** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Field of Study:
Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Environmental Science, International Studies, Korean, Language & Culture, Peace & Conflict Studies, Philosophy and Religion, Politics
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.
On-campus dormitories will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. These recently renovated structures are equipped with beds, desks, cabinets, air conditioner, phone, and internet connection for the comfort of students. Generally a room is shared with other international or local students. There will be further accommodation opportunities for students off-campus at one of three international student houses close to campus or some affordable tourist housing options.
This program is available as a Study Abroad program. Participants pay a fee to Kyung Hee University that includes:
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Social Activities (walking tour of Seoul and some optional excursions)
There will be additional costs for international airfare, housing, some excursions, passport, health insurance, and local transportation.
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.