The Korea Foundation, a nonprofit organization, was established in Seoul of the Republic of Korea in 1991 to promote awareness and understanding of Korea throughout the international community, and to enhance goodwill and friendship through the implementation of various international exchange programs.
The South Korea Scholarship Program is administrated by CIEE in partnership with The Korea Foundation. The Korea Foundation created the Korea-US Youth Network in hopes of exposing Korean culture to a diverse array of U.S. students from various backgrounds. During the program, participants will be hosted by Yonsei University, which is located in Seoul, South Korea. This short term program features highlights of Korean culture, language, and history.
Yonsei University is a separately contracted partner of the Korea Foundation and as such they commit to providing a custom-tailored cultural program to our participants. Yonsei University staff will be the official hosts of our students.
The Korea Foundation reserves the right to review and accept all applicants along with CIEE staff.
CIEE offers an annual summer scholarship to 50 high school students to participate in the Korea-US Youth Network. The High School Summer program will take place in August for two weeks. This program is ideal for students who may not be able to commit to an exchange program during the academic year but who are still interested in experiencing Korean culture. Please visit the “Apply Now” page for application instructions.
CIEE offers an annual spring break scholarship for full-time university undergraduate students to participate in the Korea-US Youth Network. This program is the perfect opportunity for students who do not have time to spend a full semester or academic year abroad, but are looking for a short term opportunity to explore Korean culture! The University Spring Break program takes place for 10 days in March during university spring break. Please visit the “Apply Now” page for application instructions.