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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UB applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/24/2019 08/03/2019
NOTE: KU ISC offers two types of programs in terms of program period, a 4-week & 6-week program: 6-Week Program: 06/24/2019 through 08/03/2019; 4-Week Program: 06/24/2019 through 07/20/2019. Students can also choose to participate in an optional internship from 05/27/2019 through 06/21/2019.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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: 3-12
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.

UB students can participate in Korea University's International Summer Campus (ISC) program. The six-week and four-week programs include over 100 challenging courses taught by distinguished faculty from prestigious universities around the world. The 4-week course track program is designed for those who are not able to participate in Korea University's standard 6-week program due to time conflicts with their summer plans.

Students will take one to three courses for a total of 3-9 credits. Each class offers a full semester-load of coursework condensed into either four or 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
• Social Science
• Fine Art and Design
• Science & Engineering
• Law, Politics and International Relations
• Korean and East Asian Studies
• Korean Language
Click here for specific course information.

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. To participate in the internship, students must have completed a minimum of two semesters of university/college at the time of application and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students who receive passing evaluations after the internship will be issued a completion certificate and three additional credits (Pass/Fail). Please note that the internship is unpaid and that KU ISC does not provide accommodation during the internship period.

Korea University offers accommodations for international students in (Anam) Global House, CJ International House, and Frontier House. Anam Global House is an air-conditioned, coded home for 406 men and women. Anam Global House offers triples and has semi-private baths. Bathroom facilities are installed in the room and are shared by the roommates. 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). Frontier House offers doubles with bathroom facilities shared by 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.

Visit the ISC On-Campus Housing webpage for further information about housing.

Summer 2019 

4-Week Program
 June 24 (Monday)  Dormitory Check-In
 June 25 (Tuesday)  Orientation Day with Welcome Ceremony
 June 26 (Wednesday)  First Day of Classes
 Korean Language Placement Test
 June 28 (Friday)  Add/Drop Period Ends
 July 1 (Monday)  Mid-term Exams
 July 15 (Monday)  Final Exams
 July 18 (Thursday)  Graduation Ceremony
 July 19 - July 20 (Friday - Saturday)  Dormitory Check-Out
6-Week Program
 June 24 (Monday)  Dormitory Check-In
 June 25 (Tuesday)   Orientation Day with Welcome Ceremony
 June 26 (Wednesday)  First Day of Classes
 Korean Language Placement Test
 June 28 (Friday)   Course Add/Drop Period Ends
 July 8 - 11 (Monday - Thursday)   Mid-term Exams
 July 29 - August 1 (Monday - Thursday)  Final Exams
 August 1 (Thursday)    Graduation Ceremony
 August 2 - 3 (Friday - Saturday)  Dormitory Check-Out
*Students can join various day trips and volunteer activities on Fridays following the first week of classes.

**The optional internship begins on May 27 (Monday) and ends on June 21 (Friday). Please note that the internship is unpaid and KU ISC does not provide accommodation during the internship period.
This program is open to UB undergraduate students. No previous knowledge of Korean language is required.

Please note the budget sheets currently list the Summer 2018 program expenses. Summer 2019 program expenses will be posted as soon as updated information is available.

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
Please visit the KU International Summer Campus website.