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South Korea

Since 1893, when Yun Chi-ho became the university’s first international graduate, Emory’s South Korean student population has grown to over 450—the second largest international student group on campus—which has resulted in a strong alumni chapter in Seoul with many prominent and distinguished alumni. Emory also has unique political ties to the country, as former university President James Laney served as US Ambassador to South Korea in the 1990s, and former US President Jimmy Carter helped diffuse the nuclear situation in 1994. 

If you are planning a global project in South Korea, please start by reading through Global Services' brief on planning a global project and contact Christine Rapalje, director of global services, with any country-specific questions.

Emory-Yonsei faculty collaborations

Korean Language Program at Emory

Engagement snapshot

Korea at a glance

Partnership with Yonsei University

Networking and collaborations