The Korea Foundation has awarded a grant for the 2021-22 year to Yookyung Lee, adjunct instructor of Korean in the Department of World Languages and faculty advisor of the Korean Club, and Jason Herbeck, professor of French and chair of the Department of World Languages. They are receiving the grant for the second year in a row. In the 2020-2021, Boise State received the grant as one of the six grant recipients in the United States, including Emory University, Portland State University, San Francisco State University, University of Connecticut, and University of Kentucky.
Thanks to the grant, the Department of World Languages will continue offering two three-credit courses, Korean Culture and Civilization, in the fall semester, and Korean-Pop Culture and Society in the spring semester.
The Boise State Korean program offers Korean language courses for beginner and intermediate levels and Korean content courses including Korean Culture and Civilization, Korean-Pop Culture and Society, and Korea Today.
The Korea Foundation (한국국제교류재단) is one of the major non-profit public diplomacy organizations affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea. One of its main goals is to support prominent international universities for the establishment of Korean studies professorships, and the employment of faculty members, and to promote Korean studies for future generations.