Asian American Program

Admissions Sera Chung
Sera Chung, Director


As the context of theological education becomes more connected internationally, the Asian American Program (AAP) seeks to establish meaningful international connections with and to enhance various levels of global partnerships with Christian churches, institutions and leaders in Asian countries (such as South Korea, Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and other countries) in order to bridge the vision of Princeton Theological Seminary and the global context of Christian ministry.


The goal of AAP is to serve as an international nexus of interactive exchange, providing access for theologians, pastors and religious workers, Christian leaders and socio-cultural resources in the U.S. to their counterparts internationally beyond.

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In seeking to witness the love of Jesus Christ in concrete educational contexts, AAP seeks to:

  • Establish global partnership with international institutions in further advancing the Gospel ministry
  • Develop contextual educational opportunities for PTS students in cross-cultural ministry in South Korea and other Asian countries
  • Connect PTS students with ministry opportunities in Asian and Asian American churches in the U.S. and in the Asian countries
  • Develop international colloquiums and seminars among Asian scholars, pastors and Christian leaders for the PTS community
  • Provide pastoral leadership conferences, seminars and educational programs for pastors in the U.S. and in Asian countries
  • Develop meaningful connections between PTS and Asian American churches for mutual support and partnership
  • Promote the vision and purpose of PTS among Asian and Asian American churches both domestically and internationally
  • Recruit prospective students from both the U.S. and the Asian countries in order to nurture a multi-cultural learning community at PTS
  • Establish scholarship endowments for Korean and other Asian students at PTS
  • Enhance networks among Asian pastors both in the U.S. and in the Asian countries
  • Nurturing Asian American students at PTS to enhance their pastoral formational process
  • Providing mentorship and counseling for Asian American students
  • Organizing Asian American Theological conferences in order to promote the pertinent issues of both Korean and Asian American congregations as well as Asian congregations
  • Establish connection between Asian American congregations and Asian American MDiv graduates for their search for ministry opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with Advancement Office and other offices in order to fulfill the larger goals of PTS
  • Assist to develop and enrich the formational education of Asian American students, in close partnership with the department of Student Life
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PhD Student

Isaac Kim, Class of 2015

“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”