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[American Cultural Exchange Service] Resident Director in Korea, Summer NSLI-Y


American Cultural Exchange Service (ACES) is seeking a qualified Resident Director (RD) to work on site with a group of up to 15 US high school students for approximately six weeks (from the end of June to mid-August) in Korea through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. In Korea, students will engage in language learning in both formal (language courses) and informal settings (cultural activities). The RD is required to attend a two-day pre-program training in Bellevue, WA (late May to early June), attend an in-person one-day student orientation prior to international travel, represent ACES for the duration of the program overseas, and submit periodic reports.

NSLI-Y is a US State Department sponsored scholarship program funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. American high school students apply for merit-based scholarships to spend a summer, semester, or academic year studying less commonly taught languages in an international immersion setting. NSLI-Y encourages beginning, intermediate, and advanced language learners with a passion for learning languages, communicating across cultures, and living abroad to apply. Participants are U.S. high school students between 15 and 18 years of age, who have beginner, intermediate or advanced Korean language skills. The Resident Director will help to administer the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program.


  • Serve as an advisor/counselor for ACES program participants.
  • Assist ACES and the host institution in proper program administration.
  • Accompany students on program activities including field trips.
  • Be present at the language school whenever students are in classes.
  • Serve as a program representative to the host institution and program participants when necessary.
  • Be available to participants at any time. When any emergencies arise, assist students as needed.
  • Enforce all ACES rules and policies.
  • Communicate regularly, including submission of program reports, to the ACES National Office.
  • Report any problems regarding participants' health, academic performance, or behavior, and provide individual students' as well as general group/program updates.


  • Experience working with teenagers or high school students
  • Ability to counsel and connect with teens
  • Genuine understanding of American and Korean cultures
  • Proficient Korean language skills – written and oral
  • Native fluency in English
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Korea


  • Room & Board and round trip travel expenses from home city to Bellevue, WA for training.
  • Room & Board and round trip travel expenses from home city to pre-program orientation location and re-entry location.
  • Round trip international airfare from pre-program orientation location to host city overseas.
  • All excursions associated with the program.
  • International Health and Accident insurance for duration of the program.
  • Room and board in Korea
  • Local Transportation in Korea
  • Cell phone in Korea

SALARY:  Up to $5300. Commensurate with experience. Additional in-country stipend for transportation and incidentals.

To apply please email a resume and cover letter to

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American Cultural Exchange Service
One Lake Bellevue Drive Suite 200 Bellevue, WA 98005

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Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Years of experience: 1 Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 16 Feb 2024 Expire in: 7 months

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