World Communication Association
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Outstanding scholarships

  1. Myung-Seok Park Outstanding Scholarships

    These scholarships are financially donated by Emeritus professor, Myung-Seok Park, a founding father of WCA, for selecting outstanding scholars and post-graduate students in the 2017 WCA conference, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. These awards are granted to top-qualified full paper submitted, and excellent paper presenters of post-graduate students.

    1. Outstanding Paper Award
      • Top Best Paper Award
      • 2nd Best Paper Award
      • 3rd Best Paper Award

      This award should be eligible for full paper submitters only.

    2. Outstanding Presentation Award
      • Top Best Presentation Award
      • 2nd Best Presentation Award
      • 3rd Best Presentation Award

      This award will be given to post-graduate students and young scholars only.

  2. These Outstanding Scholarships should be granted to only members of WCA who register officially the biennial conferences of WCA.

  3. Pearson and Nelson Competitive Scholarship Award
  4. The award was created through Professors Judy Pearson and Paul Nelson to assist first-time conference participants of the WCA with travel costs. Three scholarships, each of $400 dollars, will be awarded on a competitive basis.

  5. Publications
  6. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research

    WCA Newsletter

  7. Graduate Student Support/Mentoring Program
  8. Helps graduate students develop robust skills in research and teaching.

  9. Issues Forum Outreach
  10. The purpose of the Issues Forum is to convene professors, students and lay professionals at each WCA conference site to discuss important global issues that impinge upon intercultural communication and world peace. At the 2013 conference in Seoul, discussion centered on the topic, “The Great Divide: Income Inequality and what it May Mean for Global Society.”

  11. Cultural Exchanges
  12. Cultural exchanges are absolutely crucial to the mission of the WCA. At each conference site, we visit local communities, participate in citizenly exchanges, and tour country sides in order to promote meaningful dialogues and foster peace worldwide.

  13. Empathy Matters Project (EMP)

    This signature empathetic literacy program focuses on knowledge and information-based skills that help global citizens respond to and manage intercultural encounters caringly and competently.

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