TaLK Program: Teach and Learn in Korea Program for U.S. Students

The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Korean Ministry of Education, Science & Technology in their efforts to promote international exchange and to bring more American students to Korea.
IIE will be assisting the Korean government in publicizing and recruiting for the “Teach and Learn in Korea” (TaLK) Program, which is a study abroad opportunity that is open to both undergraduate students and recent college graduates.
The TaLK Program funds 300 TaLK Scholars each semester to teach conversational English in rural Korean elementary schools. The program provides a one-month orientation for the TaLK Scholars in addition to round-trip airfare, a settling-in allowance, a monthly living stipend of approximately $1,300, health insurance and organized trips to historical locations in Korea.
Given the generous terms of the program, this is a unique type of study abroad opportunity that can provide international experience for students with financial need who might not otherwise be able to go overseas.
Applications must be submitted by June for the term beginning in August 2011 and by December for the term beginning in February 2012. For more information, please visit the the TaLK Program website: www.talk.go.kr. Additional information for the program is available via e-mail request to talkkoreapr@gmail.com.
If you would like to request publicity materials, such as a program poster and brochures, please contact Walter Jackson at wjackson@iie.org.

New Study Abroad Scholarship!

In the next few days you might notice a new addition to the External Scholarships page of the VCU Education Abroad website.
Go! Overseas offers study abroad students the opportunity to be awarded as much as $1,000 to help them offset the cost of their program. Students are able to apply online by filling out an online scholarship application for one of their Study Abroad Scholarships!
There are three types of scholarships available:
* Go! Study Abroad Scholarship
* Go! Teach Abroad Scholarship
* Go! Volunteer Abroad Scholarship
It is also important to note that Go! Overseas awards their scholarships based on the creativity and the critical thinking skills they reveal in their application. If you have any questions about the scholarships or the application process, please refer to their Frequently Asked Questions page. The deadline for the Fall 2011 scholarships is 15 September 2011. Good luck!

Teach English in Korea!

Teach English in Korea!

Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) Program

In an effort to promote international exchange and bring more American students to Korea, the TaLK Program funds 300 TaLK Scholars each semester to teach conversational English in rural Korean elementary schools.
The program provides a 1-month orientation for the TaLK Scholars in addition to round-trip airfare, a settling-in allowance, a monthly living stipend of approximately $1,300, health insurance and organized trips to historical locations in Korea.
Both undergraduate students and recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.
The TaLK Program website can be found at: http://www.talk.go.kr/. Applications must be submitted by June for the term beginning in August 2011 and by December for the term beginning in February 2012.
Additional information for the program is available via e-mail request to talkkoreapr@gmail.com.
Students can also contact Jeff Wing at the VCU National Scholarship Office for more information.