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Summer In Korea

 
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    About the Program

    This program brings a group of college students from the east to the west coasts together to Korea for summer cultural immersion. Themed around “Walking through Korea’s Past and Present (tentative),” three universities (University of George Mason, Stony Brook University, and University of Utah) in the US teamed up to offer a joint study abroad program in Summer 2023 in the Incheon Global Campus in Songdo, Korea. The program is designed to provide intensive language classes and in-depth cultural immersion experiences to participating students and create synergic energy through building broader networks between students of Korean language and culture on both sides of the US. It offers three different levels of Korean language classes (3-4 credits) for students to choose from, according to their proficiency level, and a course on Korea’s cultural history (3 credits) that will explore the lives of Korean people in the past and the present through classroom lectures and extensive field trips. 

    The field trips (day trips and overnight trips) will cultivate an understanding of Korea’s traditional and contemporary culture, history, and lifestyles by “walking through” the major cities of cultural and political importance—Songdo, Incheon, Seoul, Gyeongju, and Busan as well as Jeju Island. The trips also include DMZ.

    The Center for Korean Studies generously offers scholarship funding for this program. Qualified students registered for 6 credits will be considered for a $500 program fee reduction.

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    Location Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program
    Program Term Summer
    Language of Instruction English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Arranged through program
    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.
    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.

     Requirements

    GPA 2.7
    Other Requirements

    Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.

    Minimum Korean Language proficiency, equivalent to KOR 111 or higher.

    At least two years of undergraduate study.

    Application Deadline March 1Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, and are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    Students will take two SBU courses (6 credits):

    Korean Language: Levels equivalent to KOR112, KOR211, KOR212 (Placement test will be conducted prior to the program)

    Korea’s Cultural History: AAS217 An Introduction to Korean Culture with extensive field trips

    Academic Policies

    • Credits earned on this program will calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University. Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.
    • Students following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) may request for GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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