Bioscience Student Selected to Study in South Korea

Posted by Community Relations Department on 8/8/2013

Clarissa Smith, a junior at Bioscience High School, was recently selected as one of 50 U.S. high school students to study in South Korea this month as part of the fifth annual Council on International Educational Exchange South Korea Scholarship program.


As a South Korea Scholar, Smith is at Yonsei University—South Korea’s oldest and most acclaimed university—in Seoul attending academic lectures, going on cultural tours, and participating in excursions to historically and culturally important areas of the country, August 5-18. Each activity, including introductory language classes, a trip to the Demilitarized Zone, and a homestay with a local family, is specifically designed to immerse students in South Korea’s unique culture, customs, language, and people. The ultimate goal of the scholarship program is to foster an understanding and diplomacy between the U.S. and South Korea by exposing Korean culture to a wide range of U.S. students from diverse backgrounds.