Fulbright Forum presents:
Defining A Korean Model of University Internationalization
by Stephanie Kim
7:00pm on Friday, August 10, 2012
RSVP by Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Korean-American Educational Commission warmly welcomes you to our last
Forum of the 2011-2012 program year with 2011 Junior Researcher Stephanie
Open to all, the Fulbright Forum serves as a periodic gathering for the Fulbright family at large, including past and present grantees and friends of the Commission. To R.S.V.P., please CLICK HERE and complete the registration form. You may also R.S.V.P. via e-mail to Jacob Owens (firstname.lastname@example.org). Regrets need not reply.
This Forum will be held at 7:00 P.M. sharp on Friday, August 10th on the 6th floor of KAEC's Mapo-gu building. Following the presentation, a light reception will be held. Please visit the KAEC website for maps and directions (http://www.fulbright.or.kr/xe/map).
**To respect both the audience and presenters, guests are asked to please mute or turn off all cell phones before entering. PLEASE make every effort to arrive on time in order to respect the presenter-- we've had many latecomers during recent Forums which have been quite disruptive.**
In the wake of the Asian financial crisis and of a continuing neoliberal trend in higher education reform that emphasizes deregulation, competition, and marketization, the Korean government has attempted to minimize the country’s educational trade deficit by pursuing measures that discourage students from studying abroad while encouraging foreign students to come study in South Korea. In effect, this policy shift underscores the need to raise educational and research standards at Korean universities and to create campuses with more international settings so as to better accommodate foreign students. One consequence is the emergence of international colleges housed within Korean universities that adopt a Western liberal arts model and are conducted entirely in English.
Stephanie’s Fulbright research provides an anthropological analysis of an international collegethat examines how various university stakeholders navigate their professional activities in the context of the university. It takes the integration of liberal arts education in South Korea as a point of entry to discuss the social, economic, and political debates surrounding university internationalization. Her presentation ultimately argues that the emergence of international colleges reflects a unique model of university internationalization that embodies the Korean attitude towards globalization.
Stephanie Kim is a Ph.D. Candidate in Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a Fulbright Junior Researcher, she is conducting dissertation research on the integration of a Western pedagogical model and its effects on Korean student culture. She holds an MS in Global Affairs from New York University, and a BA in English from the University of Michigan.
Stephanie Kim, Fulbright Junior Researcher 2011-2012