Internship opportunity: WFUNA Supporters in Korea!

World Federation of United Nations Associations(WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organizations founded to create a better world by representing the member countries of United Nations Associations. One of WFUNA programs, WFUNA Supporters, is looking for participants for the first time in South Korea. The first group will help and develop upcoming WFUNA’s education programs in Korea and promote them through SNS/Media outlets for four-month. Any KASCers interested in this opportunity?

Click the following picture and visit their website for more information :

WFUNA Supporters Program

Deadline is October 1st, 2013 through November 1st, 2013.

Apply for the Asan Nanum Foundation-Atlas Corps Frontier Fellowship

The Asan Nanum Foundation, in cooperation with the Atlas Corps, is looking for non-profit leaders from Korea to apply for a 12-month professional fellowship!

Atlas Corps Asan Frontier Fellows serve for 12 months in non-profit organization in the United States, such as Ashoka, Acumen, UN Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and much more. Fellows also participate in 200 hours of in-person and online leadership training through the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab. Additional networking and membership opportunities are provided  throughout the year of service. This prestigious fellowship includes a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing) and health insurance.

Please visit this link for eligibility requirements and further interest:

Deadline is July 15th, 2013, to be considered for the January 2014 class.

A Shared Future: The KASC/JASC Symposium on U.S.-Korea-Japan Trilateral Partnership

On June 6th 2013, ISC held the “A shared Future: The KASC/JASC Symposium on U.S.-Korea-Japan Trilateral Partnership” in Washington DC. There were over 100 attendees, including university students, JASC and KASC alumni, as well as government and business representatives. The symposium focused on two panels regarding regional security and youth unemployment. A networking reception with ISC’s supporters and friends followed the panel sessions.
Please click the link to view Yeonhap New’s article on the Symposium.From left: JASC executive committee Cruz Arroyo, KASC Executive Committee Tiffany Vang, Ambassador Thomas Hubbard, Ambassador Kathleen Stephens and JASC alumnus Mr. Kunihiro Shimoji.

The KASC-JASC Student Symposium is just around the corner!

Fostering U.S.-Korea-Japan Partnership for the Future on Thursday, June 6 is just around the corner! Tickets for both the panel discussion and the reception are selling out quickly- so don’t forget to RSVP in here 

The Symposium will gather student leaders of KASC and JASC and an esteemed panel of experts including, Ambassador Thomas Hubbard, Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, Glen S. Fukushima, Tami Overby, as well as representatives from U.S. Department of State. Representatives from both the Korean and Japanese Embassies have also been invited to speak.

They will discuss issues relevant to the U.S.-Korea-Japan trilateral partnership on a wide range of topics, including security cooperation, aging societies, commercial and trade relations, and job creation.

We hope to see you there!

ISC to host KASC-JASC Student Symposium

ISC will be holding the inaugural KASC-JASC Student Symposium: Fostering U.S.-Korea-Japan Partnership for the Future on Thursday, June 6 (Panel Discussion 3:00 – 5:30 pm, Reception (5:30 – 8:00 pm).

The Symposium will gather student leaders of KASC and JASC to discuss issues relevant to the U.S.-Korea-Japan trilateral partnership. Given the current geopolitical tension, this event will foster a thoughtful and well-needed conversation among our young leaders about the importance of the trilateral relationship.

Student leaders will lead an interactive panel discussion with Ambassador Thomas Hubbard, Ambassador Kathleen Stephens and Glen S. Fukushima. Representatives from Japanese and Korean Embassy as well as State Department are also invited.

When: Thursday, June 6, 3:30 pm (panel discussion), 5:30 pm (reception)
Where: Skadden & Arps – 1440 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005

For any questions, please contact Yuuki Shinomiya, ISC Executive Director at or call 202-289-9088.

More information available at


Kyung-ri Park (KASC 2 & 3) introduced KASC in her blog

Kyung-ri Park (KASC 2&3) with 3rd Executive Committees.

Thank you Kyung-ri!

Kyung-ri Park (KASC 2 & 3) has been currently promoting KASC through her blog since 2010. Kyung-ri participated in 2nd KASC as a student at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies majoring in Business, Economics, and Management and 3rd KASC as Korean executive committee. From her blog, she is inspiring many Korean students to apply for KASC and let them know about KASC, Round Table Topics, Executive Committees, International Student Conferences, and so on.

For more information about KASC and her blog visit here 

5th KASC alumnus Seongmin Lee shares his story with The Economist and CNN I Report

Seongmin Lee, KASC 5th (2012) had an interview with the Economist in February 9th, 2013 .His interview can be viewed in an article named “North Korea-Rumblings from below.”<view article here>. In September, 2012, he also successfully completed a North Korean Human Rights Campaign in Geneva <view article here>.

6th KASC Promotion Video

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The 6th KASC Executive Committee created the following promotional video to better explain KASC and the upcoming 6th KASC, taking place in Korea from July 1st~July 30th.

Learn, Explore, and Lead.

Apply to the 6th KASC now!

Please visit the 6th KASC Promotion Video to watch 6th KASC Promotion Video.

More information available on applicant page and start your application in here


The 6th KASC KEC had an EC meeting with Jingu Jang, the 4th KASC EC Chair

Happy 2013!

The 6th KASC Executive Committee is working hard to plan this year’s conference. At the beginning in the year, the 6th KECs invited Jingu Jang, 4th KASC EC Chair to an EC meeting and to share his EC Chair story and experience. It was productive and helpful for better preparing the conference in 2013.

Please visit the applicant page to join the 6th KASC 2013 and have a life-changing experience!

The 6th KASC Chair Tiffany Vang writes about her experience in KASC for APIASF

By Tiffany Vang, APIASF/GMS Scholar

Before I start telling you about my own experience in the Korea-America Student Conference (KASC), I know you are wondering: what exactly is KASC?

KASC is a student-led, academic and cultural exchange program created to build closer ties between young leaders of the United States and South Korea. Each year, an equal number of students from both countries are selected to live, research, and travel to four diverse regions in the host country together for one month.

What I mean when I say “student-led” is that the whole conference is planned by student leaders for students! That’s where I come in. As a previous American Delegate, I was elected as the Chair of the America Executive Committee, and now have the responsibility of planning the next conference, which will be held in South Korea in the month of July 2013. Not only does KASC develop strong personal relations between Korean and American students, but we also develop and invest in leaders. Through my experience as Chair, I can say that I have been able to develop leadership qualities and habits that I wouldn’t otherwise have without KASC. Most importantly, I have the opportunity to work with the Korea Executive Committee on the conference. The conference is a joint effort of previous Korean and American Delegates.
Throughout this one month long conference, delegates are in their respective roundtable where they will conduct research on a variety of topics such as peace and security, technology, business, arts and culture, and international development. The idea here is to bridge the gap between the United States and Korea; what can we do as ambassadors to collaborate and work on world issues together? And just through our everyday encounters with each other, we learn more about their culture and reflect on our very own.

To conclude, I never thought I would end up running for the America Executive Committee Chair. And now, I am planning the next conference along with my committee for the summer of 2013. This is an amazing opportunity to conduct research, travel, explore career options, and, most importantly, build friendships that will last a lifetime.

When I attended KASC, it was held in the US in four different cities: Angola, Washington D.C., St. Louis, and Los Angeles. This year KASC will be held in Pohang, Seoul, Daejeon, and Jeju Island. If you would like more information about KASC or the application process, please take a look at our website.

You can also check out the KASC Facebook Page, or email for additional information. The early application deadline is Friday, February 1, 2013, and the final application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2013.