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  • About the Program

    About the Program

    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. $1,300 a month), $350 settlement allowance upon arrival and free housing. TaLK for SUNY is a semester-long program with possible extension exclusively designed for students applying from SUNY campuses.

    More Information please visit the  SBU Center for Korean Studies Website


    Location Various Locations in Korea, South Korea
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program, Internship/Experiential Learning
    Program Term Fall, Spring, Academic Year

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  • Program Details

    Course of Study

    All students must register for the following:

    • SBU Teaching Practicum, Internship, and Research courses.
    • Successfully finish the internship as a TaLK scholar and complete the proposed research.

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction English
    Language Proficiency 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 Term Fall, Spring, Academic Year
    Living Arrangements Arranged through program

    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.

    Additional Information

    Grades earned in a Partner University program WILL NOT calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students. Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.

    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

  • Requirements


    GPA 3.3
    Other Requirements

    Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.

    Finished at least two years of undergraduate study in any campus within SUNY system

    Application Deadline

    Fall/Academic Year Admission: March 15 (Deadline has been extended to March 22)

    Spring Admission: October 15 

    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee


    Tuition Rate

    $ 3,435 per semester for NY residents

    $12,270 per semester for non-residents

    Program Fee $750 per semester
    Administrative Fee

    $200 (non-refundable)

    International Health Insurance $55 per month approximately. Note: The host university may also require a domestic health plan, and will send details regarding costs to students directly.
    Other Fees N/A
    Travel Costs N/A
    Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
    Students can view our Cost Comparison Model for an example of how semester program costs abroad compare to a semester studying and living on Stony Brook University's campus. Click here to view the cost comparison.
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