Korean as a Major Study at Emory University

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Korean as a Major Study at Emory University

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Emory University is wonderfully diverse community, offering around dozen language major studies. However, out of all of the language majors offered to the student body, Korean stands alone as a minor. 

Emory's relationship with Korea goes back to 1893 when one of Korea's Independence activist Yoon Chi Ho attended Emory as one of the first international students of the university's history. Since then, Emory produced numerous alumni, who became notable political and historical figures from South Korea. 

Emory's 17th President James T. Laney also served as US Ambassador in South Korea from 1993 to 1996 after he served Emory since 1977. Dr. Laney, with his scholarship foundation, continues to support diversity on campus and the university's intimate friendship with South Korea by assisting students with Korean heritage pursue their college education at Emory.

If Korean becomes a major at Emory University, there will not only be much more engaging language courses offered to the student body, but also history, culture, literature classes that will give students many more opportunities to be well educated in depth. Also, more study-abroad or exchange programs could be initiated for not only Emory students but also students from South Korea to learn and explore the diverse community in our university. 

Please add your support and be an important part of Emory's history. 

Thank you. 


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