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About Global Korea Scholarship

GKS Summer Program for African and Latin American Students
Program Overview
This program is designed to provide students from Africa and Latin America with an in-depth academic training as well as an opportunity to experience Korean culture in order to nurture future leaders who will contribute to the development of global society.
Period
July ~ August (5 weeks)
Number of participants
80 undergraduate students in total (40 from Africa, 40 from Latin America)
Eligibility
a. Be a citizen of African or Latin American countries
b. Be enrolled in the second to fourth year as an undergraduate student in the university/college in Africa and Latin America
c. Be fluent in English
   * Priority will be given to the applicants with Korean fluency.
d. Be mentally and physically healthy
e. Have the ability and willingness to adapt to Korean culture and life in Korea
Benefits
a. NIIED and/or the training institutions will be responsible for round trip air ticket, room and board during the duration of the program, and traveler’s insurance.
b. Participants will be responsible for transportation fare in his/her country, visa fee, etc.
Program
Program
Activities Contents
Orientation Introduction to the overall program
Networking with participants
Lectures Specific field of study
Korean language, history and culture
Research Projects
(Lab, Seminar, etc.)
Conduct specific research projects along with mentoring
from Korean graduate students
Field Trip Related laboratories, research institutes and/or industrial sites
Cultural or historical sites
Closing Presentation of research results
Awards to the outstanding performances
Formation of Alumni network
* Specific programs will vary according to the training institution