Study in Seoul at the largest international summer school program in South Korea at the respected Hanyang University. As one of the country’s leading research institutions offering a wide range of courses in English, particularly in STEM, Hanyang University welcomes around 2,000 students from around the world every summer. Choose two or three classes in the fields of your choice while also being introduced to the contemporary South Korean culture through included excursions and activities. Throughout it all, you’ll also receive beginning-to-end support from resident TEAN staff, accommodation and more to make the most of your summer in Seoul!

Overview

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

Take 2 - 3 courses in a range of subjects with an emphasis in STEM, including engineering, science, math, business and economics, art and design, communications and more (Korean language courses are also offered)

Have the option of gaining 9 credits in just 4 weeks for an intensive learning experience

Dive into Korean culture with university-hosted activities and excursions – classes are taught Monday through Thursday, with included cultural activities held on Friday or Saturday

Participate in valuable TEAN and university orientations at the start of your program

Benefit from access to TEAN’s Seoul Resident Director for continued support throughout the duration of the summer program

Program Details

Orientation

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.


Housing

You’ll stay in either on-campus or off-campus dormitories that will help immerse you into Korean student life right away! Dorms consist of air-conditioned double rooms with free WiFi. You also have access to laundry facilities, dining halls, convenience stores, cafes and a fitness center.


TEAN Staff

Our team works with you start to finish through the study abroad process. Our programs staff will help guide you through the application process to go abroad, then upon arrival in South Korea, you will meet our team who will provide assistance during your time in-country. Our staff 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.

Meet the Team

Cultural Activities

Hanyang University hosts three included cultural excursions over the four-week program. Students choose what they want to participate in from six unique activities showcasing contemporary Korean culture, such as visiting SM Town (the hub for K-Pop), spending the day at Everland (Korea’s largest amusement park) or watching a performance of the world-famous NANTA show (a cooking-themed performance involving percussion, acrobatics and more).

University

University

  • Hanyang University is one of the top private research institutions in South Korea.
  • The university was ranked 25th in the 2019 QS World University Rankings of the best universities in Asia.
  • Located in eastern Seoul, the Hanyang University’s campus is easily accessible to the rest of the capital.
  • The Hanyang campus is similar to American university campuses, offering a number of student facilities and amenities.

Location

Korea University is a traditional campus located in Eastern Seoul. Visit the google map link below to see the location.

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Courses

Courses

Choose from more than 130 courses across 10 majors taught in English plus the option to take Korean language courses.

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

Discipline Subject Area
Business
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Asian Business Studies
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Tourism
Communications & Media
  • Communication Studies
  • Film (Practical)
  • Journalism (Broadcast)
  • Journalism (General)
  • Journalism (Print)
  • Media Studies
  • Media/Multimedia
  • New Media
Engineering
  • Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • Engineering, Electrical
  • Engineering, Industrial
  • Engineering, Mechanical
Health
  • Health Science (General)
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health
Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Criminology/Criminal Justice
  • Literature
  • Psychology
International Studies
  • International Relations
  • Korean Language / Studies
Science
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Visual, Performing Arts & Design
  • Dance
  • Photography

Eligibility

Eligibility

  • 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 two- or four-year institution at the time of participation.
  • High school students must have completed high school at the time of enrollment, and be able to show proof of acceptance into a U.S. institution for the semester immediately following their program at Hanyang University.

Dates, Fees & Inclusions

Application Deadline

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application anytime from January for Summer applications. Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.


Summer 2020 Dates*

Application Deadline April 25
Arrival Late June
Program Ends Late July

*These dates are tentative. Final dates will be released closer to departure.


Summer 2020 Fees

$5,350


What’s Included

  • Tuition for 2-3 courses (you choose how many courses you want to take; the program fee stays the same)
  • On-campus or off-campus student accommodation
  • Comprehensive overseas health insurance
  • Services of local Resident Directors
  • TEAN Arrival Orientation Program
  • Host university orientation
  • A TEAN cultural excursion in Seoul
  • Three cultural activities led by Hanyang University
  • Help with student visa preparation (non-U.S. citizens)
  • 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)
  • A truly one of a kind adventure!

What’s Not Included

  • International airfare ($1,500)
  • Books ($40-100)
  • Visa for non-US citizens ($45-100)
  • Personal expenses ($750-1,000)
  • Meals ($700-1,000)
  • Airport transfer at end of program ($10 for public transportation or $60-80 for taxi)

Scholarships

TEAN Scholarships

Receive money to study abroad starting at $1,000 by applying to TEAN scholarships. Each year we award thousands of dollars in need- and merit-based scholarships, diversity scholarships, a full ride scholarship and more. Visit our scholarships page for details!

We Love Seoul

Sandra Durinick

Resident Director - Seoul

SEOUL TIP
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!

Q&A

What first sparked your interest for travel?
It was actually a presentation I watched in third grade. My friend’s grandfather came to school and presented about his life as a scientist in Antarctica. I then decided that at some point in my life I would travel there – I started with big dreams as you can see! Fast forward to now and I have lived in five countries since graduating college.

What led you to living in Seoul?
My father is Japanese so my sister had gone to Japan to work and reunite with that side of the family. I had originally planned to join her in Japan but found Korea to be an interesting place to travel while still being close enough to help her. Soon, however, the country became my home and now I don’t think it will ever be able to get rid of me.

What are some must-do or must-see items for a first time visitor to Seoul?
Of course you need to go to the main attractions, like the palaces and the DMZ, but after that you can really explore your interests. For foodies, there are an unlimited number of restaurants to try and eat your way through Korea. For those interested in art, Anguk is filled with art museums to get lost in. For the KPop addicts, you should head to Coex as a start and then possibly find a cafe or restaurant owned by your favorite celeb. It really depends on the person but there’s something for everyone here.

Where else have you traveled in Asia Pacific?
I’ve been to Japan a ton, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. It changes daily but I think that Mongolia is next up on my travel wish list.

What are some of your favorite Korean foods or dishes?
My all time favorite is called yukhoi, which is basically Korean steak tartare, but it really depends on my mood. I also love gamjatang, naengmyeon, galbi… I think most people know about bibimbap and Korean BBQ, but I would encourage people to try more Korean soups. They’re one of the underappreciated Korean foods. Also, I’ve heard people say they don’t like kimchi but there are HUNDREDS of types of kimchi. Spicy, non-spicy, radish, cabbage, onion root, fish, vegetarian, etc. The kimchi most people know is just a gateway kimchi. Keep trying!

Trisha Turner

Program Manager

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.

Q&A

What led you to your current role at TEAN?
While in school, I participated in an internship with the Walt Disney Company. Based off that experience, I was able to return to Disney after graduation and joined their recruitment team for Internships & Programs. It was there that I realized my passion for advising and helping students make their professional dreams a reality. After various roles with the company, I accepted an opportunity to work at a resort in southern Germany and spent almost two years in Germany, traveling across Europe extensively. Upon returning to the States, I knew I wanted to combine my love for career advising with my passion for travel, and focused my career search on international education. This field continues to inspire me every day and I enjoy my interactions with students who dream of that life-changing experience of going abroad.

Why would you encourage a student to pursue an internship abroad?
An internship is crucial for professional success after graduation. Knowing how much my own internship benefitted me professionally, while also knowing how much living abroad encourages personal growth, I think it’s an incredible combination for a student. TEAN’s internships are totally hands-on and interns get the rare experience of receiving close mentorship from experts in the field. If an international internship sounds at all intimidating, I think that’s all the more reason to do it! Our internship program is designed to not only challenge a student, but support them at the same time. Students return home with a sense of confidence and tangible achievements that will stand out on job or graduate school applications.

If you were going to study on a TEAN program tomorrow, where would you go?
It’s hard to choose but New Zealand is toward the top of my list of places I haven’t been yet, so I think I’d have to choose the University of Otago. I love the idea of living on the South Island and seeing all that beautiful New Zealand has to offer. I’m also partial to old, sprawling university campuses and quintessential college towns. I think life in Dunedin would suit me well!

What is your favorite travel quote?
My all-time favorite line that I’ve always applied to my travel adventures is “and I will learn to love the skies I’m under,” from the Mumford and Sons song, Hopeless Wanderer. I mentally reference this line every time I find myself in a new place, because it’s such a great reminder that traveling isn’t always sunshine and roses — it can be tough. Maybe it takes a day or two to adjust to new surroundings, maybe months, and that’s okay! Choosing to love the skies I’m under and remembering why I made the decision to leave my comfort zone in the first place, helps me see the beauty of reveling in my current surroundings.

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