There are two ways to engage in a systematic study of Korea at the University of Pennsylvania:

  • Major in East Asian Languages and Civilizations (EALC), with a concentration in Korea
  • Minor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations (EALC), with a concentration in Korea

For more information on the EALC major and minor with a concentration in Korea, contact Dr. Eugene Park.

Dr. Eugene Y. Park
Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History
Director, James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies

For more information on Korean language study, contact Ms. Haewon Cho.

Haewon Cho
Director, Korean Language Program


Ways to Get Involved

Students enthusiastic about the field of Korean Studies may also be interested in becoming a Kim Program Undergraduate Fellow. Undergraduate Fellows are selected based on academic merits and demonstrated interest in Korean Studies, and are integral members of the Korean Studies community in actively engaging the undergraduate student population. To read more about our Undergraduate Fellows, visit the Korean Studies Undergraduate Fellow Student Blog. Information on how to apply to the Undergraduate Fellow program can be found here.


University of Pennsylvania Library Resources

The Van Pelt Library at the University of Pennsylvania publishes an informative library guide to Korean Studies, which can be found here.

Questions can also be directed to the Korean Studies Librarian, Molly Des Jardin.


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