Summer Study Abroad - Asian Studies in China and Korea

About the Program

The College of Arts and Sciences and Asian Studies are sponsoring a Study Abroad program to China and Korea from July 14 to August 13. Students will take courses in Asian Studies at Dongguk University in Seoul, South Korea, and Shandong University in Jinan, Shandong, China, both top-ranking universities in their respective countries. Course credits will transfer to students’ UofL degrees.

Program Features

  • A variety of course offerings on subjects related to the cultures, languages, histories, politics, and economies of China and Korea
  • 3 transfer credits in Asian Studies
  • Cultural events and sightseeing in Seoul and Jinan

Program Fees

The total Program cost is $4,500 and includes:

  • Academic Fees at both universities
  • Visa Fees
  • Round-trip airfare, international, and inland transportation
  • Housing at both universities
  • Expenses for additional trips

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students are eligible for financial aid provided by the Dean’s Office in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Additionally, The Center for Asian Democracy is providing a competitive scholarship that is open to all applicants of this program.

Submission of all application materials serve also as application to the scholarships.

Application Forms  are available at the A&S Office of International, Diversity, and Outreach Programs, 331 Gardiner Hall or online.

Completed Applications and a $100 application fee are due December 1, 2012.

An additional $2200 is due January 15, 2013.

The balance of $2200 (or less if a scholarship has been awarded) is due March 1, 2013.

Questions and Submissions

Inquiries as well as complete applications and checks payable to University of Louisville should be submitted to:

Bret E. Berry
International Programs Advisor
College of Arts & Sciences
Office of International, Diversity, and Outreach Programs
Gardiner Hall 331
502 852 6154

About Dongguk University

Dongguk University provides a world-class education that bridges East and West on many levels. Founded in 1906 by the ecumenically minded Jogye Order in Korea, Dongguk remains one of the few Buddhist affiliated universities in the world.

Yet its door has always been opened to students and scholars of all faiths and philosophies. Students and professors from around the globe enhance the quality of education on the three Dongguk campuses (Seoul, Gyeongju and Ilsan) by bringing together diverse life experiences and cultures in the common educational missions. Graduate and undergraduate students alike are exposed to the latest theories and practical training in every area of university studies. Dongguk consistently ranks among the top universities in Korea. For thousands of new students each year, Dongguk continues to serve the great first step on a lifelong journey of self-discovery, service to others, and enlightenment.

About Shandong University

Founded in 1901, Shandong University (SDU) is one of the oldest government-run universities in China and the first university in Chinese history that was run under the guidance of a university charter. 

The university enjoys traditional strength in the development of the humanities. Now many newly developed programs have reached the top level at home and abroad. 

Shandong University consists of 42 schools/colleges and a graduate school. Courses are offered in 12 main academic disciplines: Literature, History, Philosophy, Economics, Management, Law, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Education, and Military Science, and Agronomy. There are 194 doctoral programs, 274 master’s programs, 26 doctoral and master’s programs and 116 undergraduate programs.