Available Excursions for Seoul

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.


Optional for some or all 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

Gwangmyeong Cave

ISA students well get a chance to learn more about the history of Korea, by taking a quick day trip outside of Seoul. Created in 1912, during occupation by the Japanese, Gwangmyeong is the only man-made cave in the Seoul area. It was used as a secret route to transport metal goods to help... 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

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

Temple Stay

Within the city of Seoul there are several historic temples, dating back hundreds of years. During a temple stay, students will stay overnight at a temple close to Seoul, learning about Korea's ancient past, while still in the midst of modern-day Seoul. Read More