Professional competence in Korean and a degree in the field of your choice

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The Korean Flagship is a rigorous program for undergraduate UW-Madison students of any major who want to reach a professional level of competence in Korean. Students admitted to the program take courses at UW-Madison during the academic year and summer, participate in out-of-class tutoring and extra-curricular programming designed to maximize their Korean language and culture learning, and study abroad for a capstone year at Korea University in Seoul, where they complete an advanced program of study and a professional internship.

The Korean Flagship is a collaborative initiative of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and the Language Institute, with International Academic Programs, the Center for East Asian Studies, and the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition.

Funding for the Korean Flagship is from a grant to UW-Madison from The Language Flagship of the National Security Education Program.

The Language Flagship is a national effort to change the way Americans learn languages. Flagship offers language programs at schools across the United States for undergraduate students in critical languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish. Designed as a network of programs, The Language Flagship seeks to graduate students who will take their place among the next generation of global professionals, commanding a superior level of proficiency in one of many languages critical to U.S. competitiveness and security.

The Language Flagship is a public/private partnership sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) of the Department of Defense and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The contents of this website do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Government or IIE and no official Government or IIE endorsement should be inferred.

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