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GCC Korea — College Life in Seoul

  • City: Seoul
  • Term: Winter course with field component during Spring.
  • Instruction in: Korean (various levels)
  • NEW!

Earn a total of 4-7 credits on this 3-week experience in Seoul, South Korea! Students will have the opportunity to take their Korean language learning to a practical setting.

Travel with UM faculty and peers to the campus of Seoul National University to continue Korean language speaking, writing, and listening, by visiting culturally important sites, meeting local university peers, and exploring an exciting metropolis famous for design, technology, music, and commerce.

On-campus component: Students must enroll in one of the following courses for Winter 2019: 

•ASIANLAN 236 Second Year Korean II (5 credits)

•ASIANLAN 238 Intensive Second Year Korean (5 credits)

•ASIANLAN 336 Third Year Korean II (4 credits)

•ASIANLAN 436 Advanced Spoken Korean (2 credits)

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

Off-campus component: ASIANLAN 296 (2 credits) — Once students arrive on campus , they will meet with their counterparts at SNU; these students will act as your campus buddies, helping you to get to know about Korean campus life and culture.

In addition to formal Korean lectures, much of the program experience will be devoted to explorations 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 led and taught by UM Asian Languages and Cultures faculty, Soyeon Kim, Korean Language Lecturer, and Hunjin Jung, Korean Language Lecturer.