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  • Details and Cost

    About the Program

    NOTICE: Due to the current global health crisis, the program has been suspended for Spring 2021.

    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 for academic year participants and one way air ticket for one semester participants, health insurance at 50% (student pay approximately $50/month), 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
    Language of Instruction English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Arranged through program
    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.
    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.


    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 1 

    Spring Admission: October 1 

    Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, and are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

    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

  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    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.

    Academic Policies

    • Students must maintain full-time status while abroad
    • Credits earned on this program will calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University. Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.
    • Students following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) may request for GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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