KAFE Travel Grant

The Nam Center is proud to announce the recipient of the 2012 KAFE Travel Grant is Ann Marie Borders.  Mrs. Borders is a first grade teacher at Logan Elementary in Ann Arbor.

The University of Michigan Nam Center for Korean Studies is now accepting applications for its 2012 travel grant for Michigan educators to attend the Korea Academy for Educators seminar in Los Angeles CA. The Korea Academy for Educators (KAFE) is a private, non-profit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to informing educators about Korea’s history and culture and the Korean American experience in order to promote cross-cultural understanding. This five-day program, located in the heart of the Korean community in America, immerses participants in all aspects of Korea, its culture, history and people. If you are looking to develop and deepen your knowledge of Asia, your understanding of Korean-American relations, and to reach out to the Korean students in your classroom, this workshop will provide you with the materials and resources to understand this nation at the crossroads of East Asia. (For additional information, please see the seminar flyer and schedule).

The Nam Center for Korean Studies will award, on a competitive basis, one grant to cover the costs associated with attending the Korea Academy for Educators Workshop in Los Angeles CA, from  July 29th to Aug 4th, 2012. The grant will include air travel, lodging, a stipend ($150) and most meals.  Applicants must be an educator currently teaching at a public or private K-12 school in Michigan to be eligible. Previous participants at Nam Center Educator Workshops will be given preferred consideration. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2012. The application must be completed in full and mailed to:

Mary Connor
505 Plymouth Road
San Marino, CA 91108

See the flyer. Read the seminar schedule. Download the application.

Please contact Do-Hee Morsman at outreachkorea@umich.edu or 734-647-9857 if you have any further questions.