Take advantage of your winter break by staying three weeks in Seoul! Spend J-Term in the vibrant capital with the opportunity to earn up to six credits. Spending winter in Seoul means that you will enjoy eating delicious street food, sledding, K-Pop holiday concerts and warming up in Korean hot springs. Explore Korea’s dynamic destinations all while earning credits at one of the country’s most prestigious universities with an emphasis on Korean culture.

Overview

Make the most of your winter break by studying abroad in a world-class city at a top-rated university

Spend 3 weeks studying in Seoul while learning about Korean culture through the arts of K-pop dance, Taekwondo and Korean cooking classes

Participate in weekly field trips and further your cultural connections by joining the Korea University buddy program

Benefit from up to 20 courses covering Business and Economics, Humanities, Fine Arts, Science, Politics, Korean Studies, Korean Language offered in English

Appreciate access to TEAN’s Seoul Resident Director for continued support throughout the duration of the winter program

Program Details

Orientation Event

Be greeted at the airport by our TEAN Resident Assistant who will help you get checked into your accommodation. At our welcome dinner you will get your first introduction to the famous Korean BBQ.


Housing

Students live on campus in student dormitory accommodation with twin-share rooms. Utilities and internet are included.


TEAN Staff

The TEAN Resident Assistant 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 to learning popular K-Pop dances, KU makes every effort to ensure that you are able to make the most of your winter in Korea.

Academics

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 39th in the world for Social Sciences and Management based on the QS World University Rankings 2017.
  • 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.

Courses

  • Up to 20 courses in the following areas are offered in English including: Business, Economics, Humanities, Fine Arts, Science, Politics, Korean Studies and Korean Language
  • Courses are offered Monday through Friday

Transcript and Credit

Upon completion of the course you will be issued with a Korea University academic transcript.

Eligibility

Eligibility

  • Students currently enrolled in a college or university with at least one semester of attendance
  • 2.5 GPA. Students with a GPA below 2.5 are encouraged contact TEAN and may be admitted on a case-by-case basis

Dates, Fees & Inclusions

Program Dates

Application Deadline Nov 11
Program Starts Dec 27, 2017
Program Ends January 19, 2018

Program Fees

1 Course: Tuition, Services and Housing* – $2,760
2 Courses: Tuition, Services and Housing* – $3,800

*Housing includes accommodation in an international student dorm on campus in a double room.


What’s Included

  • Full tuition
  • On-campus international student accommodation
  • Comprehensive overseas health insurance
  • Services of local Resident Director
  • Local SIM card
  • Assistance with bookings flights
  • Cultural event in Seoul
  • University and course selection advice
  • Official academic transcripts from host institution
  • Academic advising
  • Help with student visa preparation
  • Financial aid transfer planning
  • Airport pickup and reception
  • Host university orientation
  • A truly one of a kind adventure!

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare (Budget approx $1,500)
  • Meals

We Love Seoul

Sandra Durinick

Resident Director - Seoul

Seoul Tip
Public Transport

For ease of mobility, get a T-Money card and download the transit app, Jihachul (subway in Korean), which will tell you all of the connections, wait times and best routes for your commute. (Side note: if venturing outside of the city, make sure to have some won on hand, as some places still don’t accept cards.)

Shannon Diegel

Program Manager

Seoul Tip
Gagnam Neighborhood

For a more upscale dinner or night out check out the Gangnam district. This neighborhood was made famous around the world in 2012 by Psy and his international hit, “Gangnam Style”. A delicious option for dining out is Garosugil Street which caters to international taste bud and will satisfy any craving from home. Check out Vatos if you need your taco fix. For shopping, head to the expansive – and affordable – underground shopping area near Gangnam station.

Q&A

What inspired you to teach abroad in Thailand?
As I was about to graduate from school I knew that I wanted to work in International Education. I spoke with the study abroad office at my school to ask them for advice and they encouraged me to pursue more international experience. I knew I wanted to be challenged everyday and to go someplace very different from my current environment.

What did you learn about yourself living abroad?
Everyday I experienced something new. At first, I found that by not speaking the language I struggled to make new friends, but it pushed me outside of my comfort zone. It was hard for me to feel like myself, but through that I learned that it is okay to feel uncomfortable. I continued to work at making my new city home and eventually, I made some really great friends, developed my own community, and was able to enjoy my new city. When I left Bangkok it was as difficult (if not more difficult then when I left Chicago). Even years later I miss my neighborhood, my friends, and the food almost on a daily basis. I was able to make a home for myself in a completely different place than where I grew up and I learned I am lot more confident than I had given myself credit for.

What advice would you give to someone looking to break into the field of International Education?
I have found that there are so many people in International Education who are willing to sit down and have a talk with you and give advice. When I decided in college that I wanted to go into the field I met with the Provost of International Programs. Then when I came back from Thailand I met with some people at the University of Minnesota to ask them about their work on a daily basis and they sent me to go and meet with someone who worked at AFS-USA to gather a different perspective. Pretty much everyone that I asked to meet with me not only made the time to talk with me they also introduced me to someone else to speak with. It is from talking with people that I learned about SIT Graduate Institute and decided to apply for their Master’s program in International Education. It was a great environment to meet others who were passionate about the field of International Education and we all came from very different backgrounds which surprised me. So in general my advice is to talk to as many people as you can! While the industry can seem very small, I have found it to be a very friendly and welcoming place – so just do your research and ask someone to coffee.

What destination is next on your travel bucket list?
After working at TEAN, I want to see New Zealand next. I have learned so much about this country from working at TEAN. I am not sure if I would ever have enough courage to do the Nevis Bungee in Queenstown, but I am looking forward to the hikes, views, food, sheep, and wine tasting.

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