New Paltz students may choose from at least eight SUNY overseas programs in Korea, for a summer, single semester, or academic year. Programs may be thematic or language-based. A number of New Paltz students have studied in South Korea at Yonsei University in Seoul (via SUNY Albany). Applications may be made to multiple institutions via a single SUNY application. For more information on each program, students may consult the individual International Program offices of SUNY campuses.
Students interested in Korea should consult with the web page of the Korea Society for information on programs offered by the society.
» Peter Ohm Scholarship
Applications have been available annually for scholarships in support of Korean language study in Korea at the Korean Language Institute, Yonsei University. Two scholarships are awarded, one for the summer term and one for the academic year. Each scholarship provides tuition, round-trip airfare, and a modest living stipend. Currently enrolled graduate students and recent college graduates are eligible to apply.
» ICOP Scholarship
Two additional scholarships are offered annually for one term of Korean language study at the Korean Language Institute, Yonsei University, with the same benefits as the Peter Ohm Scholarship program above. They may be used to support study during the summer, fall, or winter term of the academic year.
These scholarships are funded by the Intercultural Outreach Program (ICOP) which attempts to build bridges of interaction, understanding, and tolerance across lines of race, culture, and ethnicity. Applicants for these scholarships should demonstrate a commitment to these ideals. The deadline for both categories of scholarships is in March each year. Further information is available from the Korea Society, 950 Third Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022, tel: 212.759.7525; FAX: 202-293-2174.
» Scholarships from Gilman - International Institute for Education - With Supplemental Stipends for Korean Language Study Abroad: The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for US undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this congressionally funded program is administered by the Institute of International Education through its Southern Regional Center in Houston, TX. Additionally, a new $3,000 "Critical Need Language" Supplement is available to students studying Chinese or Korean. Students wishing to apply for Fall Semester or Academic year programs should prepare their applications in February or March for the April deadline.
» For further information on Japan programs, contact the Asian Studies Program or the Center for International Programs.