The Council on International Educational Exchange, a world-leader in international education and student exchange, has just announced the acceptance of Julian Smith to a prestigious scholarship to South Korea from Aug. 9 through Aug. 22. Eagle Rock School student Julian Smith is one of 100 high school students selected to participate in the third annual South Korea scholarship program for high school students, which is referred to in Korea as the Korea-U.S. Youth Network.
Students will be hosted by Yonsei University, South Korea`s oldest and most acclaimed university, located in Seoul, South Korea. Participants will attend academic lectures, tours and cultural excursions throughout the program, with the intention of fostering understanding and diplomacy between the United States and South Korea.
CIEE has partnered with the Korea Foundation, a nonprofit organization aimed at promoting awareness and understanding of Korea throughout the international community, and to enhance goodwill and friendship through the implementation of various international exchange programs.
Smith will set off on Aug. 8 to represent the United States and Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center. The program begins in one of five U.S. gateway cities, where students will be met by CIEE representatives who will provide them with a pre-departure orientation to prepare them for their experience abroad.
Successful completion of the program allows alumni to return with unique experiences and invaluable confidence and optimism for their futures.
CIEE was founded in 1947. It is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to quality exchange and global learning opportunities. The CIEE USA High School program is designated by the U.S. Department of State to sponsor a student on a J-1 visa to attend high school in America. CIEE is approved by the Council on Standards for International Education Travel (CSIET). The CIEE mission, to help individuals gain understanding, acquire knowledge and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world, is accomplished through diverse programs ranging from secondary level study abroad to teacher and faculty development seminars.