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Food delivered to Everywhere

Event date: 2013-08-14

Not only are you always within minutes of a restaurant anywhere in all Korean towns and cities, you don’t even have to move from where you are to get a meal. If you can describe the location you are at sufficiently enough in Korean, then you can probably get a local restaurant to deliver food to you. This is inclusive of all areas accessible my a small motorcycle.

People in recreational areas such as the riverside parks along the river will often find a restaurant menu pinned to a pillar or park bench, call it and get food delivered to them, at no extra cost. If a road heads up a mountain, and you’re hungry at the top, then, within reason, you can probably get some food delivered to you. One of the unique perks of Korea is this fantastic level of service which operates on a whole other level.

Types of Food Delivery

China food adopted from Koreans

 Jjajangmyeon(blackbean noodles) is one of the most popular dishes in South Korea. It consists of wheat noodles served with a black and sweet sauce called chunjang, made from roasted soybean, thickened with cornstarch and sweetened with caramel. The sauce can be prepared in many ways: the vegetarian version is prepared with carrots, cucumber, courgettes, onion and other vegetables while the non-vegetarian version also include pork, beef or seafood like squid and shrimps but not fish. The taste is very rich and the contrast of flavours is enjoyable. The thickness of sauce (due to the starch) are a perfect match for the chewy noodles. Pickled radish and raw onion are the selective side dishes for Jjajangmyeon and are meant to refresh your palate.

The origin of this dish are from China, but there are many differences. The Chinese version is more simple, including usually just pork, bean paste and sliced cucumber and the sauce is salty. After Jjajangmyeon was introduced to Korea, it was modified according to Korean taste and it was served for special occasions like weddings or birthdays. Things have changed in the last 30 years and it has become a casual dish. You can find many Jjangmyeon shops all over Korea and it can be ordered and delivered at home. After ordered it you will receive it within 30 minutes and after have consumed it, you can leave the bowl and cutlery outside of your step door for the delivery guy to take it back. Of course Jjajangmyeon is also available in instant packet in every convenience store.

Jjampong(noodles in spicy seafood broth) it’s a dish that was originally created in China but that has been adapted in Korea and that has become a very popular dish as much as Jjajangmyeon . As Jjajangmyeon, it is reasonably cheap and filling, making it a perfect meal for students. It is usually served in Chinese restaurants in Korea as well as take away and the funny thing is that if you are outside Korea, you will find this dish mostly in Korean restaurants and not in Chinese ones.

Jjampong consists in a stew of seafood such as shrimps, octopus or sea shells cooked together with vegetables and served with wheat noodles. Vegetables include green onion, carrots, ginger, cabbage and mushrooms. The peculiar thing about this dish is that the recipe is very flexible and the ingredients can change a lot according to their availability and to the country and it can also include meat. When I was in Canada, I tried a Jjampong prepared using squids, shrimps, octopus and clams as seafood and sliced pork as meat. The vegetables used were mushrooms, spinach, onion, green peppers and carrots. The spiciness to the dish was given by the red pepper flakes added.

Korean Fried Chicken

Korean fried chicken or seasoned chicken(yangnyeom chicken) is a fried chicken dish prepared in a Korean style. It is consumed as a meal, fast food at bars, or as an after meal snack in Korea. Korean fried chicken differs from typical American fried chicken by being fried twice. This results in the skin being crunchier and less greasy. Furthermore, Korean-style chicken is not characterized by the crags and crusty nubs associated with American fried chicken as described by Julia Moskin of The New York Times as a "thin, crackly and almost transparent". The chickens are usually seasoned with spices, sugar, and salt, prior to and after being fried. Korean fried chicken restaurants commonly use small or medium sized chicken, in other words, younger chickens resulting in more tender meat. Pickled radishes, beer, and soju are often served with Korean fried chicken.

Bossam

Bossam is a type of ssam in Korean cuisine in which steamed or roasted pork is wrapped in a leaf vegetable such as red lettuce or sesame leaf, often accompanied by condiments known as ssamjang or gochujang. It can even be wrapped in a kimchi leaf. It is usually topped with raw or cooked garlic, onion, freshly made kimchi, saeujeot (pickled fermented shrimp), or other pickles. Bossam is a popular dish in Korea, and can also be served as an anju (side dish consumed while drinking alcoholic beverages). Bossam's origins are closely linked to kimchi. During the gimjang season, when large quantities of kimchi were made, noblemen gifted a pig to the kimchi makers to boost their spirit, as the process required hard work and dedication. The pig was steamed and eaten with freshly made kimchi. Pork meat is boiled in a broth that contains ginger and onions to reduce the smell. Bossam is often eaten with oyster on top of the meat, this variety is called gul bossam. Gul bossam restaurants also provide gamjatang (potato soup), which is traditionally eaten first.

Jokbal

 Jokbal is a Korean dish consisting of pigs' feet cooked with soy sauce and spices.[1] It is usually served in dark braising liquid, made from soy, ginger, garlic, rice wine. The hair is removed from pigs' feet and they are thoroughly washed. Leeks, garlic, ginger, cheongju (rice wine) and water are brought to a boil. The pigs' feet are added, brought back to a boil and then simmered until tender. Then additional water, sugar and soy sauce are poured into the pot and the contents are slowly stirred. Once the jokbal is fully cooked, bones are removed, and the meat is cut into thick slices. It is then served with fermented shrimp sauce called saeujeot.As jokbal is usually shared with several other diners, it is usually served in large portions on a platter. Due to its unique greasiness and strong flavor, jokbal is eaten like other Korean grilled meats - wrapped in lettuce with other vegetables by hand before it is eaten. As jokbal is considered an anju, it is often eaten with soju as well as other anjus such as Bindaetteok. Full with gelatins, jokbal is said to be good for skin and preventing wrinkles. The amino acid of methionine in pork is known to detoxicate alcohol, and prevents hangovers. It is also considered good for the detoxication of toxins due to silicosis and heavy metal poisoning.

Naengmyeon

 Naengmyeon is a Korean noodle dish of long and thin handmade noodles made from the flour and starch of various ingredients: buckwheat, potatoes, sweet potatoes,naengmyun made with the starch from arrowroot (darker color and chewier than buckwheat noodles), and kudzu. Varieties with ingredients such as seaweed and green tea are available. According to the 19th century documents of Dongguksesigi, it has been made since the Joseon Dynasty. Originally a delicacy in northern Korea, especially in the cities of Pyongyang and Hamhung in North Korea, raengmyeon became widely popular throughout Korea after the Korean War. Naengmyeon is served in a large stainless bowl with a tangy iced broth, julienned cucumbers, slices of Korean pear, and either a boiled egg or slices of cold boiled beef or both. Spicy mustard sauce (or Mustard oil) and vinegar are often added before consumption. Traditionally, the long noodles would be eaten without cutting, as they symbolized longevity of life and good health, but servers at restaurants usually ask if the noodles should be cut prior to eating, and use scissors to cut the noodles.

The two main varieties of naengmyeon are mul naengmyeon and bibim naengmyeon. The former is served as a cold soup with the noodles contained in broth made from beef, chicken or dongchimi. The latter is served with a spicy dressing made primarily from gochujang (red chili paste) and eaten all mixed. In the case of bibim naengmyeon, a bowl of the soup broth used in mul naengmyeon or plain broth from the boiled noodles itself are often served on the side. Mul naengmyeon originates from Pyongyang. Pyongyang naengmyeon is mainly made from buckwheat and the broth of beef or pheasant. It also uses dongchimi broth or a mixture of it, while adding the sliced pieces of the radish to the dish. Vinegar, mustard oil (provided on request at most restaurants) and sugar is added according to taste before eating.

A version of bibim naengmyeon originates from Hamhung, the hoe naengmyeon. Hoe naengmyeon is bibim naengmyeon with additional marinated raw fish (hoe), usually skate. It is eaten with the spicy gochujang dressing and other ingredients all mixed. Vinegar, sugar, haszing duu, and sometimes sesame oil is added according to taste. The noodles of Hamhung naengmyeon are usually made from potato or sweet potato starch, so the noodles are very chewy in texture compared to those of Pyongyang naengmyeon.

Another variety of naengmyeon is yeolmu naengmyeon which is served with yeolmu kimchi.

Instant naengmyeon noodles are available, with the soup broth prepackaged with the noodles. A clear plastic package of mustard oil is often supplied.

And Others...

Even Pizza Hut, McDonalds and all other global fast food chains have a fleet of small delivery bikes. Often there is a minimum order price of 7000 won (about $7) for delivery. It does not bode well for anybody like me with habitually lazy patterns who wants to lose weight but can’t resist picking up the phone to get something delivered to the door.


Drinking Culture in Korea

Event date: 2013-08-14

If you enjoy having a drink or two, you'll have no problem feeling right at home in Korea. The consumption of alcohol is highly accepted here and is considered the ultimate way to create a friendly social setting, so the best way to understand true Korean culture is by learning the social rules and etiquette that accompanies Korean drinking culture.

mixed drink of soju and beer(Sso maek)

In the past days, people drank on specific days like New Year, thanks giving day and etc. But people can drink alcohol regardless of events in present day. Coming modern society, drinking parties are changing. The goal of drinking parties that many people promoting good fellowship and open one's heart talking. But after the lapse of time, some parts are changing. The culture in Korean is changing to enjoying drinking all kinds of alcohol. They also like to make special cocktails like "Bomb drink" or "poktanju" in Korean. "Bomb drink" is a mixed drink.
 

Why Koreans go for a drink

To form close relationships

Korean love to take part in "hoesik", outings where co-workers dine and drink together after work. Comparable to the western concept of "happy hour", many drinks are poured all around during hoesik, creating a relaxing environment. Koreans believe that you must dine together or drink together in order to create friendships and get to know one another. For that reason, they will organize groups together and arrange for events to go drinking together. Whenever there's a new student or colleague, a guests needs to be entertained, or a person is visiting from another country, it's safe to say that alcohol always makes an appearance.

End-of-year parties

Although bars and pubs have a steady flow of customers throughout the year, the busiest time is always towards the end of the year. In Korea, the end of a year holds a special meaning; it's a time of the year where co-workers, clubs and organizations, classmates, and any other organized groups will all get together to look back at the year they've spent together and toast to another year together.

Drinking Etiquette

the most important thing about South Korea drinking culture is manner. So Koreans believe drinking etiquette to be important. When people can drink alcohol, they taught to how to drink with other people by elders to pupils. Because Korean ancestors thought that pouring and receiving drinks was important over the bowl.

Pouring drinks

When a person gives an alcoholic drink to adults, the person has to give the drink with two hands respectfully. When pouring a drink, the cup should be held with the right hand, and the wrist of your right hand held lightly with the left hand. Fill empty cups immediately.

Receiving drinks

When receiving drinks same as pouring drinks. When elders give to younger, younger's attitude is politely receiving. Also they say to elder "Thank you" and the next step is a little bit hit the bottle in the second place put down bottle. It makes elders pleased. Also when drinking beer turn younger's head.

Aspects of Confucian culture still remain in Korean culture so there are many traditional customs that are observed when drinking or dining. It's always good to observe the customs of the country you're in, but don't worry about offending others if you're less than perfect in remember all of the social rules. Just remember that politeness and respect for your elders is of the utmost importance, as many of the rules reflect this.

Respect your elers

It is not considered proper to pour the first glass unless you're the oldest person in the group or if you have the highest ranking social or work position. As a foreigner, you will most likely be considered the guest for the evening and thus not likely be faced with this responsibility. In addition to the elders pouring the first drink, it is polite to refrain from drinking until someone has poured your drink for you. Also, when drinking in front of an elder, it is polite to turn your head to the side when taking a shot or a sip instead of facing that person straight on. As a foreigner if you feel this is awkward, you may just bow your head down slightly in respect.

Always use both hands

In Korea, whenever you receive something, whether it's a gift or a drink, it is considered polite to use two hands. So when someone is pouring you a drink, you should hold out your glass or shot with both hands. This goes for when you pour someone else a drink as well. You may hold the bottle with both hands when pouring, or you may hold the bottle with one hand and use the other hand to support that arm by folding it and placing that hand on the pouring arm's inner elbow.

Refilling glasses

In many cultures it is considered acceptable, even rude, to not refill a person's glass before it is empty. In Korea however, it is the opposite. You should only refill someone's glass when there isn't a single drop left in it.

Drinking rules for females

Unlike in Japanese drinking culture, females are not obligated to pour anyone's drink. In fact, if a woman performs this task, it reflects poorly on her image because it is a reminder of the time period of when only women used to serve men in bars. In this day and age, women are not charged with this responsibility, but among friends it is considered an acceptable practice.

Binge drinking

Many people in Korea enjoy drinking and drinking culture. Unfortunately just like in any other country, there are those that enjoy their drink too much. This is partially due to a popular drink in Korea called poktanju, which literally translates to "bomb alcohol". This potent drink is a mixture of soju and beer. It's great to drink if you can handle your alcohol, but please drink responsibly.

Where to go for a drink

For hoesik, end-of-year parties or any other drinking occasion, Koreans will enjoy several "cha", phases of social activity. The first cha usually takes place at a restaurant where people will have dinner together. Then the group will move to a bar for the second cha. Sometimes the group will even move to another bar for a third cha, and the more daring will enjoy several more cha. For the first cha, Korean barbeque meat restaurants are the most popular among Koreans, although the first cha can be enjoyed at just about any dining establishment. Starting from the second cha, Koreans will go to any of the drinking establishments listed below. Noraebang (karaoke) is also very popular.

Min-sok-ju-jum (traditional Korean bars)

Korean minsokjujum are very similar to the Japanese izakaya. These places typically serve Korean "anju" with their Korean alcohol, snacks that are eaten while consuming alcohol. Koreans always snack on food while drinking, and as such, anju is a very important part of Korean drinking culture. Anju is comparable to pub food, but instead of burgers and fries, Koreans will snack on pajeon (a savory Korean pancake), spicy stews and stir-fried dishes. Typical alcoholic beverages will include Korean rice wines like makgeolli or dongdongju, soju and beer. Prices are relatively low at these places, making them popular with students and young professionals. The biggest problem you'll come across at one of these places is trying to finish off all of the anju, as the serving sizes are usually very generous.

Po-jang-ma-cha (street carts of stalls)

Anyone who visits Korea needs to have at least one drink at a pojangmacha. A pojangmacha is a street cart or stall that sells food and/or beverages. You'll find pojangmacha all over Korea, but the ones you see on the street only sell snacks, not any alcohol. The pojangmacha bars are more like a giant version of these small food carts, but with more variety on the menu in terms of alcohol and anju, and tables for you to enjoy your evening. Korean seafood dishes, chicken dishes, and barbeque pork dishes are just some of the things you'll find on the anju menu here, and beer and soju are the beverages of choice to go along with them. Although a pojangmacha bar may not look like it's expensive, anju dishes here can cost just about as much as any other Korean bar, sometimes even more. Make sure you know how much the dishes are before you order to avoid any unwanted hassle.

HOF

A HOF is the Korean version of a german beer hall, and is what is considered to be a typical Korean bar. Beer is the drink of choice here, although the selection of beer is usually limited to Korean brands. Fried chicken and french fries are the most common items on the anju menu and prices are relatively inexpensive, with a 500cc mug of beer costing only about 4,000 to 6,000 won and anju ranging from around 12,000 to 20,000 won.

And More...

If you want to drink wine, you go to a wine bar. If you want to drink sake, you go to a Japanese isakaya. There are plenty of drinking places in downtown Seoul to choose from, each with their own speciality of alcoholic beverages.

Types of Alcoholic Beverages

Soju and makgeolli are generally considered the most representative examples of Korean alcoholic beverages, but Korean beer is consumed just as much. Recently wine has become popular as well, popping up on menus at bars and restaurants all over Korea.

Makgeolli

Makgeolli is a traditional Korean alcoholic beverage that has been a part of Korean drinking culture for many centuries. Made from a mixture of rice and wheat, rice farmers used to make it whenever they could spare the time. It has a soft, silky texture and goes down very easily, making it extremely easy to get very drunk very quickly if you're not careful. It has been said that makgeolli is very good for your skin and health (in moderation of course), making makgeolli a very popular drink among females.

Soju

When people think of Japan, they think of sake. France or Italy, people think of wine. As for Korea, the honor would indefinitely go to soju. There are two major types of soju; one type is made from diluted ethanol, while the other type is made from distilled starches like sweet potatoes or wheat. The majority of soju you'll find in Korea will be of the former. Korean soju is about 19 - 21% alcohol by volume and is usually consumed straight from a shot glass. But unlike the western concept of drinking shots, Koreans will usually sip from their shot glasses of soju.

Beer

Beer is the world's most commonly consumed beverage, and can be found in Korea as well. The most common brands in Korea are Cass, Hite, OB and Max. Nearly every drinking establishment in Korea will serve one, if not all of these.

Poktanju

In Korea, many people like "poktanju". For examples are soju and beer (Sso maek), foreigner liquors and beer, and soju, beer and coke (kojingamlae) etc. Poktanju makes people drunken more fast. Nevertheless, people enjoy drinking it and drink it bottoms up. There are lots of Poktanju,

Yakju

Yakju (literally "medicinal alcohol") is a refined rice wine made from steamed rice that has gone through several fermentation stages. It is also called myeongyakju or beopju and is distinguished from takju by its relative clarity. Varieties include baekhaju, which is made from glutinous rice and Korean nuruk, and Heukmeeju, which is made from black rice.

Cheongju

Cheongju (literally "clear wine" or "clear liquor") is a clear rice wine similar to Japanese sake. One popular brand of cheongju is Chung Ha, which is widely available at Korean restaurants. There are various local variations, including beopju, which is brewed in the ancient city of Gyeongju.

Distilled liquors

Korean distilled liquors include goryangju and okroju. Another variety, called munbaeju, has the distinction of being South Korea's Important Intangible Cultural Property Number 86-1. Munbaeju is a traditional aged distilled liquor made of malted millet, sorghum, wheat, rice, and nuruk (fermentation starter), with a strength of 40 percent alcohol by volume. It originates in the Pyongyang region of North Korea and is noted for its fragrance, which is said to resemble the flower of the munbae tree (similar to a pear).


2013 InKAS Fall Scholarship Application Period for Inje University

2013 InKAS Korean Language Scholarships for Fall Semester For Inje University

InKAS provides Korean language scholarships to overseas Korean adoptees as an opportunity to learn the Korean language at a prestigious university in South Korea. In association with a grant from the Ministry for Health & Welfare and the participating universities, scholarship grantees can study at any of these language institutes: Ewha Womans, Korea, Kyunghee, Seoul National, Sogang, Sookmyung Women’s, Yonsei, Sangmyung, and Inje University.

1. Required Documents and Terms

A. Documents

- One on-line application form (inkas.org)

- One photocopy of adoption document with your Korean name

- One photocopy of your passport with valid passport number

- One photocopy of your high school diploma or higher

- One photo (3x4cm)

B. Terms

- Selections will not be made on a first-come, first-serve basis, but selected after InKAS staff reviews each applicant’s documents and application. We will select only two scholarship applicants.

- If you have any problems or issues from previous semesters at the Korean language school, your application can be rejected or your acceptance cancelled by personal notification.

- An applicant must be at least 18 years old.

- Only fully-completed applications along with all the required documents will be accepted.

2. Application Deadline

- Inje University : 24:00, August 22nd (Korean time)

3. How to apply

- Sign up or log into InKAS website ▷ Log in ▷ Our service ▷ Scholarship ▷ click on ‘Apply for scholarship’

- Fill out application form for 2013 Fall Scholarship Inje University ▷ Submit the completed form with all proper required documents

4. University information for language scholarships available through InKAS

University

Website

Course period

Course available through InKAS

Inje Uni.

www.iihr.net

2013.09.2

- 2013.12.19

Regular Program

Class Schedule:

10am-1pm Korean class or Korean Culture Class

2-4pm Korean class or Korean Culture Class

Wednesdays 7pm English conversation group with Korean students

* The university information above can be changeable by university’s decision

5. Fee

- InKAS Application fee: 82,000KW (77.00 USD) : It's non-refundable. Please don't pay before receiving an official scholarship award e-mail.

- University registration fee: Covered

- Tuition fee, dormitory and meals: 100% covered for Inje University (dorms open 8/30)

*Textbook and optional field trips must be covered by scholarship recipient

* Any previous scholarship cancellations can have a negative impact on your ability to receive another scholarship for 2013 fall semester. 

* Please check the university website for the fall semester schedule once again.

* If you are a recipient of a scholarship for the 2013 fall semester, you will receive payment instructions for more information about this course by email.

For further inquiries regarding InKAS Korean Language Scholarships, please email or contact InKAS.

contact@inkas.org

02-3148-0258


2013 InKAS Korean Language Scholarships for Fall Semester (Sangmyung University)

Event date: 2013-07-29

2013 InKAS Korean Language Scholarships for Fall Semester (Sangmyung University)

InKAS provides Korean language scholarships to overseas Korean adoptees as an opportunity to learn the Korean language at a prestigious university in South Korea. In association with a grant from the Ministry for Health & Welfare and the participating universities, scholarship grantees can study at any of these language institutes: Ewha Womans, Korea, Kyunghee, Seoul National, Sogang, Sookmyung Women’s, Sangmyung and Yonsei University.

1. Required Documents and Terms

A. Documents

- One on-line application form (inkas.org)

- One photocopy of adoption document with your Korean name

- One photocopy of your passport with valid passport number

- One photocopy of your high school diploma or higher

- One photo (3x4cm)

B. Terms

- For students re-applying for a second semester, only an application form needs to be resubmitted, but some documents might be requested by InKAS or the university.

- If you have any problems or issues from previous semesters at the Korean language school, your application can be rejected or your acceptance may be cancelled by personal notification.

- An applicant must be at least 18 years old.

- Only fully-completed applications along with all the required documents will be accepted.

- Selections will be made entirely on a first-come first-served basis.

2. Application Deadline

- Sangmyung University : 24:00, August 11th (Korean time)

3. How to apply

- Sign up or log into InKAS website ▷ Log in ▷ Our service ▷ Scholarship ▷ click on ‘Apply for scholarship’

- Fill out application form for 2013 Fall Scholarship ▷ Submit the completed form with all proper required documents

4. University information for language scholarships available through InKAS

University

Website

Course period

Course available through InKAS

Sangmyung Uni.

http://cklc.smu.ac.kr/KLC/process_e.php

2013.09.23

- 2013.11.29

Regular Program

* The university information above can be changeable by university’s decision

* We do not offer scholarships for alternative language programs (evening or shorter-hour classes)

5. Fee

- InKAS Application fee: 82,000KW (77.00 USD) : It's non-refundable. Please don't pay before receiving an official scholarship award e-mail.

- University registration fee: 50,000kw

- Tuition fee: 50% covered for Sangmyung Univ.

* Any previous scholarship cancellations can have a negative impact on your ability to receive another scholarship for 2013 fall semester. 

*  Please check the university websites for fall semester schedule once again.

*  If you are a recipient of a scholarship for the 2013 fall semester, you will receive payment instructions (due date of payment: August 21st) and more information about this course by email.

For further inquiries regarding InKAS Korean Language Scholarships, please email or contact InKAS.

contact@inkas.org

02-3148-0258


2013 InKAS Summer Camp

2013 InKAS Summer Camp included 35 overseas Korean adoptees from Australia, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, USA, Canada, Luxembourg, Norway, and France.  We traveled for 10 days throughout Seoul, Jeonju, Mokpo, Gwangju, Sunchang, and Cheonan visiting locations including the Independence Memorial, National Assembly, traditional Korean hanok villages, Yeoido river park, and the Korea International Trade Association at Coex.  Great memories and lasting friendships were formed with our participants, Korean volunteers and Korean homestay families.


2013 InKAS Korean Language Scholarships for Fall Semester

Event date: 2013-06-17

2013 InKAS Korean Language Scholarships for Fall Semester

InKAS provides Korean language scholarships to overseas Korean adoptees as an opportunity to learn the Korean language at a prestigious university in South Korea. In association with a grant from the Ministry for Health & Welfare and the participating universities, scholarship grantees can study at any of these language institutes: Ewha Womans, Korea, Kyunghee, Seoul National, Sogang, Sookmyung Women’s and Yonsei University.

1. Required Documents and Terms

A. Documents

- One on-line application form (inkas.org)

- One photocopy of adoption document with your Korean name

- One photocopy of your passport with valid passport number

- One photocopy of your high school diploma or higher

- One photo (3x4cm)

B. Terms

- For students re-applying for a second semester, only an application form needs to be resubmitted, but some documents might be requested by InKAS or the university.

- If you have any problems or issues from previous semesters at the Korean language school, your application can be rejected or your acceptance may be cancelled by personal notification.

- An applicant must be at least 18 years old.

- Only fully-completed applications along with all the required documents will be accepted.

- Selections will be made entirely on a first-come first-served basis.

2. Application Deadline

- Seoul National University: 24:00, June 23rd (Korean time)

- Sogang University and Korea University: 24:00, July 7th (Korean time)

- Yonsei, Ewha Womans, Sookmyung Women’s, and Kyunghee: 24:00, July 14th (Korean time)

3. How to apply

- Sign up or log into InKAS website ▷ Log in ▷ Our service ▷ Scholarship ▷ click on ‘Apply for scholarship’

- Fill out application form for 2013 Fall Scholarship ▷ Submit the completed form with all proper required documents

4. University information for language scholarships available through InKAS

University

Website

Course period

Course available through InKAS

Ewha Uni.

http://elc.ewha.ac.kr/korean/en/template/intensive01.asp

2013.09.13 – 2013.11.27

Intensive Program

Korea Uni.

http://klcc.korea.ac.kr/korea.koreaIntro.action?strIntroMode=001

2013.09.02 – 2013.11.15

Regular Program

Kyunghee Uni.

http://kor.iie.ac.kr/contents/bbs/bbs_content.html?bbs_cls_cd=006001001

2013.10.02– 2013.12.10

Regular Course

Seoul National Uni.

http://lei.snu.ac.kr/klec/

2013.09.02 – 2013.11.8

Regular Program

Sogang Uni.

https://klec.sogang.ac.kr/

2013.09.03 – 2013.11.15

Regular Course

(20hrs/wk)

Sookmyung Uni.

http://www.lingua-express.com/main.jsp?idx=070101

2013.09.09 – 2013.11.21

Regular Morning

Yonsei Uni.

http://www.yskli.com/prog_regular.htm

2013.09.26 – 2013.12.05

Regular Morning

* Most Classes run from 9a.m to 1p.m Monday through Friday

* The university information above can be changeable by university’s decision

* We do not offer scholarships for alternative language programs (evening or shorter-hour classes)

5. Fee

- InKAS Application fee: 82,000KW (77.00 USD) : It's non-refundable. Please don't pay before receiving an official scholarship award e-mail.

- University registration fee: Different terms apply for each university.

- Tuition fee: 50% covered for 6 of the universities.

Only 30% covered for Yonsei University.

* Any previous scholarship cancellations can have a negative impact on your ability to receive another scholarship for 2013 fall semester. 

* Please check the university websites for fall semester schedule once again.

* If you are a recipient of a scholarship for the 2013 fall semester, you will receive payment instructions and more information about this course by email.

For further inquiries regarding InKAS Korean Language Scholarships, please email or contact InKAS.

contact@inkas.org

02-3148-0258


IIIHR International Adoptee Program Students Recruitment

Event date: 2013-04-24

IIIHR International Adoptee Program Students Recruitment

IIIHR (Inje Institute for International Human Resources) International Korean Adoptee Program is now accepting applications for its 2013 Falll Semester and would like to invite your members to apply.

IIIHR International Korean Adoptee Program is a non-profit educational institution attached to Inje University, located in Gimhae, Gyungnam Province, Korea. The program was founded in 2001 and has hosted over 227 Korean Adoptees from all around the world.

The program was created as a way for International Korean Adoptees to return to Korea and learn more about Korean language, history, and culture, though overseas Koreans from immigrant families are also welcome.

Spring Semester is 16 weeks long starting September 2th - December 20st, and applications are due June 28th this year. The tuition fee of $2000 USD covers classes, housing, cafeteria meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and day trips to cultural and historical sites for the whole semester.

The classes are approximately 15 students in size and taught in English. Students will live on campus with a Korean roommate, attend classes, participate in weekly English Conversation groups, and have access to Inje University’s student organizations, weight training gym, library, and computers.

 

Admission – Process

2013 Fall Semester Deadline: 21th of June, 2013

2013 Fall Semester: 2st of September to 20th of December, 2013

Late applications are welcome though reduced chance of approval, depending on number of already accepted applicants. We are also accepting applications from students for next spring semester in 2014.

Semester start date: 2st of September. 

Admissions Process

· must be 18 years or older to apply

· must be International Korean Adoptee or Overseas Korean. if you are neither and are interested in studying Korean Culture at Inje University, please visit the Center for Korean Language & Culture Program - http://home.inje.ac.kr/~cklc/eng/

· email, fax, or mail completed application 

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office number: 82-55-320-3756


2013 InKAS Summer camp

2013 InKAS GK Summer Camp application period has started!
Deadline is April 8th, 2013.
For questions please contact to motherlandtour@inkas.org

How to apply:
-log in
-My page
-My application
-2013 GK summer camp application


InKAS Business Network Society

Event date: 2013-04-02

InKAS will start our Business Network Society this year.  The purpose of this group is to allow Korean adoptees who are planning to open their own business, or those who have already experienced opening a business to gather and share information, personal experiences, and ideas.  

During the first meeting we will meet one another and discuss the purposes of having this society, and how it will be run.  Any Korean adoptee currently in Korea who is interested in learning more about running a business is welcome to join our first meeting on Tuesday, April 2nd, 18:00 at the InKAS Office.

To RSVP please respond by email to contact@inkas.org


2013 InKAS Korean Language Scholarships for Summer Semester

Event date: 2013-03-08

2013 InKAS Korean Language Scholarships for Summer Semester

InKAS provides Korean language scholarships to overseas Korean adoptees as an opportunity to learn the Korean language at a prestigious university in South Korea. In association with a grant from the Ministry for Health & Welfare and the participating universities, scholarship grantees can study at any of these language institutes: Ewha Womans, Korea, Kyunghee, Seoul National, Sogang, Sookmyung Women’s and Yonsei University.

1. Required Documents and Terms

A. Documents

- One on-line application form (inkas.org)

- One photocopy of adoption document with your Korean name

- One photocopy of your passport with valid passport number

- One photocopy of your high school diploma or higher

- One photo (3x4cm)

B. Terms

- For students re-applying for a second semester, only an application form needs to be resubmitted, but some documents might be requested by InKAS or the university.

- If you have any problems or issues from previous semesters at the Korean language school, your application can be rejected or your acceptance may be cancelled by personal notification.

- An applicant must be at least 18 years old.

- Only fully-completed applications along with all the required documents will be accepted.

- Selections will be made entirely on a first-come first-served basis.

2. Application Deadline

- For Seoul National University and Sogang University: 24:00, March 21th (Korean time)

- For all other universities: 24:00, April 1st (Korean time)

3. How to apply

- Sign up or log into InKAS website ▷ Log in ▷ Our service ▷ Scholarship ▷ click on ‘Apply for scholarship’

- Fill out application form for 2013 Summer Scholarship ▷ Submit the completed form with all proper required documents

4. University information for language scholarships available through InKAS

University

Website

Course period

Course available through InKAS

Ewha Uni.

http://elc.ewha.ac.kr/korean/en/template/intensive01.asp

2013.06.12 – 2013.08.21

Intensive Program

Korea Uni.

http://klcc.korea.ac.kr/korea.koreaIntro.action?strIntroMode=001

2013.06.03 – 2013.08.13

Regular Program

Kyunghee Uni.

http://kor.iie.ac.kr/contents/bbs/bbs_content.html?bbs_cls_cd=006001001

2013.06.24 – 2013.08.30

Regular Course

Seoul National Uni.

http://lei.snu.ac.kr/klec/

2013.06.03 – 2013.08.09

Regular Program

Sogang Uni.

https://klec.sogang.ac.kr/

2013.06.03 – 2013.08.20

Regular Course

(20hrs/wk)

Sookmyung Uni.

http://www.lingua-express.com/main.jsp?idx=070101

2013.06.10 – 2013.08.19

Regular Morning

Yonsei Uni.

http://www.yskli.com/prog_regular.htm

2013.06.24 – 2013.09.03

Regular Morning

* Most Classes run from 9a.m to 1p.m Monday through Friday

* The university information above can be changeable by university’s decision

* We do not offer scholarships for alternative language programs (evening or shorter-hour classes)

5. Fee

- InKAS Application fee: 82,000KW (77.00 USD) : It's non-refundable. Please don't pay before receiving an official scholarship award e-mail.

- University registration fee: Different terms apply for each university.

- Tuition fee: 50% covered for 6 of the universities.

Only 30% covered for Yonsei University.

* Any previous scholarship cancellations can have a negative impact on your ability to receive another scholarship for 2013 summer semester. 

* Please check the university websites for summer semester schedule once again.

* If you are a recipient of a scholarship for the 2013 summer semester, you will receive payment instructions and more information about this course by email.

For further inquiries regarding InKAS Korean Language Scholarships, please email or contact InKAS.

contact@inkas.org

02-3148-0258


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