Infusion Literary Magazine

May 22nd, 2015

Infusion is a literary magazine that strives to capture the diversity of the Fulbright Korea experience and to support artists in the creation of work which honestly engages with their grant year and their craft.

The Infusion staff would like to invite current grantees and alumni to take advantage of the opportunity to be published in the Spring 2015 issue of Infusion, which will appear online and in a print edition. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at midnight (Korean Time Zone).

Submissions should be emailed to Please contact the Editor-in-Chief at with ideas, questions, or concerns. Read the current volume of Infusion here.

Reflections From FKAF Grantees

May 22nd, 2015

The Fulbright Korea Alumni Fund provides grants to ETAs for community engagement or research projects that promote cultural understanding. With the help of FKAF grants, Fulbright Korea grantees are able to pursue projects that not only impact their communities, but also enrich their own grant experiences. Featured here are reflections from two recipients of the grant, first-year ETAs Deborah Wood and Johanna Yun. The diversity of their research projects reflects the varied backgrounds and intellectual interests of our ETA class.
Our thanks goes out to all alumni who have contributed to the fund this year, and who have made these two projects and so many more possible. If you are interested in contributing to FKAF in future years, please contact eta.coordinator[at]

Widespread Changes to Native English Teaching Programs in Korea

May 22nd, 2015

As recent changes in government policy regarding Native English Teachers (NETs) in Korea have resulted in significant NET reductions, the Fulbright program has managed to maintain the size of its program. Because of the Fulbright program’s strong connections with schools and its teachers’ positive reputations, many of the changes effecting other NET programs have been minimized for Fulbright ETAs.

In 1995, several nation-wide and regional English in Korea programs began to promote the use of NETs in Korean classrooms to teach English. In 2011, Korea’s NET program reached its peak with nearly 9,000 NETs in Korea. Major cuts in numbers of foreign teachers have been made in the past few years, especially at the middle and high school levels. These cuts have impacted larger cities the most, and similar cuts are likely to continue over time.