Interning in South Korea in Summer 2018

Hayley Daughma Start Date: Nov 6, 2017 - End Date: May 5, 2018
  • Seoul, South Korea

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by: Hayley Daughma Start Date: Nov 6, 2017 - End Date: May 5, 2018
After years of hoping and wishing, I’m finally going to live out my dream of going to South Korea! What’s better is that I am going there to intern as part of my journalism major. But, I can’t do this without some help, as there are fees to pay once I am officially placed at my internship, airfare, and maybe even bills I need to resolve here at home so that I can focus on work and not on my financial constraints back home.

I will be interning in South Korea as part of the Asia Internship Program. I chose South Korea as I have been interested in the country and its culture for nearly a decade. I have been teaching myself the language for just about as long and consider myself to have at least an intermediate fluency. In addition to honing my journalism skills, I hope to utilize and improve my Korean while abroad so that I may become closer to fluency and much more well-rounded.

This opportunity will be life-changing for me. Going to the other end of the planet to do my internship sounds crazy but will give me a competitive edge in the journalism industry post-graduation. There is a chance of gaining employment at my internship site as well, which would be incredible! 

The total program cost is $7,143. I am looking to raise at least $2500 through this campaign; the rest I will either work hard to save or try to get financial aid to cover. This is an opportunity of a lifetime and it would be incredible if you all could help in any way you can.
  • Seoul, South Korea


  • Six Months To Go! + First Non-academic Article Published

    Hey everyone! With my program starting some time in June, I have six months to go until I head off to Korea! Please don't forget to donate and/or share this campaign to go towards my program! I am currently waiting for the Gilman Scholarship to open (the website says "mid-January") so that I can apply and hopefully receive the scholarship to help fund my internship.

    Also, last weekend I self-published my first non-academic article on Medium, covering the life and death of a singer that I love dearly, SHINee's Kim Jonghyun. You can read it here:

    This article is just an example of the kind of thing I want to go on to do as a journalist and writer. Help me further my education AND my career in any way you can!

    Thank you to those who have donated, and thanks to those who have shared my campaign! Happy New Year!
  • Goal Lowered

    Hi all, I have once again lowered the funding goal as I understand how daunting that big number can be! The goal is now $2,500. Please share my campaign and donate if you can! The minimum donation is $10 which I can’t change (FundMyTravel set that minimum). Happy holidays ❤️