The Korean Flagship Program

The Korean Flagship Program is an innovative undergraduate program for highly-motivated students of any major to reach a professional level of competence in Korean by graduation. The goal of the program is to graduate students who will take their place among the next generation of global professionals, commanding a professional level of competence in Korean.

The UW-Madison Korean Flagship is one of just two Korean Flagships in the nation. The other domestic Korean Flagship, established in 2002, is at the University of Hawai’i.

The UW-Madison Korean Flagship Program is comprised of both domestic and overseas study. At UW-Madison, students take Korean language and culture courses during both the academic year and for at least one summer, and participate in dedicated tutoring and in a wide array of co-curricular programming. Students study abroad on the capstone Korean Flagship Overseas Program at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, where they take intensive advanced language and culture courses, and enroll in other courses taught in Korean at Korea University, and complete a professional internship. (Overseas programs are pending UW-Madison approval). Together, the domestic and overseas programs offer a sequence of articulated domestic and overseas study to enable undergraduate students of all majors to reach a professional level of Korean language proficiency by graduation.

The UW-Madison Korean Flagship Program is a collaborative initiative of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and the Language Institute, with the Center for East Asian Studies and the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition. The Language Flagship is an initiative of the National Security Education Program in the U.S. Department of Defense.