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GCC Korea — Korean Campus Life

  • City: Seoul
  • Term: Winter course with field component during Spring.
  • Instruction in: Korean (various levels)
  • Students interested in: Asian Languages and Cultures; Korean Language

Students earn a total of 4-7 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 2020) listed below:

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 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 and Korean Language Lecturer, Hyun-Ju Oh.