Cowand receives full scholarship to study in South Korea

August 13, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine — CIEE, the world leader in international education and exchange, recently announced that Alexandra Cowand, daughter of Wes and Nancy Cowand of Clinton and a rising senior at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, was selected as one of 50 U.S. high school students to study in South Korea during summer break as part of the fifth annual CIEE South Korea Scholarship program.

As a CIEE South Korea Scholar, Cowand will spend Aug. 5-18 at Yonsei University — South Korea’s oldest and most acclaimed university — in Seoul attending fascinating academic lectures, going on exciting cultural tours and participating in excursions to historically and culturally important areas of the country. 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 CIEE South Korea Scholarship Program, known in Korea as the Korea-US Youth Network, is made possible through CIEE’s close partnership with the Korea Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at promoting awareness and understanding of Korea throughout the international community and enhancing goodwill and friendship through the implementation of various international exchange programs. 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.

To learn more about the CIEE South Korea Scholarship program, visit Families interested in hosting international exchange students in the U.S. should visit or contact CIEE at 800-448-9944.

CIEE, a non-profit, non-government organization, is world leader in international education and exchange. For more than 65 years, CIEE has helped thousands of students, professionals and educators gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant and valuable exchange programs available. Each year, more than 1,400 high school students from 55 countries come to the U.S. on CIEE’s high school exchange programs.