ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

September 25, 2002

Hwa Kyung Chae, ICAS Intern

appointed to

The White House Initiative’s Office Internship

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Hwa Kyung Chae, ICAS Intern, has been appointed to undertake internship in The White House Initiative’s Office, effective September 30, 2002. Hwa Kyung is the third ICAS Intern to be posted as such; Clarence Tong was the first ICAS Intern who did the same internship and Andrew Kim was the second ICAS Intern who started on September 13, 2002. Hwa Kyung also is a member of the ICAS Youth Excellence Program.

Hwa Kyung Chae was born on 8 September 1980 in Seoul, South Korea. At the very young age of 11 months, she immigrated to the United States with her parents. Even though she did not experience a memorable childhood in her native Korea, she is fluent in both written and oral Korean as well as knowledgeable of the history, culture and traditions of her native Korea. In the fall of 1998, Hwa Kyung entered the School of International Service at American University, located in Washington, DC, where she majored in International Studies: Law and Politics. During the spring 2000 semester, she studied at the College for International Studies (CIS) in Madrid, Spain. While in Spain, she interned for the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, assisting in translation and research for the Consul of Political Affairs and the Office of Economic Affairs. For her 2000 – 2001 academic year, she chose to take a one year leave of absence to study in Korea to which she had not been for nearly twenty years. There, she studied at the Yonsei University Korean Language Institute, located in Seoul. She received her BA from American University in May 2002.

Hwa Kyung is currently pursuing an MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, also at American University. Her field of study is "Application and Intervention of Conflict Resolution in Asia and the Middle East." Her intended date of graduation is May of 2003. She recently completed an internship with the International Law Institute and is currently preparing for the 2002 US Foreign Service Exam and hopes to enter the Foreign Service in the near future.

Hwa Kyung is daughter of Young Jae and Hye Ok Chae of Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

Thank you.


Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow