Visiting International Scholars

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) has been designated by the U.S. Department of State to administer an exchange visitor program for international scholars. The purpose of the visitor program is to provide citizens of other countries with opportunities to participate in educational and cultural programs in the U.S. and return home to share their experiences and encourage Americans to participate in educational and cultural programs in other countries.

View/Download the Application Guide to Visiting Scholars.

Revised November 2022.

Visiting Scholar Eligibility

CSUDH will screen and select exchange scholars to participate in their program based on U.S. federal regulations. 

Exchange scholars must:

  • Participate in a program that furthers research or teaching objectives and has appropriate activity as described under the definitions of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program for the following categories: Research Scholar, Professor, or College or University Student.
  • Have appropriate academic or similar credentials for program activity.
  • Have sufficient knowledge of English to participate in their program.
  • Have sufficient funding to cover expenses for the duration of their visit.

Exchange scholars must not:

  • Be subject to any bars to program participation based on previous time spent in the U.S. in another J-visa status.
  • Be a candidate for a tenure-track position.
Current Visiting International Scholars

Current International Scholars

Ji Young Han-Research Scholar

Research: Current trends of the education industry in the U.S.  

Dohun Kim-Research Scholar

Research: Difference between contemporary U.S. ceramics and traditional Korean ceramics.  

Hye In Yoo-Research Scholar

Research: Analysis of middle and high school curriculum in American schools and the importance of experimentation and practice rather than theory.

Soo Kyung Yoon-Research Scholar

Research: The ways in which STEM education can be enhanced through the incorporation of creative and inventive thinking skills. 

Yongshin Yu-Research Scholar

Research: The acquisition of technology in the Open Innovation Method to secure the patent technology of start-ups, and ways to increase business competitiveness by securing patent technology and business models.

Jungkwan Chae-Research Scholar

Research: U.S. educational policies implemented to ease the widening education gap due to COVID-19.

Kyungjae Lee-Research Scholar

Research: Regulatory reform and audit directions following the Fourth Revolution and the role of the U.S. as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Zanele Furusa, Ph.D., Research Scholar

Research: Environmental diplomacy and justice.

Wonhong Lee-Research Scholar

Research: A comparative study on the integrated disaster management system adopted in the United States, and Korea’s disaster management system.

Jung Yun “April” Yoo-Research Scholar

Research: Determining an appropriate way to teach and reach Korean students learning English, so they can confidently communicate in English.

Seung Cheol An-Research Scholar

Research: The U.S. legal system of Artificial Intelligence and the promoting and regulating of Artificial Intelligence technology.

Eun Taek Hwang-Research Scholar

Research: How to utilize intellectual property data to foster non-face-to-face industries in the post-COVID-19 era.

Won Hyuck Jung-Research Scholar

Research: A comparative analysis of the carbon neutrality-related policies in the U.S. and Korea

Maintaining Status

More here soon.

Former Visiting International Scholars


Given Name (s)

Area of Specialty

Research Focus

AhnSun YoungDesign and Applied Art and Environmental ScienceEco-friendly packaging and designs for children's products. 
AnHyun ChulHealth Science Hospital administration, the emergency medical system, and alternative medicine in the U.S.
AnSeung CheolComputer ScienceThe U.S. legal system of artificial intelligence and the promotion and regulation of artificial intelligence technology.
BaeHanbyulEnvironmental ScienceU.S. and Korean environmental industries-waste treatment processes.
BaekJong WoonPolitical ScienceLegislative study on the diversification of the composition of local government institutions.    
BaekMinjinEducation and Political ScienceHigher educational policies in the U.S., particularly the California Master Plan, and the composition of the university system. 
ChaJin SukPolitical ScienceCurrent statistical system in the federal government. Main causes of regional statisticial activations and cooperations between federal and provincial governments.
ChangSoyoungPsychologyDeveloping a quality logotherapy counseling program.
ChangSung HaAccounting, FinanceThe use of international transaction information integration reports.
CheonHo YoungSociology/Art TherapySkills utilized in art therapy programs for children and adolescents that relieve emotional stress.
ChoBong HwoanInformation Systems and Operations ManagmenetOrganizing a plan to meet the needs for 4.00 industiral revolution by developing a prototype of portable surface treatment plating machine. 
ChoiJi HyeAccounting, FinanceThe impact of the change of international financial reporting standards in the management and accounting field at a company.  Accounting standards, management behavior, and companies' business environment.
ChoiJi NaMarketingU.S. power plant construction industry and how it has affected the marketing strategies of construction. Efficient and effective marketing measures and tools used by U.S. plant construction companies in both the domestic and international markets. 
ChoiJung HoAccountingA comparison of the budget between Korea and the U.S. A theoretical study of Citizen Participation Budget and American Citizen Participation Budget research. 
HongChanggiAccounting, FinanceSmooth processes for direct banking systems.
HongJi YoungClincial ScienceAnti-cancer drug resistance and strategy to overcome anti-cancer drug resistance using natural products.
JangDoon Sook Computer ScienceDevelopment of high-quality software at a low cost on a planned schedule. An analysis of the history of software development, methodology, and distinctiveness of the application of software engineering and key factors that improve process and product quality in development culture.
JungSuheeArt and Design, EducationThe differences in art education in the U.S. and Korea and the changing flow of art education in line with the upcoming industry.
KangHwa YoungTeaching English as Second LanguageExploring diverse English learning methods utilized in the U.S. with the intention of developing a more efficient system, and different methods in which English can be taught to Korean students and adults.
KangSook YoungInternational Economics, International BusinessBuilding, developing, and managing relationships between customers and suppliers in the U.S.
KangYun JiManagement/Human ResourcesAnalyzing home rental systems, marketing and residential environmental design properties to gain insight into an efficient system that will increase U.S. foreign populations in Korea.
KimJun HeeMarketingLeisure industry design trend research and branding strategy.
KimBoramHealth ScienceNutrient deficiency of our body due to various medicines that treat diseases.
KimDaejungFinanceThe stock return co-movement between Korean and U.S. stock markets and the existence of a spillover effect for the last two years.
KimDonghyukUrban RegenerationThe reply model of public-private cooperation in urban rehabilitation.
KimEonheePublic AdministrationHow local governments develop their regions and create policies to deal with community issues. 
KimHyo EunMedical AnthropologyPain experience and treatment of choice between people of color (Asian, African-American, and Hispanic).
KimJae HoonBusiness Administration, Management and MarketingThe ecosystem and the latest trend of start-ups at California's Silicon Beach to create a model for new entrepreneurs to benchmark from successful businesses in the U.S.
KimJaehyungManagement and Human ResourcesThe efficiency of Corporate Human Resource Management in the digital era and the applicability of digitalized U.S. HR management to Korean companies.
KimJinheeInformation Systems and Public AdministrationAnalysis of the state of digital innovation in the public sector in the U.S. and major industrialized countries, to prepare a digital innovation plan suited to the institutional and cultural conditions of our country in response to the recent changes in the environment, such as the development of intelligence information technology. 
KimKihoonPublic Policy /Political ScienceRelevant statistical indicators used for analysis and prediction of income-related policies. 
KimKwanhoEnvironmental ScienceEstablishing a development of a sustainable North Korean forest restoration model using international organizations based on the analysis of international trends. Develop North Korean forest restoration strategies that prioritize recovery strategies based on the public opinion of the international community.
KimMi JorngInformation Systems and ManagementInformation Strategic Planning (ISP) methodology, particularly how the first ISP methodology made in the U.S. was introduced and used in Korea, and the difference between U.S. methodology and Korean methodology.
KimMin KyoungManagement/MarketingPsychological behavior of airline passengers related to customer services to create a responsive manual based upon behavior.
KimMinkyungPolitical ScienceThe urban regeneration plan and design in the U.S.
KimOh YoungAccounting and FinanceSystematic operations of International Compliance Assurance Programme (ICAP)and the status of domestic and foreign ICAP systems and policies related to training tasks.
KimSae Ro MiPublic Relations/MarketingThe importance of public relations marketing and how corporate messages should be tailored to effectively promote products and companies in overseas markets. 
KimSeo YoungClinical ScienceIn-depth pediatric infection control and infections in children and the corresponding response procedures of health care systems in South Korea and Los Angeles, California. 
KimSuhyeonArt/Art StudioAbstract and expressionistic art from the U.S., particularly involving the study of works by Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, and Clifford Still.
KimSungkwonManagement, Marketing, and HospitalityThe resort industry of Korea and of the U.S. How to revitalize and increase profitability of the resort industry to secure a competitive advantage and consistent growth of a company.
KimTae HyunLaw and Business AdministrationThe legal system between the U.S. and Korea and the domestic legal system and legal information system operation.
KimYoon JeeManagement, Marketing, and LawVarious laws protecting the privacy of consumers in the U.S., such as CCPA, COPPA, or CLOUD. 
KoHong KiClincial ScienceCreation of a detailed diagnosing algorithm and development of an effective communication system where parents can easily access, understand, and fully utilize to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of their children with common illnesses.
KohSeunghyonAccounting/Finance/MarketingTaxpayer-friendly tax administration construction through big data analysis.
KooSeayounManagement and MarketingThe strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. health insurance system related to medicine.  
LeeAe Hwa Management/ MarketingAn analysis of the collection of urban regeneration success cases and the tourism promotion in the U.S. compared to Korea's.
LeeHanwoongHealth ScienceAn effective way to communicate with foreign patients and study marketing hospitals internationally.
LeeHye MinPoltical ScienceSocial integration policies for refugees and immigrants in the U.S. 
LeeJaeyoungPsychologyThe prevalence of pain and  depression in immigrants.
LeeJeong HyunEducationThe U.S. public school curriculum and methods that the U.S. school system uses to foster students’ interest in reading. 
LeeSeunghyunPolitical ScicenceTechnology used in urban regeneration and urban regeneration engineering.
LimTaehyungAccounting, FinanceThe auditing processes in the U.S. compared to those of the Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea (BAI), with the expectation of developing a system that makes recommendations to improve the accounting and management practices of individuals or companies.
ParkJu HeeArt and Design /Applied ArtsExplore and understand the concept of aesthetics and art in the modern era.
ParkJune SooPublic Administration & Public PolicyThe methods used by the U.S. government to promote community participation in the legal system.
ParkMinjiMarketingMobile commerce in the fashion industry, specifically the process of consumers’ purchasing decisions and development of a “taxonomy” about promotion strategies of mobile commerce related to fashion.
ParkRyoon HongManagementU.S. and Korean enterpreneurial ecosystems and environment with regards to sustainability and growth of startups.
ParkSi MinClinical ScienceMedical devices and individual patient healing devices.
ParkSookyungClincial ScienceThe accuracy and utilization of HPV testing in the U.S. 
ParkYun JuAccounting, FinanceAlternative investment market trends and characteristics. Alternative invetment exposure to reflect proper illiquidity premium by investor type.
Ramirez UrquidyMartin ArturoAccounting and FinanceA collaborative research project entitled "The Impact of Institutional Environment on Different Entrepreneurial Outcomes at the State Level in Mexico.” 
RhoHyunsookHuman Resource ManagementSocial background and operation cases of the U.S. government’s work/family reconciliation policies and various welfare systems.
SeoYe YoungClinical ScienceInvestigating the relationship between myocardial sympathetic degeneration and nigrostriatal impairment in patients affected by Parkinson’s disease (PD).  
ShimInboMusic and Music PerformanceThe analysis of factors such as age, income, gender, ethnic background, and location and its effect on children’s performance as they take part in the orchestra.
ShinSangheeHuman Resource Management Human resource management system and the relationship with U.S. organizational culture and human resource management and the relationship between the efficiency of the organization and the efficiency through field visits.
ShinSurinEducation: Counseling and Clinical PyschologyClinical psychology and school counseling, particularly in public and private high schools and colleges in the U.S. 
SonJunghwaTeacher EducationThe educational system in U.S. elementary schools in relation to STEM fields.
Song JeongeunManagement and MarketingInternational business and trade methods in the U.S. and top performers of online sales and B2B.  
TakHyochulBiological SciencesTreating the spine to develop a practical percutaneous orthopedic lumbar surgery. 
WooJunghoSystem Engineering Designing an optimized UAV for future ROK forces.
WooKyeongjin "Jennie"BiologyResearching gene therapy of incurable retinal diseases and molecular advances that will influence aspects of diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy in clinical ophthalmology.
YangByung HyunUrban Regeneration and Public PoliciesUrban regeneration in the U.S. and systems utilized to sustain urban regeneration and participation of companies.
YangHeui KouInformation System and Operation ManagementAutomation of the claim adjusting process and how insurance adjusting will be affected by the incoming Artificial Intelligence (AI) or the fourth industrial revolution.
YangMun SulHealth ScienceA study of efficient resource allocations and hospital operation form utilizing healthcare big data.
YoonEun SookManagement The service industry and the behavior of customers in various service environments based on different nationalities and races.
YoonJoungohAccounting, Finance, Taxes, and AccountingU.S. accounting policies and tax regulations.


For more information regarding inviting international visitors to CSUDH, please contact Ms. Ormond Rucker, Visa and Immigration International Coordinator, at or +1 310-243-3734.

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