Application period closed
The application period for the 2023 course will open September 5, 2022.
The Sejong Korea Scholars Program (SKSP) is an online course on Korean history and U.S.–Korea relations 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. Selected students participate in the college-level online course from February to June of each year.
The SKSP provides students with a broad overview of Korean history and U.S.–Korea relations. 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. 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 online between February and June. 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.–Korea 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.