Kyung Hee University offers a 4-week Global Collaborative (GC) Summer Program founded in order to promote a better understanding of the East Asian region and the world. Operating under the theme of “Humanity, Civilization, and Global Governance,” the GC program invites students from around the world to share their ideas and reflect on their emerging roles in the global community. It also aims to examine the concepts of “world peace” and “global common good” as a global quest. Students who attend the GC program will leave with a greater understanding of issues facing the world and a better sense of their role within it.
The Surrounding Area
A center for arts and culture, the South Korean capital city of Seoul blends old and new with modern high-rises and trendy shops mixed in with ancient temples, markets and palaces. In Seoul, you can explore the DMZ, the strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula that serves as the buffer zone between North and South Korea, discover the Namsan Tower for a 360 view of the city from its highest point, and visit a Korean folk village where you will learn about Hanbok (traditional Korean clothing), Hanok (traditional Korean houses), and delicious Korean food. In addition, nearby, beaches, Buddhist Temples, museums and parks offer exciting day trip activities for eager explorers.
Location ................................................................Seoul, Korea
City Population ...........................................................13 million
Students have the opportunity to take a Seoul city tour to get to know and enjoy the city through a past, present, and future lens. During Korean Culture Week, the GC program will introduce you to Korean pop culture through a broadcasting station visit and an exclusive meeting with K-Pop stars, as well as show you some traditional Korean landmarks that you can’t miss! Finally, students are invited to compete in a program talent show to share their own culture and talents with the group.
The GC program focuses on global governance with courses about the United Nations system, sustainable development, and social entrepreneurship in non-profit organizations, to name a few. Not only does the GC program examine types of governance used throughout the world, but also the people that comprise a governmental body: you can take philosophical courses on doubt on humanism, sociological courses on East Asian popular culture, or anthropological courses on food and nutrition. As part of the program, you will also attend a required lecture series featuring world-renowned scholars and professionals. With the exception of the Korean Language classes, all courses are taught in English. Please make an appointment with the education abroad advisor for Korea to discuss Kyung Hee's course offerings and credit transfer process.
Students are housed in Sewha Hall, a 5 story modern dormitory designed to facilitate students' adjustment to university life and provide all the needed conveniences for their studies. Each room is furnished with a bed, closet, bookshelf, desk, telephone and internet access (students must bring their own computers) providing a cozy but academic environment. Dormitory facilities are handicap accessible. The student cafeteria provides a wide menu of meals at affordable prices.
Students may also choose from a wide selection of other cafeterias or restaurants located around campus.
This program is available as a Study Abroad program. Participants pay a program fee to Kyung Hee University that includes: airport pick-up and drop-off, tuition, excursions, insurance and social activities (walking tour of Seoul and some optional excursions).
The program and accommodation fee are stated in Korean Won (KRW) There will be additional costs for international airfare, housing, some excursions, passport, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet the education abroad advisor for Korea to discuss your program budget and options.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.