September 06, 2021 - October 15, 2021
The application period for the 2021 course has closed. The application period for the 2022 course will open September 6, 2021.
The Sejong Korea 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 February to June of each year.
The SKSP provides students with a broad overview of Korean history and culture. 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 classroom” sessions via the Internet between February and June 2021. 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.
Due to the pandemic, for Spring 2021 only, students who are taking a "gap year"—who have graduated from high school but are not yet enrolling in college—will be eligible to apply. For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions or e-mail Jonas Edman, Sejong Korea Scholars Program Manager and Instructor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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