Program posted by: International Student Conferences
Posted on: February 13, 2013
The Korea-America Student Conference("KASC") is recruiting American Student Delegates for the 6th Annual Conference, taking place July 1st through 30th, 2013.
Launched in 2008, KASC is a leadership training program that has been recognized and endorsed by the Presidents of the United States and the Republic of Korea. Its mission is to promote friendship and trust between the two countries while encouraging hands-on experience in global leadership. KASC is unique in that it is student-run, and it brings together 50 students from both countries for month-long Conference every July. Every Conference is characterized by frank discussions with experts and peers, academic field trips, community service projects, and unique interactions with diverse communities in the host country (conference alternates countries every year). .
This summer, the 6th KASC will convene at four different universities in Korea, guided by the theme Collaborate to Converge: An Interlocking World. Students Delegates from both countries will travel together to Handong University (Pohang); Yonsei University (Seoul); Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Daejeon); and, Jeju National University (Jeju Island). More specifically, American and Korean Delegates will work together and conduct discussions as part of Roundtables discussions, This year, the Roundtable topics include:
-Empowering People to their Full Potential
-Key to Strengthen US-ROK Relations
-Future Development of U.S-ROK Relations
-A New Era for Peace and Security
-From Maximizing Profit to Maximizing Impact
As ambassadors of the U.S. and representatives of their universities, American Student Delegates frequently receive scholarships, grants, or academic credit from their schools. Students are encouraged to inquire as soon as possible about opportunities within different departments and offices of their universities.
Students accepted into KASC are required to pay a $500 non-refundable deposit and $3000 participation fee (total: $3500). This fee covers 100% of expenses for Student Delegates, including all lodging, three meals per day, travel insurance, Conference-related expenses, ground transportation, and air travel throughout the Conference. (Students are responsible for the costs of travel to the first site on July 1st and from the last site on July 30th.) The actual cost of the program is more than $7,000 per student. ISC subsidizes this cost through corporate, foundation, and individual support, raising more than $150,000 to operate the program each year.
KASC is currently accepting applications to the American Student Delegation on a rolling basis, official deadline for the 6th KASC is March 1st Required application materials include:
For more information about KASC, visit our website: www.iscdc.org/kasc/.