Saturday, January 26, 2013

Korea WEST Cultural Vistas - Sponsoring Interns for Chicago

Phantom Gallery Chicago Network has been contacted my Alyssa Myers to sponsor one of their Korea WEST participants.

 Cultural Vistas is a non-profit organization that sponsors J-1 visas for international students and professionals participating in short-term training in the U.S through U.S. Department of State-mandated programs-- Korea WEST-- as a host employer for one or more of their participants.


Here is a bit more information about the Korea West program:

The U.S. Department of State and the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs have come to an agreement to deepen mutual understanding between the U.S. and South Korea by increasing the number of Korean university students admitted to internship and study programs in the U.S. Cultural Vistas has been selected to administer Korea WEST, a work and study program for highly-qualified students from the most prestigious universities in South Korea.


 Korea WEST participants are now available to interview for internships of up to 12 months in length. Participants are currently undergoing a 4-month program of intensive English study in the U.S. and will be available for training starting in January or February 2013.

Internships may be paid or unpaid, and there are no host employer fees whatsoever.
Cultural Vistas also takes care of: visa processing and visa sponsorship, all program fees, orientation, insurance, * assisting interns with moving to the internship site and finding housing.


Interested in hosting an intern please contact: Alyssa Myers amyers@culturalvistas.org;

Employers interview and hire WEST participants at their own discretion and shall not be compelled to alter their usual interviewing processes; Cultural Vista's role in the hiring process is to facilitate connecting Korea WEST participants with U.S. employers.