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Cultural Vistas Korea WEST International Student Interns


Resource posted by: Phantom Gallery Chicago Network Network

Created on: November 13, 2012

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Phantom Gallery Chicago Network has been contacted my Alyssa Myers to sponsor one of their Korea WEST participants. Cultural Vistas is a non-profit organization that sponsors J-1 visas for international students and professionals participating in short-term training in the U.S through U.S. Department of State-mandated programs-- Korea WEST-- as a host employer for one or more of our participants.

Here is a bit more information about the Korea West program:

The U.S. Department of State and the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs have come to an agreement to deepen mutual understanding between the U.S. and South Korea by increasing the number of Korean university students admitted to internship and study programs in the U.S. Cultural Vistas has been selected to administer Korea WEST, a work and study program for highly-qualified students from the most prestigious universities in South Korea.

Korea WEST participants are now available to interview for internships of up to 12 months in length. Participants are currently undergoing a 4-month program of intensive English study in the U.S. and will be available for training starting in January or February 2013.

Internships may be paid or unpaid, and there are no host employer fees whatsoever.

Cultural Vistas also takes care of: visa processing and visa sponsorship, all program fees, orientation, insurance, * assisting interns with moving to the internship site and finding housing.

Agreeing to sponsorship means:

The internship will be for 6 months up to 12 months and could start in March 2013 as the internship will be 32 hours per week, other outlets than just the 47th Ward office/OpenWall and Phantom Gallery where the intern could get some valuable experience such as Lillstreet, Chicago Printmakers Collabaorative (our preferred choice at this time is in graphic design), CAM, CMS, RAW ...


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