RETURN OR STAY? South Korean Female Scholars’ Experiences in Home and Host Countries

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A talk by Assistant Professor of Geography Hyejin Yoon of UW-Milwaukee

February 26, 2016

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Garland Hall 104

Young Korean women increasingly study abroad to overcome gendered disadvantages in their home country or to find more satisfying lifestyles in another country. Through a series of interviews, this study considers the experiences of South Korean women in social science fields who received their doctoral degrees in the US. The study investigates how women have adapted to differences between home and host countries, and seeks to determine if prestigious US degrees help South Korean women overcome disadvantages in their home country.