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This is the program brochure page.
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

Overview


Video courtesy of Korea University (KU)

Quick Facts

  • To receive priority consideration for this program, submit complete fall or academic year applications by February 1st and spring applications by August 1st.
  • This program has filled by the August 1st priority deadline and is no longer accepting applications for Spring 2020.
  • Korea University (KU), founded in 1905, is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s oldest, largest and top-ranked universities in Korea. Its reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching, research and service to Korean society.
  • Internship options in local organizations: KUBS will help students find internship placements with local companies.
  • Eligibility: must be currently enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking student in good academic standing, must have completed 1 full-time semester with grades posted at time of the application; must be a WP Carey student with 2.75 cumulative GPA.  
  • The competitiveness of this program is considered moderate to high.  Contact the International Coordinator for more information.

Location

seoul

Location Details

Seoul is a city rich in history and tradition, founded in 1392. It is now the capital city of South Korea, and traces of the former dynasty are still very much a part of the city's landscape. The capital city with an exciting modern architecture and a cosmopolitan community, Seoul is the political, cultural, commercial, financial, educational and recreational center of South Korea. It is home to major corporations, banks, government offices, leading schools and universities, theaters and entertainment facilities. Seoul also offers rich and satisfying tourist attractions and events.

A truly global, buzzing city and the host of the Olympic Games in 1988 and the World Cup in 2002, Seoul is the country's biggest - by far - and is also amongst Asia's most wealthy cities. The heritage and tourism scene within Seoul is undeniable, with fortresses, temples, shrines, palaces and ceremonies all vying for your attention, along with modern skyscrapers, glitzy shopping malls, and multi-media and entertainment complexes around the Itaewon, Jamsil and Namsan area.

Photo: Seoul, South Korea

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

With a large number of course options that fit directly into the ASU WPC majors and the WPC International Business Certificate, KUBS is a perfect option for business students looking to study in one of Asia's largest and most significant cities.

KUBS offers courses in Accounting, Finance, International Business, Logistics, Service & Operations Management (LSOM), Management, Marketing, and MIS.  Exchange students also have the option of taking one or two courses in other disciplines offered at Korea University, such as Korean language or culture. For a complete list of courses visit the KUBS course website (remember to change the "Dept." dropdown to "Korea University Business School").

Glossary of Terms:

100 Level Courses = 1st year courses
200 Level Courses = 2nd year courses
300 Level Courses = 3rd year courses
400 Level Courses = 4th year courses

Internship placements are typically not for credit, but are usually for pay. Placements are not guaranteed, and depend upon each student's strengths and local business needs.

Korean language courses are available as well.  Student can find those courses here. General Subject > General Studies> Electives>IFLS108-113/ IFLS240-247. 

Course registration takes place in July/August for fall students and in January/Early February for spring students.

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at Korea University Business School will convert to ASU credits and grades.
KUBS Business Hall
Photo courtesy of KUBS

KU Library
Photo courtesy of Korea University

Housing

KU Anam

KU Dining hall
Photos courtesy of Korea University

Program Housing

Exchange students have the option of living on campus in student dormitory, in a homestay, or off-campus in independent housing.

On-campus accommodation is available but extremely limited. Rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, but exchange students should NOT anticipate being placed in on-campus housing. More information on housing is available from the KUBS Residence Office here.

Students will likely be placed in off-campus accommodation.  Students who apply for on-campus housing, but are not placed, will receive assistance from KUBS International Office to secure off-campus housing.

Private student accommodations, called Goshitel, are located near campus (5-10 minute walk). These accommodations vary widely in terms of room size, rate, meals, cleaning, and laundry services. Prices range from approximately KRW 500,000 - 700,000 per month, and the average price is about KRW 550,000. More information can be found here.

Homestay Korea can also put students in touch with families willing to host a student, and reservations are available in English.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following fees:

  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • $400 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Carbon Offset Fee*
  • International Travel Service Fee (Including Insurance)*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the International Travel Service Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration and the Carbon Offset Fee will increase annually (in July) by approximately $2.
 

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost SheetSpring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.