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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UB applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB students only Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and mature Freshmen
Area of Study: Any, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology Term: Summer
Language Courses Offered: Korean Housing Options: On Campus
Program Advisor: Karen Thomas Credits: 6-9
Program Description:

Korea University

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The capital city of Seoul is located in the northwest corner of South Korea.  It is a bustling metropolis of 13 million people and a center of culture, finance, politics, and entertainment. The combination of centuries of history and a cutting-edge IT industry provides Seoul with an interesting contrast of old and new influences.

Korea University
Founded in 1905, Korea University is considered to be one of the best private institutions of higher education in Asia with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching and research and serving Korean society. The university is centrally located in the hilly Anam-dong section of Seoul with an attractive parkland campus. KU is a multicultural institution with more than 5,000 international students contributing to an overall student population of about 28,500. Subways and microbuses provide easy transportation from the campus to all parts of the city.

Under the exchange agreement between UB and Korea University, UB and SUNY students can participate in the International Summer Campus (ISC) program. This six-week program includes over 100 challenging courses taught by distinguished faculty from prestigious universities around the world.

Students will take two to three courses for a total of 6-9 credits. Each class offers a full semester-load of coursework condensed into six weeks. With the exception of Korean language classes, all classes are taught in English and no prior knowledge of Korean is necessary for enrollment in these courses.

Classes are held Monday through Thursday.

ISC courses cover a wide range of subjects pertaining to international issues, with a particular emphasis on the East Asian region, including its history, culture, society, politics, economics, law, business management, science and art/design.

Courses are offered in the following departments:
• Business (AACSB accredited) and Economics
• Humanities
• Sociology and Cultural Studies
• Fine Art/Design
• Science
• Law, Politics and International Relations
• Korean and East Asian Studies
• Korean Language
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In addition to these courses, the ISC offers Korean cultural workshops, field trips, and special lectures conducted by notable experts. The ISC also has a Student Learning Center that provides students with the opportunity to discuss approaches to writing assignments and essays with a one-on-one tutor.

Students who participate in the ISC program can also apply for an optional internship which takes place prior to the program. This internship is intended for professional development and does not provide additional academic credit.

Korea University offers accommodations for international students in Anam Hall 2 and CJ International House. Anam Hall 2 is a traditional-style residence hall with triple-occupancy rooms and shared bathrooms on each floor. CJ International House is a suite-style facility with doubles and singles and semi-private bathrooms (bathroom facilities in the suite and shared by the suitemates). Although designed differently, each Residence Hall has the following basic elements: lounge/TV area, laundry room with coin operated washers and dryers, kitchen facilities equipped with refrigerator, microwave oven, gas range oven, water purifier, table and waste basket. In addition, all Residence Hall rooms have a standard twin-size bed(s)/bunk bed, desk(s) and chair(s), bookshelf, closet space for each resident, telephone for incoming calls only, air conditioner and heater, curtains, waste basket, broom and dustpan.


Summer 2018
 June 24-25 (Sunday-Monday)  Dormitory Check-In
 June 26 (Tuesday)   Orientation Day with Welcome Ceremony
 June 27 (Wednesday)  First Day of Classes
 Korean Language   Placement Test
 June 29 (Friday)   Course Add/Drop Period Ends
 July 9-12 (Monday-Thursday)   Mid-term Exams
 July 30-August 2 (Monday-Thursday)  Final Exams
 August 2 (Thursday)    Graduation Ceremony
 August 4-5 (Saturday-Sunday)  Dormitory Check-Out

*Students can join various day trips and volunteer activities on Fridays following the first week of classes.
This program is open to undergraduate students enrolled at UB or another SUNY campus. No previous knowledge of Korean language is required.

Students may take 3 Korea University International Summer Campus (KU ISC) courses for a total of 9 credits OR 2 KU ISC courses for a total of 6 credits.

Estimated costs for this program can be found below.

Korea University Summer 2018 Budget Sheet - 9 credits

Korea University Summer 2018 Budget Sheet - 6 credits

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.
Visit the KU International Summer Campus website.

This program is currently not accepting applications.