Korean Language and Culture News at FIU


  1. Student Scholarships


    Pamela Bielinski, Communications major (2019) received the prestigious Global Leader Fellowship to study at Yonsei University to pursue her graduate studies in Broadcast Communications. Pamela has been studying at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea since August of 2019. The Fellowship covers her full tuition costs and also provides a monthly stipend. Pamela’s classes are taught exclusively in Korean language.

    Two FIU students have been accepted to receive the Korean Government Scholarship (KGSP) to pursue their Masters studies in Korea. Maria Espinal (Biology major) and Kristien Contino (International relations) will begin their studies in August of 2020. From that time until they complete their degrees, the Korean government will continue to support all their tuition, research fees and basic expenses in addition to their round-trip air tickets. Maria and Kristien were among only 20 students chosen from the entire United States from among approximately five thousand candidates.

    Pamela, Maria and Kristien all distinguished themselves as exemplary students of Korean language and culture at FIU.


  2. Second Annual Korean Culture Festival


    The Second Annual Korean Culture Festival took place November 30th, 2019 in the GC Ballroom. Hundreds of guests participated in the festival between the hours of 9am and 5pm. The festival featured Korean language competitions, Korean culture presentation competitions, Korean pop singing and dancing competitions as well as Korean culture quizzes and traditional activities. Of course, there was plenty of delicious Korean food as well. The hosts and organizers were the Korean language and culture students of FIU. (See the attached pictures and poster from the festival)


  3. Korean Language Empowerment Club established


    In January of 2020, Korean language students of FIU organized the Korean Language Empowerment Club. The Club is affiliated with the Korean Community Empowerment Association of South Florida under the auspices of the Korean Consulate in Atlanta, Georgia. For details and activities related to the club please see the following links:


    Wix webpage --- https://kleceboard.wixsite.com/home

    Facebook---https://www.facebook.com/Korean-Language-Empowerment-club-103117361395695/ Instagram--- https://www.instagram.com/klec_fiu/

    Twitter--- https://twitter.com/klec_fiu



    The club is focused on assisting FIU students in learning Korean language, encouraging the students to tutor one another, and to prepare for future study and careers related to Korean language and culture.


  4. FIU Korean Students Host Korean Booth at 2020 Asian Festival


On March 7th, 2020, about twenty students of Korean language at FIU hosted a Korean booth at the annual Asian Festival in Homestead. The students organized and presented a wide variety of Korean language and culture. They taught Korean to guests, helped them write their names in Korean, offered Korean language and culture quizzes and presentations. Prizes and gifts were offered to the winners of the various competitions and activities. Several hundred guests participated in the Korean booth in the course of the day.