By Don Southerton, Korea Expert Witness Editor and Chief Blogger
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I would like to invite you to a special event at The Korea Society. I’ll be attending and hope you or a representative can too.
When: May 5th 2009
Where: The Korea Society
950 Third Ave., 8th Floor NY, NY 10022
Time: 5:30- 6:30 VIP info session and Q&A on the WEST program
7:00 Intern Mixer and Networking
The Details On Tuesday May 5th CIEE will be hosting a networking event for the Korea WEST (Work, Study English, Travel) program. Before the mixer, CIEE, a U.S. Department of State designated sponsor for WEST, will hold a VIP session to provide you and your company insights into the intern program. Following the VIP session and Q&A, we hope you would join us and meet many of the 35 NYC Korean WEST participants. Appetizers and drinks will be served.
BCW and WEST Over the past few months. I have been a strong supporter of the WEST program. I have also been asked to recommend top U.S. firms well suited to offer internships to Korean university students. I see WEST as a great opportunity to promote goodwill between the U.S. and Korea. The Korean interns will learn about U.S. business and your company will have access to quality interns who are motivated to perform and learn. I was hoping you would offer several internships. The internships can be flexible 3 to 12 months. The interns have English language skills. Concerns such as health insurance, placement costs, and visas are at no cost to your firm. Internships would begin in September 2009. Questions? Next steps? I’d be happy to discuss at your convenience. DS
The WEST (Work, English Study, and Travel) Program will allow qualifying Korean university students and recent university graduates to enter the United States for up to 18 months on J-1 exchange visitor visas. The program required them to study English and participate in a professional-level internships. WEST is under the auspices of the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, and the South Korean government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT). The program will be coordinated through Department of State approved sponsoring organizations. I work closely with CIEE, a program sponsor.
Visit http://www.ciee.org; for more information about CIEE.