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Korea University International Summer Campus
Seoul, South Korea (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Website: Click to visit
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Restrictions: ASU applicants only
Cost Sheets Summer
Areas of Study:
Arts/Design, Business, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Global Studies, Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Program Type:
Internships Available:
GPA Requirement:
Graduate Courses Available:
Language Prerequisite:
0 semesters
Language of Instruction:
English, Korean
Minimum Class Standing:
01 - Freshman
International Coordinator:
Abby Dalpra
Available to Non-ASU Students:
  Program Details


KU ISC fountain
Photo courtesy of KU ISC

Quick Facts

  • To receive priority consideration for this program, submit complete applications by February 1st.
  • Korea University's International Summer Campus (ISC) serves as an international hub for academic dialogue during summer. For Korean students, it is a gateway to experience quality education that prepares them for global leadership. For International students, it is an opportunity to learn about Korea and Korean culture, politics, economy and history.
  • Spend six weeks in one of Asia's most dynamic cities!
  • Courses in Business, Humanities, Cultural Studies, Fine Art, Politics and International Relations, and Korean language and culture.
  • Eligibility requirements: Must have completed at least 1 full-time semester (12 credits) at ASU with grades posted at time of application, must have passport that will be valid for at least 6 months after end of program, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 at ASU.
  • Note: The competitiveness of this program is considered moderate to high depending on student interest. Please contact the International Coordinator for more details.




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 do not require a visa* in order to participate in this program if staying in South Korea for fewer than 90 days. 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.


Academic Program & Courses

ASU students participating in ISC will take two (2) three-credit courses for a total of 6 ASU credits. Each class offers a full-semester load of coursework, totaling 48 hours, condensed into six weeks. The language of instruction for all courses is English (except for Korean language classes). Classes are held from Monday through Thursday, with Fridays free for cultural activities, field trips, and time to explore the city.

ISC offers courses in Business, Humanities, Cultural Studies, Fine Art, Politics and International Relations, and Korean language and culture. A complete of courses, along with syllabi, is available here.

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

Beginning with Summer 2016, Korea University is offering accelerated courses for their 4-week schedule. Since this exchange program is only for the 6-week schedule, be careful when selecting courses and make sure you are only choosing courses for the entire 6-weeks session.

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

International Internship

KU sponsors an opportunity for international students to live and work in a major corporate setting specific to Korea. For more information about the internship, click here.

The internships will be based primarily in the private-sector's business area. Accepted students can experience working in large corporations' departments related to: marketing, sales, advertising, public relations, or operations. Once given a placement, all students MUST have their internship pre-approved prior to departure, in order to receive academic credit. Please contact the International Coordinator for more details.

Internship Eligibility: University/college students who are currently enrolled full-time at ASU and have completed at least two semesters (24 credit hours and above) at the time of application, with a minimum GPA 2.67 GPA on a scale of 4.0.

The student must compose a professional resume/CV for the internship of his/her choice and submit this application by the deadline specified.

Due to the highly competitive nature of the program, not all applicants to the ISC internship program will be guaranteed an internship position. Working conditions vary depending on each company's policy, but this internship will likely be offered unpaid.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at Korea University Summer International Campus will convert to ASU credits and grades.
KUISC day trip
Photo courtesy of KUISC


KU CJ I-house

Program Housing

Students will stay in one of two dormitories, CJ International House (CJ I-House) or Frontier House. Wired internet is available in the rooms. Services and faciltiies vary depending on the dorm, but may include: coin-operated laundromat, fitness center, kitchen, study room, convenience store, etc. Additionally, there is a cafeteria that is located between the student dormitories.

More details about each dorm can be found here.

Photo courtesy of KUISC


Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Photo courtesy of Korea University


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 non-refundable fees:

  • $50 Application Fee
  • $400 Administrative Fee
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance Fee*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Summer 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 Medical Insurance Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration. 


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 Summer 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



  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission 06/26/2018 08/02/2018
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2018. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2018.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
This program is currently not accepting applications.