The Commission selects Koreans and Americans for various categories of Fulbright grants and provides administrative support for the grantees. Over 290 awards are made annually. For Koreans, KAEC administers grant programs for graduate study, lecturing, research, and the study of U.S. institutitons. For Americans, it offers grant programs for lecturing, research, and also an English Teaching Assistant program in which grantees serve as teachers at elementary and secondary schools in Korea. Besides these regular programs, KAEC also administers other grant programs as requested by both governments and non-governmental organizations in both the ROK and the U.S.
The Commission houses and operates the U.S. Education Center, located on the first floor of the Fulbright Building in Mapo-gu, Seoul. Affiliated with the U.S. Department of State, the Center provides accurate information on the full range of educational opportunities in the United States through individual and group advising sessions, special lectures and presentations by U.S. schools, and active participation in key education fairs that regularly bring representatives of U.S. schools to Korea. The Center offers high-speed internet access and an expanding range of information and services via the internet.
KAEC provides services related to ACT, iBT TOEFL and Revised GRE test centers. It works with other orgarnizations to administer and facilitate such high-stakes accademic admission tests as the AP(Advanced Placement) and LSAT (Law School Admission Test).
Activities and Objectives
KAEC operates Monday through Friday (except Korean and American holidays) from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
2020 Korean and American Holidays.
- January 1, 2020: New Year's Day (A & K)
- January 20, 2020: Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday (A)
- February 4 ~27, 2020: Seol-Nal (Lunar New Yeat Day (K)
- February 17, 2020: Presidents' Day (A)
- April 30, 2020: Sukka Tansin Il (Buddha’s Birthday) (K)
- May 1, 2020: Korean Labor Day (K)
- May 5, 2020: Orininal (Children's Day) (K)
- May 25, 2020: Memorial Day (A)
- July 3, 2020: Independenca Day (A)
- September 30, October 1 ~ 2, 2020: Chusok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) (K)
- October 9, 2020: Han Geul Nal (Korean Alphabet Day) (K)
- October 12, 2020: Columbus Day (A)
- November 11, 2020: Veterans Day (A)
- November 26, 2020: Thanksgiving Day (A)
- December 25, 2020: Christmas Day (A & K)
(K) - Korean Holiday (A) - American Holiday