Korea University International Summer Campus - Summer or January Short Course


GlobaLinks Learning Abroad offers summer programs at Korea University through our partner International Studies Abroad.

Please click here to apply or learn more about the programs in South Korea and all other study abroad program options.

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, formerly known as AsiaLearn, offers a summer program with Korea University. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has designed this summer program with your individual student goals in mind. It is built around a unique Discovery Model which is delivered by some of the best staff in study abroad, both in the U.S. and overseas, in order to provide you with an individualized experience through discovery in 5 key areas: personal, academic, cultural, social, and career. Learn more about the Discovery Model.

This program provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about South Korea through academic and cultural immersion during a 6-week summer program. Courses cover a wide range of subjects pertaining to international issues, with a particular emphasis on the East Asia region. Each class offers a full-semester of coursework condensed into six weeks of intensive study totaling 48 hours. 

Classes are held Monday through Thursday with excursions, cultural workshops, and guest lectures incorporated into the program to form a well rounded learning environment. Students can choose up to a maximum of three classes from the academic areas of:

  • Economics and Business
  • Humanities
  • Sociology and Cultural Studies
  • Law
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Science
  • Korean Studies
  • Korean Language
  • Fine Art/Design.

Except for Korean language classes, the medium of instruction for all courses is English.


 Sam Imbeault from Mount Allison University tells us about his experiences during the Korea Univ. Int'l Summer Campus.  

Learn more about study abroad in South Korea:








This program is offered at Korea University, which is located in Seoul, South Korea. Seoul is the financial, political, commercial, recreational, educational, and cultural center of Korea. There are 2 subway stations serving the campus making access to all the cities resources quick and easy.

But on campus students can easily avoid the distractions of the bustling city with the182 acre campus featuring stone architecture, sprawling lawns, seasonal trees and natural flora. KU is known to have one of the most beautiful campuses in Korea.


For more information on Seoul and South Korea, click here.

Academic Highlights

Students can take up to 3 classes, and each class is worth 3 academic credits. Each course offers a full-semester of coursework condensed into six weeks of intensive study totaling 48 hours. No prior knowledge of Korea is necessary for enrollment and, except for Korean language classes; the medium of instruction for all courses is English

Students can take up to a maximum of three courses and each is worth 3 credits. Classes are held daily except for Friday. Classes area available in:

  • Economics and Business
  • Humanities
  • Korean Studies
  • Sociology and Cultural Studies
  • Law
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Science
  • Korean Language
  • Fine Art/Design


GlobaLinks Learning Abroad students attending Korea University live in either CJ International House or Anam-Global House, both of which house international students.  Anam-Global house is the newest dorm on campus, opening in Fall 2013.


CJ International House and Anam-Global house offer double or triple rooms, each with an en suite bathroom, desk, and plenty of storage space.  Meals are not included, but available for purchase in on-site cafeteria.  The Korea University campus also has a variety of restaurants/cafeterias available, and many students choose to cook in the shared kitchens of CJ House or go to nearby restaurants. 


Scholarships Available

Korea University International Summer Campus supports GlobaLinks Learning Abroad study abroad students with two tuition waivers for the summer program.

General Scholarship Information

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad strives to offer the most reasonable study abroad fees to Asia.  To further enhance the affordability of the semester/year study abroad programs, we encourage you to apply for scholarships through all available scholarship sources.  Learn more about our scholarship opportunities.


Korea University Scholarships

Korea University offers the opportunity for students to receive The Academic Excellence Award of Won 1,000,000. This scholarship is presented to any students who receive “A's” in three courses during the summer program.

There is no application form needed to be filled out and eligible students will be informed individually after the program finishes are transcripts are processed. The final results come out at the end of September, and Korea University will send the check directly to the student if they qualified for the award.


Special Progams/Excursions

Special Lectures

Notable experts from the Korean government, such as the Korean Ambassador to the USA and the foreign minister, will offer a series of discussion sessions.


Cultural Workshops

Learn about Korean art and performances first-hand. Interact with young pop-stars who are current KU students. Take workshops in Korean calligraphy, traditional music and Taekwondo. ISC provides other indoor activities such as jazz dance/ hip-hop and yoga that may involve a small supplemental charge.


KU Buddy Program

The buddy program is designed to ensure that every student is comfortable in the new surroundings. With their KU Buddy, students can make a lifelong friendship, learn about student life in Korea and venture around Seoul.


Day Trips

The stimulating environment of the summer school continues outside the classroom with varied extracurricular activities once a week such as a pottery factory visit, Everland (a sizeable amusement park), Insadong (traditional merchant district), Nanta and the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea).


Other Tours and Travel Available

Beyond our included orientation and excursions, you will be able to pre-book a wide variety of day, weekend, and week-long tours at a discounted price through our travel partner, STA Travel. These trips provide the ultimate flexibility for you to travel where you want to go, when you want to go, and with whom you want to go. Most trips have open dates, so you can pre-book the trip(s) that interest you, yet choose your dates later on once you’re abroad. This flexibility also means friends that you make from other countries/programs or even your friends and family who are visiting you abroad can also participate. Learn more>

Get Involved Abroad

Community Involvement

We understand that it can be difficult to find time during a short summer program to really become involved with the community however we challange you to at least try and discover where the experience may take you. It's an awesome way to meet locals, experience the true South Korean culture, and create long lasting memories. From volunteering to festival-going, we challenge you to make the most of your international experience... See a how to live like a local and become involved with community activities available in South Korea or discover your own upon arrival!

Course Catalog


Click here to view the classes available at KUISC. To view the class timetable scroll down to the bottom of the class list. Tip: Scroll part way down to see the full list of classes.

Slideshow and Video

View photos of the Korea University International Summer Campus and Video of an Alumni below:




 Video of Alumni Sam Imbeault:




Korea University International Summer Campus
Program FeesTBD
Housing without MealsHousing included in program fees
What's includedSee below

Fee Includes

Your Personalized Summer/Short Course Program Includes
Tuition and instruction
Host university activity and insurance fees
24/7 support for students and parents at home and abroad
Pre-departure materials and travel gear
Comprehensive assistance
Personal program manager
Scholarship and financial aid assistance
Facilitation of course selection / credit transfer
HTH Worldwide health insurance protection
Alumni opportunities, including professional ambassador program
International Student Identity Card
Exclusive Career-Building Alumni Institute (add-on option)
Additional Housing Fee (if applicable)
Housing and some meals are typically included in the Summer/Short Course fee. This is noted above if included or the approximate housing range is provided. Housing amenities are generally:
Twin-Share room
Technology package available
Linen package available
An additional refundable housing deposit may be required for your housing selection. If housing does not include meals you will have access to a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals.
*All fees are subject to change.


Should you receive an offer, your offer letter will provide you with the most up to date university start dates. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad will attempt to provide you with the most up-to-date information as we receive it. Be sure to confirm dates before finalizing any travel plans. 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have the required GPA and have completed at least the equivalent of one year of full-time study at the university/college level. Students with a slightly lower GPA than the requirement may be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact our office for more information.

Required GPA: 2.50

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Program Team

Program Manager
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