Korea General Program Information

korea-towers.jpgSummer Study in Korea

June 26 – July 27, 2013

Sponsored by the
the College of Arts & Sciences

Hosted by
the University of Seoul International Summer School



Seoul is both a vibrant modern metropolis and a city whose 600 years of history as the nation’s political, economic, and cultural capital is everywhere on display. Study at the University of Seoul’s International Summer School allows you to experience this rich heritage first-hand at one of Korea’s leading universities.

Program features include:

  • One-on-One Buddy Program
    UOS students share a dorm room with you, helping you learn about Korea. This provides a valuable chance to make solid friendship.
  • International Student Body
    In 2013, you can build a global network by meeting many friends from Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Czech, Finland, Germany, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA, and more.
  • Chance to explore southern Korea or Jeju Island (Korea)
    A 4-day optional field trip to the southern Korean cities of Busan and Gyeongju, or the volcanic island of Jeju off the coast of Korea will give you a better understanding of your host country.

Academic Program

Students can choose from among the International Summer School’s sizable list of offerings, including courses in Korean Language, Korean and Asian Studies, and International Business and Finance. All courses are taught in English. In general, students select two courses and register for a total of 6 credit hours. Each student will be responsible for seeking an academic advisor’s approval for the courses to be completed at ISS. Classes offered in the recent past include:

  • East Asian History
  • Exploring Asian Culture
  • Economic Analysis for the Global Citizen
  • International Criminology
  • Issues in Finance
  • Globalization and Multicultural Societies
  • Beginning Korean Language
  • Intermediate Korean Language

korea-students.jpgHousing and Meals

Students will live in the University of Seoul’s dormitories. Rooms are double-occupancy, with shared bathroom facilities, air conditioning, and free LAN internet connection. The dormitory also houses a 24-hour fitness center, a 24-hour convenience store, and coin-operated laundry facilities. Students can choose to room with another international student or with a University of Seoul student. For more information about housing, see the Housing information at the University of Seoul website.

Meals are not served in the dormitory, but students can choose from a variety of inexpensive local restaurants in the university district.

Excursions and Activities

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and excursions, such as visits to Changdeok Palace or the DMZ, or seeing demonstrations of Samulnori (Korean traditional musical performance) or Taekwondo.

Program Fee


The program fee includes housing, airfare, and some on-site activities. In addition to the program fee, students will be billed for 6 credits of University of Louisville tuition for the Summer II term. Additional costs include textbooks and supplies, local transportation and incidental expenses. Students may also choose to participate in an optional field trip to southern Korea or Jeju Island for an additional fee. For detailed budget information, see Student Cost of Attendance.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Students who enroll for at least 6 credits will be considered full-time summer students and may become eligible for financial aid. Most University of Louisville financial aid and scholarships can be applied to tuition, fees, and expenses associated with the program. For information on your aid eligibility, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.


The program is open to University of Louisville sophomores, juniors, and seniors who meet the following criteria:

  • good academic and disciplinary standing
  • cumulative GPA of 2.7
  • no language requirement



  • Application (due February 1, 2013)
  • Program Description for Health Providers
  • Student Cost of Attendance
  • Checklist and Due Dates

For more information

Professor Moon-he Baik
Department of Fine Arts
104 Schneider Hall
(502) 852-0945