The USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies is excited to announce the call for applications for the inaugural cohort of The Don Reid Sogang University Scholarship.

The Don Reid Scholarship will send up to 4 current USF students from the College of Arts and Sciences to Seoul, South Korea to participate in Sogang University’s International Summer Program.

Successful applicants will receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage with Korea and return with a deep cultural understanding of its history, people, and culture.  Sogang’s International Summer Program is a four-week program designed for students who want to improve their conversational Korean skills and knowledge of Korean culture and history. For more information about Sogang’s International Summer Program, visit here »

This merit-based scholarship will award successful applicants up to $6000 to cover the following costs:

  • Full tuition at Sogang’s International Summer Program  
  • Roundtrip economy class airfare to Seoul (up to $1500 max)
  • Ground Transportation (to and from airport in Seoul)
  • Lodging in Sogang University’s dormitory
  • A per diem for food expenses while in the program
  • Cultural Activities Fee
  • Travel and international health insurance for the duration of the program


To apply, students must be currently enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences as:

  • Undergraduate Students 
    • Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the fall 2024 semester
  • Graduate Students: 
    • 2nd-year students for the fall 2024 semester

Scholarship Requirements

  • Scholarship Awards are contingent upon students being accepted into the Sogang International Summer Program
  • Students are required to take 2 courses at Sogang

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Program Dates: July 1st - Jul 26, 2024
  • Scholarship Application Deadline: Feb. 26, 2024 at 12pm
  • Faculty Recommendation Form Deadline: Feb. 26, 2024
  • In-person interviews: Early March  
  • Scholarship Awards Announced:  March 11, 2024
  • Sogang International Summer Program Application Deadline: by March 18th (Space is limited so students are encouraged to apply earlier if possible. Note this is earlier than the deadline on Sogang’s website.)
  • USF Study Abroad Proposal Deadline: by April 1, 2024 (students are encouraged to apply before this date, ideally by the last week of March)

To Apply