Korean Language & Electives in English

Korea University
Seoul, South Korea
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Korean Language & Electives in English

  • Location

    Seoul

  • Host University

    Korea University

    Korea University, founded in 1905, is one of the Korea's oldest, largest and top-ranked universities. In 2019, the QS World University Rankings ranked Korea University as number 12 in their evaluation of the best universities in Asia. Known as the "Ivy League" private university in the country, Korea University is a world-class institution featuring a dynamic educational environment, beautiful and conveniently-located campus, and top-quality student facilities. It prides itself not only in being a progressive and globally conscious institution offering a rich variety of courses in STEM, liberal arts and science, but also one that plays a role in preserving and developing Korea's unique culture. Korea University Business School is the first business school in the country to have acquired both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation.

  • Term

    Summer 2 2020

  • Program Dates

    Late Jun, 2020 - Early Aug, 2020

  • Program Length

    Summer

  • Application Deadline

    Apr 25, 2020

  • Credit

    6 Host University Units

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    TBA

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Program Description

Make the most of your winter or summer with these study abroad programs at Korea University. You will have the opportunity to take one, two or three courses, each offering a full semester of coursework, totaling 48 contact hours. Choose from a wide range of subjects including art and design, business and economics, communication and media, international relations, engineering, science, math and more. Click on each session to learn more!

 

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

At the time of application, you should have a passport that is valid for at least six months after the end of your program.

You must be enrolled as a full-time degree-seeking student in a U.S. college or university. Gap students must provide an official acceptance letter proving their enrollment at a U.S. institution for the semester immediately following their program at Korea University.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Host University Units

6

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

6

Academic Information

Course Availability and Selection

  • The courses below reflect the most current list of courses released by the host university. While this list may be used as a general guide while completing your pre-registration form, the host university did not publish the final course list for this program. This site will be updated once ISA receives the final list of courses, along with a note notifying students of the change.
  • Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers and scheduling. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last-minute class cancellations.
  • Students can take two classes. Each class offers a full-semester of coursework condensed into four weeks of intensive study totaling 48 hours.
  • Students in the Summer 2 program have the option to take a 3rd academic course taught in English. This course will be for an additional charge.
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the ISA South Korea Program Manager.

Course Credit

  • Per Korea University, 3 credits are equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student’s home university.

Korean Language Courses

  • Taking a Korean language course is not required, however, we encourage students to do so.
  • Students will be required to take a placement exam at the beginning of the program. Please note that your performance on the placement exam may not reflect the number of semesters of language instruction you've already completed at your home university. We strongly suggest that students who are trying to place into any level of language beyond true beginning prepare for the language placement exam by reviewing previous coursework.

Courses

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Korea University
Summer School
Business and Economics
3 Host University Units
3 Host University Units
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Econometrics
ISC320
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Host University Units
3 Credits
3 Credits
Statistics
ISC207
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Fine Art/Design
3 Credits
3 Host University Units
3 Host University Units
3 Credits
Korean and East Asian Studies
Korean Language
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Law, Politics and International Relations
3 Credits
3 Credits
Science
Calculus I
ISC101A
3 Credits
Calculus II
ISC101B
3 Credits
3 Host University Units
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Host University Units
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Sociology and Cultural Studies
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Crystal Giedt

Program Manager, South Korea

SEOUL TEAM

Sean Dolan

Resident Director, South Korea

Euisoo Chang

Internship Coordinator, South Korea

Minhee Lee

Student Service Coordinator, South Korea

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

View all Funding Options

Housing

Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of Korean lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Seoul. You will have the option of staying in the on-campus or off-campus dormitory with other local and international students or secure your own housing and receive a discount from ISA. The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding as long as you stay open-minded at all times.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Dorms

The Korea University dormitories are conveniently located on campus, which helps you immerse yourself into Korean student life and get to your classes in no time. During a semester program, you are assigned in one of the two Korea University dormitories: CJ International House or Anam Global House. CJ International House offers double and single rooms and has a bathroom that is shared by the suitemates. Anam Global House offers triple and double rooms with bathroom facilities installed in the room and shared by the roommates. If you're studying abroad during the summer, you will stay in a double room at Frontier House dormitory. No matter what dorm you're staying in, you will live among local Korean and international students. You will have access to a coin-operated laundry, shared kitchens, and on-campus dining halls that offer affordable meal plans that can be purchased separately after you arrive in Seoul. Dormitories have either separate buildings or floors for male and female students, and opposite sex guests are not allowed to visit your room.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

ISA excursions allow you to explore the picturesque, historical, and unique landscape of South Korea that you may not have the chance to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on a weekend trip and a day trip to the following destinations.

Korea University Cultural Activities & Excursions

Together with international and ISA students, you can participate in excursions and cultural activities organized by your host university. The exact list is not confirmed but may include the following:

- K-Pop Music Show

- Korea University K-Pop Flash-mob

- Lotte World Amusement Park

- Taekwondo Class

- Korean Calligraphy Class

- Boryeong Mud Festival

- Korean Folk Village

- Nanta Performance Show

- Panting Murals

Please note, ISA staff will not be in attendance.

Donghae

Spend a day in a beautiful province of Gangwon-do, located on the East Coast of South Korea. Gangwon-do is blessed with beautiful mountains and clean beaches that offer some of the best year-round views and vacation spots. The province's landscape is dominated by the Taebaek Mountains, which almost reach the sea. During your trip, you will visit the coastal city of Gangneung, will enjoy your time on Gangmum Beach and at Heo Gyun & Heo Nanseolheon Memorial Park and finish the day by having a true Korean dinner in Gangneung Central Traditional Market.

Busan

Busan is the second largest city in South Korea and it is  the fifth largest shipping port-city in the world. Busan is located on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula and is well known for its natural beauty - beaches and mountains. Sometimes Busan is even called "the summer capital of South Korea." Beyond going to the beach, Busan offers a wealth of historical and cultural landmarks, such as Oryukdo Skywalk, the largest seafood market in Korea, Jagalchi Sijang and and the impressive ocean-side Buddhist temple, Haedongyonggungsa. 

Cultural Activities in Seoul

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Seoul. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Seoul special.

These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included tours of Gyeongbok Palace, The War Memorial Museum, shopping in the historical markets of Gwangjang, Dongmyo, Insadong & Hanbok and Korean movie nights.