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GCC Korea — Korean Campus Life

  • City: Seoul
  • Term: Winter course with field component during Spring
  • Instruction in: Korean (various levels)
  • Taught by U-M faculty
  • Majors/Minors this program benefits: Korean; Asian Languages and Cultures; Asian Studies

Students earn a total of 4-6 credits on this 3-week experience in Seoul and have the opportunity to take their Korean language learning to a practical setting. Students travel with U-M faculty and peers to the Seoul National University (SNU) campus to continue Korean language speaking, writing, and listening. Students will also visit culturally important sites, meet local university peers, and explore an exciting metropolis famous for design, technology, music, and commerce.

On-campus component: Students must enroll in one of the Korean language courses (Winter 2023) listed below:

  • ASIANLAN 236 Second Year Korean II (5 credits)

  • ASIANLAN 238 Accelerated Korean II (5 credits)

  • ASIANLAN 336 Third Year Korean II (4 credits)

Visit the M-Compass brochure for details on each course.

Off-campus component: ASIAN 296 (2 credits) — Once students arrive on campus in Seoul, they will meet with their SNU counterparts who will act as their campus buddies, helping them to get to know about Korean campus life and culture. In addition to formal Korean lectures, much of the program will be devoted to exploration of the campus and the city through a number of excursions to places and events that may include: a K-pop concert, the Demilitarized Zone, NGOs like People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, and a local multicultural festival. The program is taught and led by U-M Korean Language Program Director, Soyeon Kim.