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Korea TaLK Program

A lot of different programs have made their way to the campus of VSU within the last year, including special interest groups that explore and enhance the talents of certain individuals.

One of the newest programs to VSU is an international program known as TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea).

TaLK is a Korean Government Scholarship program in which English-speaking students assist Korean trained professors in teaching conversational English to Korean students.

TaLK offers all the perks of VSU’s existing study abroad program—for free.

Successful applicants, known as TaLK scholars, will receive “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” according to Wanda Deweese, VSU Scholarship Coordinator and HOPE Counselor.

Qualifications for TaLK scholars include not only graduates, graduate students, and those with associate degrees, but also Korean exchange students in their first or second year of undergraduate studies.

These TaLK scholars help create original lesson plans for Korean students from 1st to 6th grade, making it a great opportunity for education majors.

The TaLK program, which began in April 2008 under the direction of South Korean president Lee Myung-Bak, has prepared positions for 600 students for the fall 2011 semester.

Since its beginning, the TaLK program has recruited over 1,800 members including students from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the U.K.

More information can be requested by emailing talkkoreapr@gmail.com or visiting the program’s website at http://www.talk.go.kr.

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