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

Overview

KU ISC fountain
Photo courtesy of KU ISC

Quick Facts

  • This program has filled for Summer 2019.
  • 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 high depending on student interest. Please contact the International Coordinator for more details.

 

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 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.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

Curriculum
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). ISC offers courses in Business, Humanities, Cultural Studies, Fine Art, Korean Language and Culture, and more.  Classes are held from Monday through Thursday, with Fridays free for cultural activities, field trips, and time to explore the city.

Academic Opportunities

Course List and Syllabi (Scroll down to "Courses for 6 weeks" section) Click here
Submit a KUISC Syllabus for Evaluation Click here
Courses Previously Taken by ASU Students (may not be offered during your term of study) Click here
Internship (can be competitive)  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 G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale.  For more information click here.


Course Levels, Credits & Grades

  Korea University ISC ASU
Course Levels KUISC does not use a numbering system based on levels. Lower or Upper division (Courses will be evaluated based on content).
Credit All credits and grades will be posted to your ASU record after completion of your program.  As courses are graded, not pass/fail, they will be factored into your ASU G.P.A.
Click here to view how credits and grades at Korea University Summer International Campus will convert to ASU credits and grades.
Grades
 

 

KUISC day trip
Photo courtesy of KUISC
 

Housing

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

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 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 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 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

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Dates & Deadlines

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This program is currently not accepting applications.