Take advantage of your winter break by staying three or six weeks in Seoul! Spend J-Term in the vibrant capital or arrive before your Spring Semester with an early three week extension and the opportunity to earn up to eight 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.


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

Spend 3 or 6 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.


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 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.


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.


  • 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.



  • 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
  • Session 1: December 27, 2016- January 17, 2017
  • Session 2: January 18, 2017 – February 10, 2017
  • Students have option to take one or both sessions

Program Fees

Tuition, Services and Housing – $2,940 (Session 1)
Tuition, Services and Housing – $2,940 (Session 2)

Tuition, Services and Housing – $5,480 (Session 1+2)
Receive a $400 discount for combining both sessions.

What’s Included

  • Full tuition
  • On-campus international student accommodation
  • Comprehensive overseas health insurance
  • Services of local Resident Director
  • Local SIM card
  • Access to group flights and assistance with bookings at competitive fairs
  • 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!


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

We Love Seoul

Kristen Jackson

Senior 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.


Where have you traveled and lived in Asia Pacific?
I lived and worked in Sydney for a year. I also had an internship in Sydney in college. I have also traveled to China, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, and New Zealand.

Can you share some of the highlights or lessons from your time living abroad?
The biggest lesson I have learned from my time abroad is adaptability. Living in another country can really bring you out of your comfort zone and force you into situations where you have to go with the flow. I learned to embrace the differences of the different cultures I was experiencing rather than wishing I could have the same things/experiences I was used to back home in the U.S. I loved navigating my way around new places, getting lost and discovering the best places that I just stumbled upon because I was up for whatever came my way.

What are your recommendations for top places to check out in Sydney?
There are so many great suburbs that offer a little something different for everyone. I LOVE Bourke Street Bakery in Surry Hills, specifically their sausage rolls and lemon tart, but everything is amazing. I also recommend enjoying some of the northern beaches as they are much less crowded and gorgeous. People should also do the Manly to Spit Bridge walk as it is stunning!

As the Program Manager for Singapore, what do you think makes it an amazing place to study abroad?
Singapore is one of those hidden gems in Southeast Asia. I feel like it is a very misunderstood country as people think everything is just glass highrise buildings and everything is really expensive. There are actually some really great neighborhoods with lots of different cultures represented. Owning a car and buying an apartment are expensive, but for day to day life for a study abroad student, it’s a very affordable study abroad destination.

What is your advice for a student who is on the fence about studying abroad?
I would always tell students who were on the fence about studying abroad that they will never look back and say, I really wish I didn’t spend five months in Australia or wherever they are thinking about going. Studying abroad is such a life-changing experience and even if the first few weeks are tough, you learn so much about yourself and how well you can navigate the unknown.

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.)

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