Summer in Korea with Seoul National University

Seoul National University International Summer Institute 2013

Program Description
This five-week immersion program will take place in the heart of South Korea’s capital, Seoul. Students will have the opportunity to study and interact with prestigious faculty and students from all over the world. With over 20 course offerings in a wide array of subjects ranging from East Asian Studies (Korea, Japan, and China), the Liberal Arts & Humanities, to more practical courses such as Korean Language, students can customize their educational experience according to their specific interests. In addition to the academic coursework, students will be able to venture out and immerse themselves in South Korean culture and society. Through interactions with SNU students in class and various cultural exploration excursions, students will experience South Korea’s rich culture and multifaceted society.

What Students Will Gain
– Exposure to the unique cultural and social landscape of South Korea, the Korean peninsula, and Pacific Rim along with a greater appreciation of one’s own culture
– A comparative perspective on the similarities and differences of students from different educational, national, and cultural backgrounds
– A competitive edge in today’s increasingly globalized marketplace: regardless of the particular profession, employers seek to hire employees who bring fresh, innovative ideas and have an informed, global perspective
– International network of friends and professional contacts

General Facts about South Korea and SNU
– A member of the G-20, market economy ranked 14th in the world by nominal GDP, and one of the fastest growing economies in the world
– Home of Hallyu aka “The Korean Wave,” the spread of South Korean culture throughout the world through entertainment and host country of the XXII Winter Olympic Games in 2018
– Ranked 4th Best University in Asia (QS Asian University Rankings, 2012)
– SNU is ranked 5th in terms of the number of alumni holding CEO positions in the world’s 500 leading companies including Samsung and LG. (Ecole des Mines de Paris-MINES Paris Tech, 2009)

Program Costs
Tuition: ~$2,850 (varies depending on which 2-3 courses students choose)
Program Fee: $900 + Transportation to Seoul, South Korea
Program fee includes: application fee, housing in student dorm, cultural activities, tours, and field trips

For More Information and Application Queries Contact:
Paul Duke Lee
Head Recruiter
Seoul National University America Center