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2018 HSS-Korea Program Student, Ece Hakim, '21, Made a Short Documentary Film about the Culture of Protest in South Korea

September 19, 2018

2018 HSS-Korea Program student, Ece Hakim, '21, worked on an individual documentary film project on the culture of protest in South Korea during her time on the HSS-Korea Program in Seoul this past summer. Please take a look:

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Joa Alexander

A Graduate Student Perspective- Joa Alexander, RSEA Master's Program, G1, KI Graduate Summer Language Grant, Summer 2018

September 6, 2018

          I would first and foremost like to thank the Korea Institute for its generous support in helping students like myself achieve their language education and research goals. This summer, I had the opportunity to study Korean at the Inter-University Center for Korean Language Studies at Sungkyunkwan University (IUC) in Seoul, South Korea.

         An intensive, six-week program, IUC’s summer course provides its students—who range from master’s and doctoral students to professionals...

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Anna Jungeun Lee

A Graduate Student Perspective- Anna Jungeun Lee, EALC-HEAL, G4, KI Graduate Summer Research Grant, Summer 2018

September 6, 2018
          I applied to the Korea Institute Graduate Summer Language Research Grant for fieldwork and research in Korea, from May 30th to August 31st, 2018. After presenting at the prospectus conference in May, this was the first opportunity I had to conduct dissertation research abroad, with a focus on analyzing government documents on consumption policies during the Park Chung Hee period. With this in mind, I visited the National Archives Headquarters located inside the Daejeon Government Complex, and the Daejeon Repository of the National... Read more about A Graduate Student Perspective- Anna Jungeun Lee, EALC-HEAL, G4, KI Graduate Summer Research Grant, Summer 2018
Sarah Chang

Sarah Chang, '20, Korea Institute Undergraduate Language Study Grant to Ewha (Tuition Waiver), Summer 2018

September 6, 2018

         Saying that my trip to South Korea was life-changing would be an understatement. Through the Korea Institute’s Ewha tuition waiver scholarship, I was able to experience not only focused, Korea-specific courses, but also was able to make life-long connections with other visiting students. Attending Ewha impacted me personally in more than one way and gave me an experience that no other program could ever have given. ...

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Sierra Tseng

Sierra Tseng, '20, Korea Institute Scholarship to attend SNU International Summer Institute (SNU ISI), Summer 2018

September 6, 2018

          I happened upon Korea by chance, filling my last class spot of fall semester with a sociology class on modern Korea just as course registration was due. This sparked an interest in a country I only ever heard about in news headlines or from my Korean American friends, and caused me to follow-up my sociology class with a Korea history class during spring semester. This resulted in a year-long adventure...

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Maria Tirnovanu

Maria Tirnovanu, '20, Intern at CJ Entertainment and Media in Seoul, Korea Summer 2018

September 6, 2018

         Before the internship at CJ E&M, I was incredibly excited and yet the concerns I had were also many: would I be able to do marketing, would I fit in well, would I be able to deal with the language, would I be of help to them, would I be able to handle the work, and so many more. And while I think it is always good to ask yourself many questions before starting something and evaluate as many things as you can think about in order to be...

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Aaron Shi

Aaron Shi, '20, Intern at the Korea Herald in Seoul, Korea Summer 2018

September 6, 2018

        The first time I walked into the Korea Herald newsroom, I thought to myself: This is it. As I witnessed reporters and editors typing away or hustling around with clutched papers, I was reminded that this was no longer a classroom, and I was no longer just a student, but rather an intern reporter at a large English daily newspaper in Seoul. Before starting work in early July, I knew on a general level that I would mainly be writing stories. But the actual writing process, which involved interviewing, traveling...

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Irene Kim

Irene Kim, '20, Intern at the ROK National Assembly in Seoul, Korea Summer 2018

September 6, 2018

        Over the summer, I interned for the Committee of Foreign Affairs and Unification of the South Korean National Assembly. As a Korean American student interested in law and in international relationship, I looked forward to gaining a fruitful experience to observe the legislative process and the diplomatic and political complexity in the National Assembly.

         The main responsibility that I undertook during my time at the...

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Anastasia Lamothe

Anastasia Lamothe, '21, Harvard Summer School in Seoul Program

September 6, 2018

        Since this was my first real time travelling abroad, going into this summer, I was scared. I was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the courses, or with being in a new country. However, I don’t regret going to South Korea. I learned so much both inside and outside the classroom.

        Every weekday for the whole summer, I had an intensive Korean language class, followed by a one month long...

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Julie Ngauv

Julie Ngauv, '20, Harvard Summer School in Seoul Program

September 6, 2018

          Before I was even certain about my concentration or what kind of classes I wanted to take, I knew that one of the things that I definitely wanted to do at Harvard was study abroad. I’ve always dreamed of travelling and seeing the world—trying new things and altering my perspective on the mundane. Having been able to spend eight wonderful weeks in South Korea this summer, I can say that studying abroad fulfilled those...

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