KASC Alumni Recognized for Leadership and Diplomacy

ISC is happy to congratulate two of our alumni for their career and academic success.

 Alice HaeYeon Jeong (KASC 2008 & 2009) successfully passed Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs “UN Junior Professional Officer Exam” last summer. As a result, she is currently working for the UN Development Programme – UN Volunteers’ (UNDP-UNV) Peacebuilding Division in Bonn, Germany as a Programme Analyst at the P2 level and will be stationed in Germany for 2 years. She is “uber excited to start my career at the UN and welcome any KASCers who are travelling through Germany to stop by Bonn and say “hello.”

Lyndsey Twining (KASC 2013) has been named a 2014 Sang-Yong Nam Award Winner by the University of Michigan Nam Center for Korean Studies. She is a recipient of the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship and studying in Korea. According to the Nam Center, “Lyndsey’s research accomplishments are notable for an undergraduate student, participating in multiple exchanges and conferences on Korean studies in both the United States and Korea.” Read more at the Nam Center website.


6th KASCer Jessie Meier Chosen for CLS Program

Jessie Meier, the 6th KASC alumna was chosen for this year’s Critical Language Scholarship(CLS) Program. CLS Program is a fully-funded summer intensive language program for U.S. university students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. This year’s CLS Program is hosted by Yonsei University in Wonju, South Korea. CLS is a two month program, during which, scholarship recipients are required to speak only Korean. Participants live in dorms with Korean roommates and will also have a homestay experience with a local Korean family for one week. At the end of the 8 weeks, students take an American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)-certified post-program oral proficiency interview assessment. Students have four hours of language class and five hours of culture class each day, four hours of peer tutoring and four hours of internship per week, and weekly cultural excursions to museums, theaters, and local events.
On behalf of the entire KASC family, ISC commends Jessie for her passion for US-Korea understanding and congratulates her for this awesome opportunity!
Read more about CLS here.

KASC 6 Alumni Attend Conexia Networking Party

ISC thanks CONEXIA, Inc. CEO Elena Chai and Operating Director Kim Jang Hwan for inviting KASC 6 alumni Sung Jun Kim, Jeongbin Lee and Lyndsey Twining to attend their end of the year celebration. Elena Chai spoke to the 6th KASC delegation about corporate social responsibility at the KASC Career Forum last July.

Conexia staff welcome ISC alumni

KASC 7 Executive Committee Chair Sung Jun Kim and Vice Chair Jeongbin Lee discussed the upcoming 7th KASC with attendees. Read more about Conexia and the KASC Career Forum here.

Alumni Gather in Seoul for KASCmas!

KASCmas is a growing tradition among KASC alumni based in Korea. December 21-22, 2013 KASCmas organizer Taehyoung Ahn (KASC 2009) brought together more than 30 KASC alumni for a warm weekend. Alumni travelled from all over Korea for the reunion.

After sharing dinner together, KASC 6 delegates were welcomed into the ISC alumni community. Sharing stories from past KASCs and personal updates, alumni also looked forward to the upcoming 7th KASC to be held in Seoul this July!

KASCers prepared an entertaining white elephant gift exchange game, fully utilizing their networking and negotiation skills to secure a favored present! Many thoughtful gifts and friendly jokes were exchanged as KASCers celebrated the holiday season.

If you are a KASC alumnus based in or travelling through Korea, please reach out to ISC Korea Country Office Michelle Lee Jones at mjones@iscdc.org to make sure you are invited to future alumni events.

6th KASCers perform Community Service in Pohang

Delegates painting wall of Jukdo Elementary School in PohangDelegates went to Jukdo middle school in Pohang City and collaborated with local community service volunteers to decorate an elementary school wall. Even though it was a rainy day, the delegates were happy to finish the project in their rain coats. Interacting with the local volunteers was an excellent experience for all of the delegates. Everyone enjoyed themselves, and are looking forward to hearing from the elementary students when they return from their summer vacation to see their new school wall!

6th KASC Inaugural Youth Career Forum

On July 18, 2013, the Korea-America Student Conference (KASC) helt its Inaugural Youth Career Forum at the Songdo Convention Center, bringing together the current 6th KASC delegates, KASC alumni, and students from carious partner universities and organizations to meet and network with multinational companies in Songdo, the International Business District.

Click the image to view the brief of the Inaugural Youth Career Forum!

6th KASC Kick-Off!

The 6th KASC has begun its journey in Pohang! Opening ceremony was held in Handong Global University, led by both Korean and American Executive Committee Chairs.

Left: Mr. Jeong, Sang-Mo (Vice President for Academic Affairs of Handong University)
Right: Mr. Jeong, Byeong-Yun (Deputy Mayor of Pohang)

There were three welcome addresses by Mr. Jeong, Sang-Mo, a vice president for academic affairs of Handong University, Mr. Keong, Byeong-Yun, a deputy mayor of Pohang and Mr. Noh, Sung-Bum, a Managing Director of POSCO Research Institute.

Lindsay Horikoshi speaking with keynote speaker before heading to dinner reception

Above all, the keynote speaker, Dr. Choi, Do-Soung who is a vice president for Global Adcancement of Handong University, was especially inspiring and the reception was a delicious Korean buffet.