Explore Asia in Korea
All students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.5. MSU students must enroll in 6 credits while in South Korea.
THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO CURRENT MINNESOTA STATE MANKATO STUDENTS ONLY.
About the Program
The International Summer School (ISS) program at the University of Seoul (UOS) was first established in 2000, and it has provided international students with a great opportunity to learn about Korean culture and tradition. Reorganized in 2005, the ISS has been receiving an increased amount of funds from the Seoul Metropolitan Government and offers various incentives to participants coming from UOS partner universities and many other prestigious universities all over the world.
Specialties of the Program
*Peer Advocate Program!
UOS offers a buddy program "Peer Advocate" for international students. Peer Advocates are UOS Korean students who help international students adjust to life in South Korea. The Peer Advocates live with the international students at the dorm, and participate in most of the programs offered by the ISS with all of the international students.
*Mingling with Friends from ALL over the World!
In 2018, you can build a global network by making many friends from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France,
Germany, Israel, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA and more!
*Chance to Explore Jeju Island in Korea!
A 4-day field trip to Jeju Island in Korea, a volcanic island full of allure with breathtaking natural beauty as well as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, will give you a better understanding about Korea!
*Various Field Trips and Cultural Activities
To learn about Korea's past, present and future, you can experience various kinds of activities while visiting meaningful spots in Korea such as Changdeok Palace (UNESCO World Heritage), Jeonju Hanok Village and the JSA (Joint Security Area) or DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) . Activities like learning Taekwondo (Korean martial arts), K-Pop Dance, making Korean traditional masks, or watching a NANTA show will create unforgettable memories as well!
One class meets 3 hours a day and 45 hours for 5 weeks. Students can take up to 8 credits. Visit our website at http://global.uos.ac.kr for the course descriptions
*The courses and schedules are subject to change.
*All courses are taught in English
*Exploring Korean Culture is a two-credit course consisting of three field trips;
(1) one day trip to DMZ
(2) 2-day trip to Jeonju for "Experience Korean Tradition"
(3) 4-day trip to Jeju Island in South Korea
UOS offers on-campus dormitory to all participants. Every international student will share a two, three, or four-bedroom dormitory suite with other international students and UOS buddies. The rooms are all single-occupancy. A common cooking facility is available in the dorm building, and you can find a cafeteria near the building for your meals.
Detailed information on the facilities of the UOS dormitory can be found at http://global.uos.ac.kr --> For International Students --> Living in Seoul --> After Arrival Information --> On-campus housing
March 1 [THU]-April 30 [MON]: Nomination & Application
May 1 [TUE]-May 31 [THU]: Letter of Admission & Invoice to be emailed (or mailed if needed) to each student
June 26 [TUE]: Check-in to Student Dormitory (from 3pm)
June 27 [WED]: Orientation and Welcoming Party
June 28 [THU]: Class Begins
June 29-30 [Fri-Sat]: 2-day Field Trip to Jeonju
July 4 [WED]: DMZ tour
July 11-14 [WED-SAT]: 4-day Field Trip to Jeju Island
July 18 [WED]: Hwaseong Fortress & Everland
July 26 [THU]: Final Exam and Farewell Party
July 27 [FRI]: Check-out (by 12pm)
*Above schedule is subject to change