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Engaging the World: Harvard College International Opportunities Fair, Friday October 7, 2022 1-4pm

September 26, 2022

Please join us for the Engaging the World: International Opportunities Fair on Friday, October 7, 2022 from 1-4pm in the Cabot Science Library, Science Center

Taking place during Harvard's Worldwide Week, the Harvard College International Opportunities Fair is an annual undergraduate student fair showcasing activities and funding available to undergraduates throughout the year. Connect with the international centers and offices, academic departments, and selected student groups that will send you abroad to study, research, intern or volunteer. Please stop by the Korea...

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Aqib Zakaria

Aqib Zakaria, ’24, Government, Korea Institute Scholarship to Attend Seoul National University- International Summer Program (SNU-ISP) Tuition Waiver, Summer 2022

September 12, 2022

This summer, I spent a month in South Korea at Seoul National University’s International Summer Program (SNU ISP). That short month was transformative for me, as it gave me deeper insight on my future career in East Asia, allowed me to make a connection of friends and colleagues all over the world, and confront my preconceptions of the country.

I enrolled in two courses at SNU ISP—one on the East Asian financial system and another on the application of international law. Through these courses I was able to engage with Korean professors who have served for decades in the Korean...

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Esther Kim

Esther Kim ’23, Government/ EAS, KI Undergraduate Thesis Research Grant (Remote), Summer 2022

September 12, 2022

Thanks to funding from centers such as Harvard’s Korea Institute, I was able to conduct fieldwork for my senior thesis this summer. The Korea Institute supplemented the costs of spending time in research, creating contacts, transcribing Korean interviews into English notes, and making site visits once in the country.

Before embarking on this research, I had formalized the question, “How does liberal religious advocacy influence South Korea’s human rights foreign policy on North Korea towards civil and political rights (CPR) v. economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR)...

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Joshua Park

Joshua Park, '24, History/East Asian Studies, KI Undergraduate Research Assistantship, Summer 2022

September 12, 2022

Faculty Project: Database of North Korean Cyber Operations
Faculty Director: Prof. John Park, Director, Korea Project, Harvard Kennedy School

This summer, I was a Research Assistant for Professor John Park at the Harvard Kennedy School-affiliated Belfer Center. Over ten weeks, I conducted a research project called ‘Database of North Korean Cyber Operations’. Effectively what this meant was that I would be examining North Korea’s activities, attacks, espionage acts in cyberspace. The end goal was to develop my own knowledge, assist Professor Park and his...

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Irene Ju

Irene Ju, '24, Classical Language & Literature, KI Undergraduate Research Assistantship, Summer 2022

September 12, 2022

Faculty Project: Language Transcription for the Korean Language Program
Faculty Director: Prof. Hi-Sun Kim, Senior Preceptor in Korean Director of the Korean Language Program, Dept. of EALC

This past summer, I transcribed recorded audio of spoken data of Korean language learners and analyzed the data collection to examine, assess, and identify patterns in language acquisition of Korean language learners through the current curriculum. As a joint concentrator in Classics and Linguistics with a language citation in Korean, the Language...

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Soojin Kim

A Graduate Student Perspective: Soojin Kim, G2, Anthropology, KI Graduate Summer Research Grant, Summer 2022

September 9, 2022

Thanks to the generosity of the Korea Institute, I was able to conduct preliminary research for my doctoral project about online data management and erasure. The KI summer research travel grant offered me a great opportunity to explore my potential field sites and the groups of people with whom I hope to further navigate my research journey.

During my stay in Korea, I began with the questions of who wants to remove their online footprints, why they do that, and how such tracing and erasing process intersects with emerging technology, law, gender, and economy in South Korea. I...

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Suna Cha

A Graduate Student Perspective: Suna Cha, G1, RSEA Program A. M. Candidate, KI Graduate Summer Research Grant, Summer 2022

September 9, 2022

Despite uncertainties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, I was fortunately able to travel to Seoul for three weeks to conduct research for my master’s thesis. It had been four years since I last visited Korea, but it was my first time going for the sole purpose of research. While the landscape of Seoul felt familiar, the destinations I went to were all new and exciting. Thanks to the generous support of the Korea Institute, I not only collected valuable primary and secondary source materials for my thesis, but I also had the opportunity to meet with important individuals in the field who...

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Gene Kim

A Graduate Student Perspective: Gene Kim, G2, EALC-HEAL, KI Graduate Summer Research Grant, Summer 2022

September 9, 2022
The generosity of the Korea Institute enabled me to make significant progress on my dissertation research and begin writing my prospectus. Over the course of visiting numerous archives, my intention to write for my dissertation an oceanic and maritime history of post-1945 Korea-Japan relations came into sharper focus. In my prospectus, I aim to suggest the importance of triangulating the relationship between diplomacy, oceanic environments, and the fisheries industries in both postliberation Korea (and across the period of the Korean War) and postwar Japan, to better understand how both... Read more about A Graduate Student Perspective: Gene Kim, G2, EALC-HEAL, KI Graduate Summer Research Grant, Summer 2022
Mayako Liu

A Graduate Student Perspective: Mayako Liu, G2, RSEA Program A.M. Candidate, KI Graduate Summer Language Grant, Summer 2022

September 9, 2022

This summer, owing to the support of the Korea Institute, I participated in the intensive 6-week advanced academic Korean language program at the Inter-University Center for Korean Language Studies at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU). I greatly appreciate the opportunity to take part in the program which is essentially the only Korean language program that is specifically designed to train foreign researchers and professionals in Korean studies in the use of high-level, academic Korean.

The program was particularly useful as it allowed me to broaden and deepen the scope of my...

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Mei Mingxue Nan

A Graduate Student Perspective: Mei Mingxue Nan, G2, Comparative Literature, KI Graduate Summer Language Grant, Summer 2022

September 9, 2022

With the Korean Institute Graduate Summer Language Study Grant, I attended Sogang University’s Korean Immersion Program (KIP) from June 27 to July 22, 2022. Sogang KIP is a very vibrant program that focuses on improving students’ Korean speaking skills through language training and cultural immersion. There was not a single day that went uneventful. On weekdays, we had language class from 9AM to 1PM then culture class from 2.30PM onwards. Language class covered pragmatic topics, such as how to find a place to live in...

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