STEM, Business, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

Korea University
Seoul, South Korea
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    STEM, Business, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

  • 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

    Spring 2 2020

  • Program Dates

    Late Feb, 2020 - Late Jun, 2020

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    Oct 25, 2019

  • Credit

    12 - 19 Credits

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $11,995

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Program Description

With a variety of courses in business, sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, applied sciences, and even more specialized fields, you will have the opportunity to take courses for your major, minor, and general education requirements.

All courses are taught in English by local and international faculty, with the exception of the Korean language course. No Korean language experience is required to participate. The classes are comprised of Korean students, ISA students, and visiting international students from all over the world.

You can combine the Spring + Fall OR Fall + Spring sessions at a discounted price. For more information about this option, please contact your ISA South Korea Site Specialist.

*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 should have a full-time enrollment status at your home institution and have completed at least two semesters at the time of application to the program.
  • For the transfer students, you should have completed at least one semester at your current home institution before applying for this program.

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

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Credits

12 - 19

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 18

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 28

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 semester. 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.
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the ISA South Korea Program Manager.

Course Credit

  • While at Korea University, students can enroll in up to 6 courses.
  • Per Korea University, three credits are equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student’s home university.
  • According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Business Administration Courses

  • Please be aware that Korea University is experiencing a high demand for Business Administration courses. It may be challenging to register for these courses and there will be no guarantee for their preferred choices. If you plan on taking Business Administration courses, we encourage you to have alternative choices.

Course Level Recommendations

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on Korea University's course year classifications of 1, 2, 3 or 4, which correspond to the Korean four-year undergraduate level system.
  • Courses listed in Korea University's course database classified as year 0, 1 or 2 are recommended as lower division. Courses listed in Korea University's course database classified as year 3 or 4 are recommended as upper division.
  • These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

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 each semester. 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.

1. Click on the link below and select 'English', then 'Major Subject'

2. Select the corresponding previous year, semester (ex: spring 2019 for spring 2020) as the confirmed course list is not released until course registration opens

2. Select the college and department (the campus should always stay Seoul (Anam)
Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Law, Teacher Education, Division of Information Security, Art&Design and all the courses in Sejong Campus are NOT available to visiting students.

3. Click 'Search'

4. You will see the list of all courses taught at Korea University in a particular department. The courses available to ISA students have an (English) sign in their title and a circle in 5X column.

5. To download a syllabus, click on a course number.

Go to Host University Course Search Here
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Courses

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Korea University
Business School
Business Administration
3 Credits
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3 Credits
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Investments
BUSS254
3 Credits
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Risk Management
BUSS415
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
College of Education
Department of Education
Department of Geography Education
Geomorphology
GEOG201
3 Credits
Department of History Education
Department of Home Economics Education
Food Science
HEED251
2 Credits
Department of Mathematics Education
Department of Physical Education
3 Credits
Sport Nutrition
PHEK275
3 Credits
College of Engineering
Department of Architecture
3 Credits
3 Credits
Design Studio I
ARCH209
3 Credits
3 Credits
Design Studio V
ARCH421
6 Credits
6 Credits
3 Credits
Department of Industrial Management Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Bioengineering
MECH431
3 Credits
Dynamics
MECH226
3 Credits
3 Credits
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3 Credits
Heat Transfer
MECH311
3 Credits
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School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
3 Credits
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3 Credits
3 Credits
Hydrology
ACEE331
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
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3 Credits
Tall Buildings
ACEE261
3 Credits
School of Electrical Engineering
3 Credits
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College of Health Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy
Departmetn of Radiologic Science
3 Credits
3 Credits
Division of Biosystem Medical Science
Bioinformatics
BSMS419
3 Credits
3 Credits
Neuroscience
BSMS403
3 Credits
3 Credits
Division of Health Policy and Management
School of Biomedical Engineering
3 Credits
Biomaterials
BMED313
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
School of Health and Environmental Science
Health Physics
KHES229
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
College of Informatics
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Algorithms
COSE214
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Data Science
COSE471
3 Credits
Data Structure
COSE213
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
College of Information & Comunication
Brain and Cognitive Sciences
College of Liberal Arts
Department of History
3 Credits
3 Credits
Department of Japanese Language and Literature
Department of Korean History
3 Credits
Topic Course
HOKA003
3 Credits
Department of Philosophy
Department of Psychology
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Department of Sociology
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
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College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology
College of Life Sciences
Biochemistry I
LIST305
3 Credits
Cancer Biology
LIST401
3 Credits
Cell Biology I
LIST201
3 Credits
3 Credits
Genetics I
LIST303
3 Credits
3 Credits
Neurobiology
LIBS441
3 Credits
Department of Food and Resource Economics
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Division of Biotechnology
3 Credits
Biophysics
LIBT381
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Division of Food Bioscience and Technology
3 Credits
College of Political Science & Economics
Department of Economics
3 Credits
Econometrics I
ECON301
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Labor Economics
ECON244
3 Credits
Macroeconomics
ECON202
3 Credits
3 Credits
Microeconomics
ECON201
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Public Finance
ECON333
3 Credits
3 Credits
Department of Political Science and International Relations
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Department of Public Administration
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
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Policy Planning
PAPP330
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Department of Statistics
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
College of Science
Department of Chemistry
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Hydrogeology
EAES207
3 Credits
3 Credits
Natural Hazard
EAES409
3 Credits
3 Credits
Department of Mathematics
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Real Analysis
MATH453
3 Credits
Topic Course
MATH003
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Department of Physics
3 Credits
3 Credits
Optics
PHYS481
3 Credits
3 Credits
School of Media & Communication
Media and Communication
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Media Economics
JMCO269
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
The Institute of Foreign Language Studies
Department of English as a Foreign Language
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
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Korean Language
3 Credits
3 Credits
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3 Credits
3 Credits
Course Disclaimer
  • Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

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.

Goshitel

In case that on-campus dormitories of Korea University reach their capacities, you will have the option to stay at goshitel, which is an off-campus student residence. Goshitels are located within walking distance of Korea University and you'll stay in a single room with private bathroom and a shared public kitchen.

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 and Japan 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, two day trips, and one optional weekend trip to the following destinations.

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. 

K-drama set experience; Dae Jang Geum Park

Explore one of the largest outdoor film sets where many historical dramas, movies and advertisements have been filmed; Dae Jang Geum Park in Yongin. Dating from the post-Three Kingdoms Period to the Joseon dynasty, the architecture on set has been thoroughly researched and recreated using the authentic techniques of the day. Take a journey back in time to historic drama sites and to check out where popular scenes were shot.

Korea’s Traditional Food Capital; Jeonju

Historic Jeonju is one of Korea’s most picturesque cities, known for it's historic architecture. With more than 800 traditional Korean Hanok houses clustered in a single area, Jeonju retains a rustic and elegant charm that brings you back to the Joseon Dynasty. As the birthplace of bibimbap, there are myriad varieties of bibimbap in local restaurants, along with enormous selections of street food. Give your adventurous taste buds a treat in this foodie city!

Tokyo * Optional

Though it began as a tiny fishing village in what was known as Musashi Province, Tokyo is the capital city of Japan, and the Tokyo Metropolis holds the honor of being the largest metropolitan area in the world. As would be expected of a city of its size, Tokyo is on the cutting edge of everything from architecture, technology, and fashion to food and pop culture. You will get to spend a weekend in the city and visit its most remarkable places.

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.