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Program Description

Overview

ISA Seoul students
Photo courtesy of ISA

   Quick Facts

  • Study at Korea University (KU), Korea's top ranked university, known as the "Ivy League" private university in the country
  • Take classes taught in English in a variety of subject areas including: Art & Design, Education, Engineering, Information & Communication, Journalism & Mass Communication, Liberal Arts, Political Science, Technology, and more!
  • Eligibility: Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.50. For students with any transfer credit, ISA and Korea University determine GPA eligibility based on grades from transfer institutions and ASU. Students must have completed a minimum of two semesters at a 4-year university at the time of application. In order to be accepted to the program, students must have a valid passport (that will remain valid for at least 6 months after the program end date). Students must also submit a letter of recommendation from an academic reference, a letter of intent, color passport copy, and ISA health clearance form along with their standard ISA application.

Location


Gyeongbokgungpal
Photo courtesy of ISA

Location Details

Seoul (pop. 10,442,426) is both the largest city and capital of South Korea. It enjoys a central location within East Asia with China on its west and Japan to its east. Seoul is truly a representative global city in the ways that it integrates traditional culture in contemporary life, making it an ideal place for students who are interested in studying abroad in South Korea to learn Korean language and traditional culture. In addition to the unique classroom culture and college atmosphere on-campus, students will also explore the natural beauty of the country along with its royal palaces, Buddhist temples, and sleek skyscrapers, stellar subway system and cutting edge technology.

Read more about Seoul here.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* if your program is more than 90 days in length. 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
Students will take a minimum of 12 credit hours and a maximum of 18 credit hours.  Courses are taught in English and areas with English-taught courses include Liberal Arts, Psychology, Engineering, Political Science, International Relations, and more.   

Though ISA includes a list of courses on their website, please note that courses are subject to availability based on pre-requisites, enrollment numbers, and scheduling.  Students should have alternate courses in mind.

Academic Opportunities

Course List (Click on desired semester, then Courses ) Click here
Request ISA Syllabi  Email the Seoul Site Specialist
Submit an ISA Syllabus for Evaluation Click here
Courses Previously Taken by ASU Students (may not be offered during your term of study) Click here
Course Registration Timeline  On-Site
 
Course Levels, Credits & Grades
  ISA Korea University Program ASU
Course Levels Lower Division Lower division
Upper Division Upper division
Credit  3 credits   3 credits
Grades  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 will convert to ASU credits and grades.

  

Students in hanbok clothing

Kimchi workshop
Photos courtesy of ISA

Housing

KU Anam Global House

KU Anam dining
Photos courtesy of Korea University (KU)

Program Housing

Students participating in semester programs at Korea University will stay in one of three Korea University dormitories: CJ International House, Anam Global House and Anam Hall 2, based on availability and placements. ISA students will live with other local Korean students and international students. Shared kitchens are available in the dorms for students to cook.

Independent Housing:
Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option may receive a discount equal to the housing portion (room, board, and laundry) of the program price. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and rent directly to the housing facility that you choose. Students who pursue independent housing will be required to complete an Independent Housing Waiver with the Study Abroad Office. For more information, please contact your International Coordinator.

More information about these housing options is available on the ISA website.

Accessibility

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.

Seoul metro
Photo courtesy of ISA

Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad. Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost SheetSpring Semester Cost Sheet, Calendar Year 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.

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 SheetCalendar Year 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
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/12/2018
**
Rolling Admission 02/23/2019 06/22/2019
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed.

Program runs from mid February to late June

Fall Semester 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any 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