Massive Open Online Courses


Have you ever wanted to study at a U.S. university but didn’t have the money? Have you ever wondered what the U.S. higher educational system is like? Would taking a class at a prestigious U.S. college help you reach your own career goals?  The U.S. Embassy Seoul is offering college students with good English skills the ability to take online college courses from prestigious U.S. universities like Yale, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at the American Center Korea.

How can I join?

  • 1st Step: Send an e-mail to American Center Korea ( for your participation.
  • 2nd Step: Come to the orientation and off-line classes to learn more about the subjects and MOOC programs.
  • 3rd Step: Take courses either at American Spaces or elsewhere, but we will convene periodically (monthly) to check on progress.
  • 4th Step: Submit required a final essays and an evaluation sheet for the Embassy MOOC graduation.


  • The Third MOOCs Graduation Ceremony

    May 29, 2015 – American Center Korea hosted the third MOOC graduation ceremony with Korean college students. Cultural Affairs Officer Margaret Hawley congratulated the students on their successful completion of the course and presented the participants with certificates of appreciation from the U.S. Embassy Seoul.

  • The Seventh Off-line Session

    May 8 – The American Center Korea’s monthly massive open online course (MOOC) orientation brought students enrolled in a MOOC course on College Writing 2.3x back to the ACK. PA’s Margaret Hawley-Young, ESTH Officer Kirsten Bauman, ACK EducationUSA staff, and student participants shared their experiences and tips on distance learning and U.S. university-level essay writing in the fields of science and technology.

  • The Sixth Off-line Session

    April 3, 2015 – PA American Center Korea hosted monthly MOOCs orientation program withstudents enrolled in MOOCs course on College Writing 2.3x at the American Center Korea. Director of Alumni and Exchange Richard Roberts, ACK EducationUSA staffer, and the student participants shared their experiences and tips on distance learning through MOOCs and how to write a good essay in the U.S. higher education.

  • The Fifth Off-line Session

    March 6, 2015 – PA American Center Korea’s monthly MOOCs orientation brings back Korean students enrolled in MOOCs course on College Writing 2.2x at the American Center Korea.

  • The Fourth Off-line Session

    February 6, 2015 – PA’s American Center kicked off its fourth MOOC effort to promote study in the United States. 65 Korean college students from 31 different universities visited the ACK for an orientation and conversation with CAO Margaret Hawley, who talked about her personal experience in college and graduate school, emphasizing American universities’ focus on critical thinking, creative writing skill, group discussion, and close interaction with professors.