TaLK Program

904389001345036668-247.jpgLet's TaLK! Are you ready for a fresh challenge? Get ready to make a positive, meaningful impact on international education while exploring the rich culture of Korea!

Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) is a Korean government-sponsored teaching and service-learning scholarship program that enhances public English education in rural schools.   NMU is an "MOU" university - which gives you preferred status when you apply through the NMU International Programs Office. 

Why should I TaLK?

  • Offer an invaluable service to a rural community
  • Learn about the history and culture of Korea
  • Explore opportunities for your future career
  • Discover your skills and talents
  • Build life-long international networks

What are the duties?

  • Teach English as a second language for 15 hours a week in the after-school program of a rural elementary school
  • Design lesson plans and create teaching materials
  • Assist with activities related to English language education

What are the benefits?

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Health Insurance
  • One-month training to develop teaching skills
  • Vacation leave
  • Opportunities for cultural experiences
  • Government scholarship certificate
  • Monthly stipend

Who is eligible?

  • Bachelor's degree candidates who have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate study
  • Associate degree recipients
  • Recent 4-year college graduates and graduate students

How long is the program?

  • 6 months or one year, starting every February and August

Need more information?

Contact Susan Morgan in the International Programs office: 906-227-2530. Or, visit