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KU’s Korean Flagship Overseas Program (KFOP) is an overseas training program of the Korean Flagship Program (UHM Korean Flagship Program) established by the U.S. government (The Language Flagship) and administered by the University of Hawaii at Manoa in order to cultivate American specialists on Korea with the highest professional proficiency in Korean (Superior Level ACTFL OPI).

Upon the completion of the overseas component through undergraduate or graduate courses, advanced Korean language courses, internships, and various other cultural activities, students will be able to obtain the highest proficiency in Korean

This program, first administered at the University of Hawaii, began its first semester in fall 2003 after a year of preparations. In 2006, it became a degree program, granting a master’s degree to students who complete a two-year program.
Since the establishment of its undergraduate program in 2009, undergraduate students from the University of Hawaii have participated in the KFOP at Korea University as exchange students. In 2013, the program was expanded to include graduate students.
The Language Flagship (TLF) is an advanced language training program with a new paradigm for designing, supporting, and implementing language education. Through an innovative partnership with the National Security Education Program (NSEP) under the U.S. Department of Defense, educational organizations, and businesses, the TLF nurtures undergraduate and graduate students who will grow into the next generation of global professionals. The top priority of the TLF is to produce talent with the highest-level of language ability who can fluently speak one of the strategic languages related to major U.S. competitors and the national security of the U.S.

TLF has played a breakthrough role in foreign language/culture study and education in the U.S. by supporting selected students for the program for major world languages, including Korean, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Swahili, and Turkish, to advance to the highest level. The UHM Korean Flagship Program and the KU-KFOP are the only two programs for Korean.
In addition to the main study areas of the KFOP, language and major courses, students are involved in various forms of internship activities related to their specialty areas. Through internship programs, students will be able to obtain the advanced Korean language abilities required for professional tasks at organizations related to their field of study. They will also have the opportunity to experience the workplace culture of Korea. The internship programs are available at various organizations, including government agencies, businesses, campus organizations, research institutions, and NGOs
Our Flagship alumni are taking their great role as Korean Specialist in the various meaningful area such as US Government, NK Organization, Korean issue related Laboratory and etc.
Classification Name Note
North Korea (human rights) related Organization Daily NK North Korea-related Internet media
People who Support Women’s Rights Supports defected North Korean women
North Korean Human Rights Information Center Promotes North Korean human rights
North Korean Human Rights Defected Youth Union Supports North Korean youth
North Korea Strategy Center North Korean Studies
Campus Organization Korea University Museum History research
Family Medicine, Korea University Hospital Medical specialty
Rehabilitation Medicine, Korea University Hospital Medical specialty
Ilmin International Relations Institute International Relations
National Culture Institute South Korean Studies
International Support Center, International Division Supports exchange students
Asian Research Institute Northeast Asian Studies
NGO Talk To me In Korean
Cyber Diplomatic Mission VANK Promotes South Korean history
Korean Council for Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan Military sexual slavery issues
Holt Children’s Services Inc. Child welfare
We-Friends, Migrant Health Association in Korea Supports multicultural families
International Democracy Institute Policy research
Women Link Women’s rights
Research Institution Institute for Far East Studies, Kyungnam University North Korean Studies
The Korea Social Policy Institute Policy research
Institute for Japanese Studies, Kookmin University Japanese Studies
Hyundai Research Institute South Korea economic policy
Korean Institute for Defense Analyses South Korea defense
East Asia Institute North Korea and East Asia
Business Megabox Film distribution and production
D Tribe Advertisement production
BBDO Korea Advertisement production
AMOREPACIFIC Group
Daum Soft Inc.: Data mining company,,
Affiliated company of Daum Communications
Software production
Government Organization King Sejong Institute Foundation Korean dissemination and institute operation
National Hangeul Museum Hangeul resources exhibition