International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Available Excursions for Seoul

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.


Busan is the second largest city in South Korea and the fifth largest port city in the world. The city is located on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula and is well known for its beaches. Because it attracts so many Korean tourists during the summer, Busan is sometimes called South Korea's... Read More


Known for its cultural richness, aestheticism as well as its extensive commercial and political ties with China and Japan, Buyeo was the capital of Baekje Dynasty that ruled Korea for 123 years (AD 538 ~ AD 660) until its defeat by the Shilla. There are a lot of cultural and historical sites... Read More

Jeju Island

Optional for some or all sessions
The city of Jeju is located on Jeju-do, an island just off of the southern coast of the Korean peninsula. It is a popular tourist destination due to its subtropical climate, natural waterfalls, beautiful mountains, and plethora of recreational activities such as horseback riding, mountain... Read More


Jingwansa Temple, one of Seoul's famed four historic temples, is surrounded by the beautful mountains of Bukhanson National Park. Students will stay overnight at the temple, learning about Korea's ancient past, while still in the midst of modern-day Seoul. Read More

Joint Security Area/DMZ

The Joint Security Area is a section of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea. The DMZ is occupied by the North Korean military in the north and South Korean and U.S. military forces in the south. The JSA is where the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed by the United... Read More


The city of Sokcho is located on the northeast coast of South Korea and is a popular Korean tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, delicious seafood, and its proximity to the impressive Seoraksan National Park. Students can anticipate enjoying the scenery of preserved Buddhist temples... Read More

Unification Observatory

Goseong Unification Observatory, at South Korea's northernmost tip, is located at 38 degrees north latitude and is 88 km from North Korea. You can enjoy the mysterious scenery of Geumgangsan as well as the East Sea and the wonderful view of Heaven's Blessing. The Unification Observatory was... Read More