Group Projects Abroad to South Korea FULBRIGHT-HAYS: KOREA

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Lessons For Great Plains K–12 Teachers in Korea’s Education System

Join us on a study abroad trip to learn how South Korea’s education system fueled the nation’s “miracle on the Han” economic growth and why Korean school children consistently land at the top of international measures on educational achievement.

The program includes a four-week, fully-funded trip to South Korea where we will study Korean culture, education, and language. We will live in Seoul for two weeks and in rural Kangwon province for two weeks. The program will also include pre- and post-trip seminars and workshops.

Program Goals

The purpose of this program is to...

  1. Provide Korean studies and Korean language learning to Nebraskan K-12 teachers.
  2. Teach Nebraska educators about the South Korean educational system.
  3. Prepare teachers to include Korean studies and / or language in K-12 social studies and world language classrooms.

November 19, 2019

December 2019


Pre-Trip Planning

January – June 2020

  • Participate in pre-trip readings, discussions, surveys, and a single pre-trip seminar.
  • Participants at a distance may join the seminar via video link.

Trip to South Korea

June 12 – July 10 2020

  • Dates are approximate.
  • Participants must attend the entire 28-day in-country South Korea trip.

Post-Trip Lesson

August 2020 – February 2021

  • Plan and deliver at least 3 Korean studies or Korean language lessons in 2020–2021.
  • Present and share your learning with colleagues.
  • articipate in post-trip surveys and seminars.

November 19, 2019

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  • Comparative study of Korean and U.S. schooling including school visits to:
         Chuncheon City elementary and secondary schools
         Kangwon Province Animation High School
         Chuncheon National University of Education
         Hagwons (after-school schools)
         North Korean refugee educational center
  • Two weeks of intensive Korean language study
  • Weekend homestay with a Korean family
  • Day trip to the North Korean border and Panmunjom Peace Village
  • Cultural site visits to:
         Gyeongbok Palace
         Seoraksan Mountain
         Dongdaemun Market
         Chongmyo Temple
         Korea Folk House dinner theater
  • Planning and delivery of Korean studies / language lessons in Nebraska classrooms

Details are subject to change. View the full itinerary here.

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  • This program is designed for Nebraska teachers of social studies, geography, world history or world languages (including English as a second language). All elementary teachers who teach one these subjects are eligible. Any secondary teacher who is certified to teach one these subjects is eligible. To be eligible, you must be teaching full-time in 2019-2020 and planning to teach full-time in 2020–2021.
  • Pre-service teachers who will graduate in 2019–2020 and are intending to teach full-time in the 2020–2021 school year are eligible for this program.
  • All participants must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. This program does not include or require UNL credit hours. You do not need to be a current, former or future UNL student to participate.

If you meet any of these criteria, please apply by November 19, 2019.

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Additional funding has been provided by the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education.

Jenelle Reeves
Associate Professor