Summer Program in Korea for American School Administrators

Every year, the Foundation invites approximately 30 American educators, elementary, middle and high school principals and school district superintendents from various parts of the United States to participate in its Summer Program in Korea for American Educators. In general, educators from elementary, middle and high schools or school districts which offer Korean language and cultural classes and those who are interested in establishing such courses at their schools are invited to participate in the program.

The nine-day program in Korea is designed to increase American educators’ understanding and appreciation of the rich Korean history and culture, social and economic development of the Korean society, and Korean educational system. Typically, the program takes place in two cities, including the capital city of Seoul during the first 10 days of July. It includes city tours and visits to at least one Korean high school, a traditional Korean music and dance performance, a traditional Korean village or a museum, Buddhist temples and royal palaces, an industrial site, and the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), as well as free time for personal business, such as shopping.

The program is co-sponsored by the Foundation, a university in Korea, and the Ministry of Education and Human Resources and the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology of the Republic of Korea.