Academic Programs in Seoul
Students may choose from the following Academic Program options:
The ISA semester programs in Seoul offer students a large number and wide range of English courses from which to choose. Students in the sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, applied sciences, and even those from more specialized fields will have the opportunity to take courses for their major, minor, and even courses that can count toward their general education requirements at their home school. All courses will be taken with local students at Konkuk University, one of South Korea's best private universities.
The ISA Seoul office will provide an array of cultural activities in and around Seoul to help students become familiar with the sprawling city. Both traditional and modern aspects of daily Korean life will be experienced, giving students an expansive view of what it means to live in Seoul. Excursions to cities outside of Seoul will also be included in the program, allowing students to see the peninsula's geographic and cultural diversity.
Students participating in the summer program in Seoul will have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects at Konkuk University including business, economics, Korean culture, Korean language, sociology, and many others. Students from around the world will be taking courses alongside ISA students, making this a multicultural experience for all involved.
Experiential Learning Abroad Programs (ELAP) arranges volunteer placements for students in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Peru. ELAP is an enriching experience for proficient Spanish speakers who are seeking to contribute to an organization's responsibilities and mission, while simultaneously learning about themselves in an unfamiliar, and at times, challenging environment.
Volunteering adds another dimension to the study abroad experience through daily exposure and interactions with local community members, resulting in a greater understanding of the language and culture of the host country.
ISA Custom Programs are developed in partnership with U.S. universities to offer students unique course options. Cultural activities and excursions, program dates and duration, and academics vary by program. Studying abroad with U.S. university students and faculty fosters a cohesive group dynamic with additional support of ISA staff in the U.S. and abroad.