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TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea) for SUNY

Program Description

TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea) is a Korean government sponsored internship/scholarship program which invites undergraduate students in English-speaking countries to Korea to teach English in elementary school after-school programs. TaLK scholars work for 15 hours on average a week. Upon arrival, they participate in a month-long orientation before field assignment. Benefits include round-trip air tickets, health insurance, stipends (approx. $1,500 a month), $400 settlement allowance upon arrival and free housing. TaLK for SUNY is a year-long program exclusively designed for students applying from SUNY campuses.


  • Finished at least two years of undergraduate study in any campus within SUNY system
  • GPA 3.3 or above
  • The preference will be given to those who have completed Elementary II or above Korean language courses or demonstrate the equivalent proficiency or have taken at least one or two Korean studies-related courses at the point of application

Program Costs

  • $200 Administrative fee (non-refundable)
  • $750 Program fee per semester
  • $2,935 SUNY Undergraduate Tuition per semester for NY residents, $8,905 per semester for non-residents
  • $97/month (approximately): International Health Insurance must be purchased through Stony Brook University
  • Students are responsible for their travel arrangements including airfare, visa costs
* Costs are estimates for planning purposes and are subject to change.

Program Requirements

  • All students must register for. SBU Teaching Practicum, Internship and Research courses.
  • Successfully finish the internship as a TaLK scholar and complete the proposed research.
  • For more information visit to SBU Center for Korean Studies website.

Application Instructions:
Please fill out the following pdf file, and upload the complete form as your study statement on your online application:

Click here to download
  • Study statement indicating why you are interested in participating as a TaLK Scholar
  • Sample lesson plan
  • Proposed research topic

Application Deadline:

March 15 - Fall/Academic Year admission
October 15- Spring admission

Apply Now


Professor Heejeong Sohn
Center for Korean Studies
N5520 Melville Library
Tel: (631)632-7311

Jeanine Guilbeault
Exchange Advisor
International Academic Programs
Tel: (631)632-7030

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