Studying Korean language, culture, and history at Penn has never been easier.


Graduate students interested in Korean Studies will find dedicated resources and funding available through the Kim Program.


Our growing Korean Studies community at Penn spans several schools and disciplines.

What is Korean Studies?

Korean Studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines the rich and dynamic past and present of Korea. As Korea’s presence in world affairs continues to shift and grow, the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies at Penn is committed to supporting the study of Korea at Penn and in the community. 

The James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies leads the University of Pennsylvania on Korea-related initiatives.