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This is the program brochure page.
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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
  • Choose between the 4-week or 6-week summer session
  • Take two classes taught in English in a variety of subject areas including: Management, Economics, Business, Biology, international issues, and more!
  • Eligibility: Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 and must have completed at least one semester at ASU before enrollment at KU. For students with any transfer credit, ISA and Korea University determine GPA eligibility based on grades from transfer institutions and ASU. 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).

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 not require a visa* if your program is less 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 6 credit hours of coursework within a 4-week or 6-week period.  Courses will be scheduled Monday through Thursday with optional non-credit activities on Fridays.  

Courses focus on Business Administration, Communications and Media Studies, Political Science, International Studies, Fine Arts and Korean Language and Culture.

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 Summer session, 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
Non-credit Activities  Taekwondo class, K-pop experience, and Korean cooking class
 
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 Frontier House


Photos courtesy of Korea University (KU)

Program Housing

ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Korean lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of South Korea. All housing is on campus, conveniently located near public transit routes accessible to all parts of the city. During summer programs at Korea University, Frontier House dormitory will be available for students. 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.

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

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 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.

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

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.