TaLK for SUNY
- Deadline for August 2021 departure: Monday, March 15th
TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea) is a Korean government-sponsored internship/scholarship program that invites undergraduate students in English-speaking countries to Korea to teach English in after-school programs in elementary schools outside Seoul. TaLK scholars work for 15 hours on average a week as teacher assistants. Upon arrival, they participate in a month-long orientation through which they learn skills and knowledge to teach English to Korean students and have opportunities to create their own lesson plans before the field assignment. Benefits include:
- Airfare (paid in a form of arrival & departure allowances, approx. $1,200 each) **6-month term contract provides one-way airfare while a one-year term contract supports round-trip airfare.
- Approximately $300 settlement allowance upon local assignment
- Health insurance
- Stipends (approx. $1,500 a month)
- Gain SBU internship and research credits
TaLK for SUNY is a program exclusively designed for SUNY students that allow them to remain as a full-time student and utilize this opportunity to gain internship credits through the paid teaching experiences and research credits by conducting field research on a topic of their choice on Korea.
- Finished three semesters or 50 or more credits of undergraduate study by the end of applying semester on any campus within the SUNY system
- GPA 3.0 or above
- The preference will be given to those who have elementary or above level knowledge of the Korean language.
- The term for an appointment for SUNY students: 1) a half year (Aug.1~Jan.20 or Feb.1~July 31), 2) one year (Aug.1~July 31 or Feb. 1~Jan. 20)
- Register a total of 12 credits for International Internship (S/NS), Teaching Practicum (S/NS), Directed Reading (Graded) and Research on Korea (Graded)
- Successfully finish the internship term as a TaLK scholar and complete the proposed research and essay.
- The recruiting takes place every semester and applications are accepted on a rolling basis year-round.
- For the August 2021 departure, the applications should be accepted by March 15th , 2021 .
- Applications should be submitted through the Study Abroad Programs administered by the Int'l Academic Programs Office.
- Documents to be submitted:
1) IAP Study Abroad application with an unofficial transcript
2) Two recommendations
3) a research proposal form (1-2 pages. Clink here to download the form)
** If you need assistance or need to discuss your possible research topic and lesson plan, please contact Professor Heejeong Sohn.
Professor Heejeong Sohn (Program Director)
Center for Korean Studies
N5520 Melville Library
Tel: (631) 632-7311
International Academic Programs
Tel: (631) 632-7030