Welcome to the Korean Language Flagship Center
하와이대학교 한국어 플래그십 센터에 오신 것을
The Korean Language Flagship Center (KLFC) at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM) is the first and only Korean language center in the United States dedicated to cultivating Korea specialists with professional-level proficiency in Korean. The KLFC’s goal is to prepare American students to be capable of functioning in Korean as professionals in their chosen academic or professional fields.
UHM’s Korean Flagship Program (KFP) was established in 2002 as a post-baccalaureate non-degree program. In cooperation with the UHM's Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL), the KFP transitioned into the KLFC in 2007 offering a Master of Arts degree in "Korean for Professionals." The KLFC launched a Bachelor of Arts degree in "Korean for Professionals" program in 2008 and the Pre-College Honors Program in 2009.
The KLFC is part of The Language Flagship funded by the Defense Language National Security Education Office (DLNSEO).