Spend the summer in one of the world’s most vibrant capital cities, Seoul, while studying at the distinguished Korea University. Known for its outstanding academic programs and beautiful campus, students can take a range of comprehensive courses in English ensuring they still meet graduation requirements. Participants can also apply for an additional competitive four-week internship program that runs before the summer academic program and places students in leading Korean-based companies.


Summer Program
Late June - Early August (6-weeks)


Application Deadline:
May 5

2.5 GPA to apply


Traditional Campus
Urban Location (three miles from city center)

On-campus modern student housing

6-9 credits


Spend your summer in Seoul, one of the world’s most exciting cities

Study at Korea University (KU), a member of Korea’s prestigious SKY universities, where you can choose from more than 120 courses across eight academic disciplines

Participate in a valuable on-site orientation at the start of your program

Make new friends and network with more than 1,600 international students from more than 40 countries participating in what is Asia’s largest international summer school

Get involved in a number of unique cultural activities and excursions in order to make the most of your summer, while gaining valuable insight into Korean culture and seeing more of the beautiful country

Appreciate access to TEAN’s Seoul Resident Director for continued support throughout the semester

Program Details


Arrive in South Korea for a one-day orientation run by our Seoul-based staff. An introductory tour around Seoul and welcome dinner will get you accustomed to your surroundings and our local support team.

The day before classes start at Korea University, take advantage of the university Orientation during which you will be introduced to the KU campus.


Students live on campus in modern, student dormitory accommodation with twin share rooms. There are spacious kitchens on each floor along with an additional common study space. Utilities and Internet are included.

TEAN Staff

The TEAN Resident Director in Seoul is readily available and able to assist you with any academic, social or cultural questions or issues that you may face during your time abroad.

Cultural Activities

Korea University helps immerse you in the local culture by providing “buddy assistants”, local KU students that help organize social and cultural activities for you to feel at home and part of the KU family. From Korean traditional arts, a visit to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) outside of Seoul or learning K-Pop dances, KU makes every effort to ensure that you are able to make the most of your summer in Korea.


About Korea University

  • Established in 1905, Korea University is a member of the prestigious group of SKY universities in Korea, similar to the Ivy League in the U.S.
  • Korea University is ranked 34th in the world for Social Sciences and Management based on the QS World University Rankings 2015.
  • Korea University’s Business School is the only and first business school in the country to have acquired both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation.
  • A private institution, Korea University boasts a beautifully manicured campus with award-winning architecture that combines classic and modern styles and is considered to be one of the most attractive campuses in South Korea.


Choose from more than 120 courses across 8 majors, all taught in English (with the exception of Korean language courses).  

Courses are available in English in the below disciplines. You can also refer to the Korea University online course catalog for a listing of all courses. Students can enroll in up to three subjects (9 KU credits), which usually transfers as 9 – 12 U.S. semester credits.

Korea University also offers a highly competitive internship program, available for four weeks prior to the start of the academic summer program, with placements in multinational companies such as LG and Samsung. Contact TEAN for further information.

Discipline Subject Area
Business Accounting
Asian Business Studies
Business Administration/Management
International Business
Communications & Media Creative Writing / Professional Writing
Environment Environmental Science
Humanities & Social Sciences Anthropology
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Political Science
Science Biology
Computer and Information Science
Visual Arts Art
Art History



  • 2.5 GPA. Students with a slightly lower GPA should contact TEAN and may be admitted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Enrolled at a four-year degree-granting institution at the time of enrolment. 

Dates, Fees & Inclusions

SUMMER 2016 Dates

Date of Departure June 23
Arrival and Housing Move-In June 25
TEAN Orientation June 26
University Orientation June 27
Courses Begin June 28
Program Ends Aug 4
Depart for US Aug 7

SUMMER 2016 Fees

  • Tuition (2 courses), Services and Housing – $4,950
  • Tuition (3 courses), Services and Housing – $5,750

What’s Included

  • Tuition for 2-3 courses
  • On-campus international student accommodation
  • Comprehensive overseas health insurance
  • Services of local Resident Directors
  • TEAN Arrival Orientation Program
  • Cultural Excursions around Seoul and beyond
  • Travel arrangements and advice
  • University and course selection advice
  • Official academic transcripts from host institution
  • Credit approval and transfer assistance
  • Academic advising
  • Airport pickup and reception
  • Pre-departure planning sessions and assistance from U.S.-based TEAN staff (including pre-departure guide for students and immigration/visa assistance)
  • Host university orientation
  • A truly one of a kind adventure!

What’s Not Included

  • Airfares
  • Meals during the program
  • Airport transfer at end of program



In addition to the current financial aid you receive, you may want to consider applying for one of the TEAN Summer in Seoul scholarships provided by Korea University. There is one $2,000 Merit-Based scholarship and one $1,400 Need-Based scholarship available. Refer to our Scholarships information for details.

We Love Seoul


Bryan Park

Resident Assistant - Seoul

Changdeokgung Palace

A visit to the breathtaking Changdeokgung Palace and its Secret Garden is a great way to spend an afternoon. Make sure to reserve your spot on a guided tour – there are several options in English – and you’ll leave with a wealth of historical knowledge and some beautiful photos!

Russ Alexander

Russ Alexander

Director of Programs and Development

Seoul TIP
Korean Karaoke

You can never go wrong with a noraebang – Korean’s answer to Karaoke. It won’t be your common American-style karaoke in a room full of strangers, instead you’ll spend an evening with your newest or closest pals in a private room belting out all of your favorite singalongs. You won’t have trouble finding a noraebang, just look for the word in Korean: 노래방.

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