structure most of the work around their individual schedules. Although intensive, this program equips participants with a rare degree of expertise about Korea and U.S.–Korean relations that may have a significant impact on their choices of study and future careers. The SKSP is not a language course and is taught completely in English. Students do not need to know the Korean language to participate in this course.

For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions or e-mail Jonas Edman, Sejong Korean Scholars Program Manager and Instructor, at




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