Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) Program

Teach and Learn in Korea, also known as the ‘TaLK’ Program, is a unique scholarship opportunity for undergraduates who are seeking a personal, professional and educational experience in the Republic of Korea. The government-sponsored English program, which began in April of 2008, is designed to support public English education in the rural areas of Korea, where the access to higher quality educational resources are limited. Teaching commitments are usually yearlong, but in exceptional cases may be only six months.

All participants begin their scholarship term with an intensive, month-long training which provides a safe and supervised environment for our participants to adjust to their new surroundings. The training program provides the new Scholars with information on Korean culture, education, classroom management, practical teaching experience, and much more aimed at preparing the participants for both teaching, and living in Korea. The program includes health insurance coverage, accommodations, entrance and exit allowance, cultural experience field trips, and time to pursue personal interests.

Application Deadline: Rolling


Year at Time of Application: 
Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Beyond, Grad Student, Recent Alum
Duration of Award: 
Full Year or More
Non-U.S. Citizen
Direct Submission
Area of Interest: 
Agricultural Sciences, Architecture, Business, Communications and Journalism, Education, Engineering, Environmental and Geosciences, Life Sciences, Humanities, Information Technology and Computer Science, International Relations Political Science and Law, Mathematics, Music, Nursing and Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Statistics, Visual and Performing Arts
Earliest Application Deadline: 
Jan. – April, May – Aug., Sept. – Dec.
Penn-State Sponsored: 
Fellowship Components: