The Commission selects Koreans and Americans for various categories of Fulbright grants and provides administrative support for the grantees. Over 290 awards are made annually. For Koreans, KAEC administers grant programs for graduate study, lecturing, research, and the study of U.S. institutitons. For Americans, it offers grant programs for lecturing, research, and also an English Teaching Assistant program in which grantees serve as teachers at elementary and secondary schools in Korea. Besides these regular programs, KAEC also administers other grant programs as requested by both governments and non-governmental organizations in both the ROK and the U.S.
The Commission houses and operates the U.S. Education Center, located on the first floor of the Fulbright Building in Mapo-gu, Seoul. Affiliated with the U.S. Department of State, the Center provides accurate information on the full range of educational opportunities in the United States through individual and group advising sessions, special lectures and presentations by U.S. schools, and active participation in key education fairs that regularly bring representatives of U.S. schools to Korea. The Center offers high-speed internet access and an expanding range of information and services via the internet.
KAEC provides services related to iBT TOEFL and Revised GRE test centers in recruitment and expansion at the four-year colleges/universities in Korea. In addition, it operates Prometric test centers for delivery of computer-based tests. It also works with other orgarnizations to administer and facilitate such high-stakes accademic admission tests as the LSAT, AP.
Activities and Objectives
KAEC operates Monday through Friday (except Korean and American holidays) from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
2018 Korean and American Holidays.
- January 1, 2018 New Year's Day (K)
- January 15, 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday (A)
- February 15~16, 2018 Seol-Nal (Lunar New Yeat Day (K)
- February 19, 2018 Presidents' Day (A)
- March 1, 2018 Sam Il Jul (Independence Movement Day) (K)
- May 7, 2018 Orininal (Children's Day) (K)
- May 28, 2018 Memorial Day (A)
- June 6, 2018 Hyun Choong Il (Memorial Day) (K)
- July 4, 2018 Independenca Day (A)
- August 15, 2018 Kwang Bok Jul (Independence Day) (K)
- September 3, 2018 Labor Day (A)
- September 24~26, 2018 Chusok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) (K)
- October 3, 2018 Kae Chun Jul (National Foundation Day) (K)
- October 8, 2018 Columbus Day (A)
- October 9, 2018 Han Geul Nal (Korean Alphabet Day) (K)
- November 12, 2018 Veterans Day (A)
- November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving Day (A)
- December 25, 2018 Christmas Day (K)
(K) - Korean Holiday (A) - American Holiday