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.
2019 Korean and American Holidays.
- January 1, 2019 New Year's Day (A & K)
- January 21, 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday (A)
- February 4, 5, 6, 2019 Seol-Nal (Lunar New Yeat Day (K)
- February 18, 2019 Presidents' Day (A)
- March 1, 2019 Sam Il Jul (Independence Movement Day) (K)
- May 6, 2019 Orininal (Children's Day) (K)
- May 27, 2019 Memorial Day (A)
- June 6, 2019 Hyun Choong Il (Memorial Day) (K)
- July 4, 2019 Independenca Day (A)
- August 15, 2019 Kwang Bok Jul (Independence Day) (K)
- September 2, 2019 Labor Day (A)
- September 12 & 13, 2019 Chusok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) (K)
- October 3, 2019 Kae Chun Jul (National Foundation Day) (K)
- October 9, 2019 Han Geul Nal (Korean Alphabet Day) (K)
- October 14, 2019 Columbus Day (A)
- November 11, 2019 Veterans Day (A)
- November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Day (A)
- December 25, 2019 Christmas Day (A & K)
(K) - Korean Holiday (A) - American Holiday