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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

Please contact Emory College Study Abroad for more information.
Program Description:

Overview

 

Overview

  • The goal of the Emory Summer Korean Studies Program, offered through the Department of Russian, and East Asian Languages and Cultures, is to enhance students' Korean language study and to provide opportunities for immersion into Korea's rich culture. The program is based at Yonsei University in Seoul, and students will study Korean language and choose from other courses that complement the offerings at Emory and focus on Korean culture, society, economics, politics, film and the arts. Yonsei University is one of the top 3 universities in Korea.
  • NO KNOWLEDGE OF KOREAN IS REQUIRED, as beginner Korean is offered.
  • A country of striking religious diversity and ancient traditions, Korea has also become a leader in contemporary East Asian culture (Korean "Wave"), and brands such as Samsung and Hyundai have become internationally recognized.
  • In addition to the coursework at Yonsei, students will take one field trip course and participate on field trips led by Dr. Bumyoung Choi, REALC's Korean language instructor. These excursions will be organized around "discovery questions" associated with prominent UNESCO sites such as, Gyeongju, capital of Shilla kingdom, Haeinsa with Tripitaka, Ganghwa dolmen sites and palaces in Seoul. Students will also have special sessions with leaders of contemporary Korea, religious and business leaders, and heads of NGO's and will tour places like the Korean National Museum, the Demilitarized Zone between South and North Korea and Samsung Inc. Students will also experience historical and modern Korea with its diversity of Buddhism, Confucianism and Christianity in quiet temples and vibrant metro cities. To find out more about study abroad experience in Korea please watch the Korea Study Abroad video.
 

Location

 

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Application Process

 

Application Process

Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 15.  The application deadline is February 15.  Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible, as some programs reach capacity by the end of January.

Please note:  In addition to completing the Emory College Study Abroad online application, you must complete a secondary application for this program.

Acceptance Process: This program accepts applications on a rolling basis.
 

Dates

 

Dates

June 28 - August 9, 2018 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)
 

Eligibility

 

Eligibility

  • Students must meet the regular Emory College Study Abroad eligibility requirements in addition to the following program-specific requirements:
    • Visiting students from other institutions are welcome to apply
    • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher
 
 

Academics

 

Academics

Courses: All students take KRN 273R: the field course from Dr. Choi, and choose one course each from Korean Language classes and from the available special topics classes for a total of 8 Emory credit hours. Summer program credits can be used to satisfy Korean Minor, East Asian Studies and other cross-listed major and minor requirements.

Course 1: KRN 273R Understand Korean Culture and History through Field Trip
Description: 2 Credit hours. (Dr. Choi)

NOTE: This course fulfills elective requirements for the Korean Minor, and East Asian Studies major.
KRN 273R aims to understand Korea's 5000 years history and its culture by studying and visiting historic sites which represent each era and are scattered all over in Korean peninsular. Students will learn about Korean history, tangible and intangible culture, and geography. The course will focus on historical and cultural aspects of Korea, and the influence of the early history of Korea on present day Korea.  We will look at the people, customs, and cultural values in everyday life.

Course 2:  KRN 314R: Korean Language (HAL course)
Description: 3 credit hours. (Instructors at Yonsei University)

NOTE: This course can fulfill half of the Emory College Language Requirement. It also counts towards Korean minor, and East Asian Studies major.

There are 6 different levels of Korean classes from absolute beginners to advanced courses. Students will be placed by the result of the placement test taken at the onset of the program.

Course 3:  Special Topics Class (HSC course)
Description: 3 credit hours. Non language Korean content classes are taught in English by faculty of Yonsei and other prestigious universities.

NOTE: This course can fulfill Emory GER requirement in the area of HSC. It also fulfills elective requirements for the Korean minor, and East Asian Studies major.
 
List of special topics courses coming soon
 
 

Housing

 

Housing

Accommodations are in an international residence hall on the campus of Yonsei University. Two students will share a room in SK Global House.
 

Cost and Funding

 

Cost and Funding

A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheet

Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.
 

Policies

 

Policies

Each summer study abroad program will have at least one mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details.  Emory College Study Abroad will also offer a mandatory general pre-departure orientation in mid-April.

Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy
Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students  
 

Contacts

 

Contacts

Bumyong Choi
Program Director
REALC 
bumyongchoi@emory.edu

Kate Dawson
Summer Study Abroad Advisor
Emory College Study Abroad
404-727-2240
kate.dawson@emory.edu



This program is currently not accepting applications.