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King Sejong Institute


The King Sejong Institute is an educational institution which offers various Korean language and culture classes. Sponsored by the South Korean government, its purpose is to spread Korean language and culture throughout the world. There are about 130 King Sejong Institutes serving Korean learners and educators in 50 countries.

The University of Iowa King Sejong Institute, which is collaboratively operated by the University of Iowa’s Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures (DWLLC), UI International Programs, and Kyung Hee University, is one of seven King Sejong Institutes in the United States, and the only one in the Midwest. 

Events and Classes

The Kim Sejong Institute periodically hosts events for the community to attend.  In addition, anyone who is interested in Korean language and culture can participate in classes offered throughout the year.


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Joung-A Park
Asian & Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Iowa