DATES & DEADLINES
- Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
- Balance of Program Fees Due: Saturday, June 1, 2024
- Tuition: Check you campus’s calendar
- Program Dates: Monday, June 24 to Friday, July 19, 2024
Contact your WCCCSA Campus Coordinator for more information about studying in South Korea!
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
You will join an international group of students from around the world to live and study at Sogong University for four weeks. Sogong University is a private university in the heart of Seoul with modern classroom facilities and a beautiful campus in walking distance to many cafes and restaurants. You may take 1 or 2 classes, including Korean Language and/or one of the courses on the approved class list below.
Note: Korean Language credits are offered in partnership with Pierce College, so students who choose to take Korean will pay tuition for this course to Pierce. Other Elective course tuition will be paid to your home college. Students receiving financial aid may qualify for a consortium agreement for tuition; contact your WCCCSA Campus Coordinator and/or your home college’s financial aid office for more information.
AVAILABLE COURSES (subject to change)
Students will enroll in at least one five-credit course taught by a local instructor. Consult your WCCCSA Campus Coordinator for course equivalencies and transferability. Course options might include:
- Korean Language (Beginner and Intermediate levels available)
- Gender, Race and Class
- Korean History
- Korean Society
- International Relations
- Politics of Dictatorship & N. Korea
- Intro. to Korean Politics
- Big Data and AI
You will live with a roommate in an international on-campus dormitory. The dormitory building is new, and has its own cafeteria, fitness center, laundry, chapel, and lounge for public use. Each room has beds, desks, chairs, wardrobes, shoes cabinets, internet cables, restrooms and shower rooms. There are 12 floors with an elevator.
You will have many opportunities to visit local cultural and historical sits of significance in Seoul, including weekly Friday field trips, bi-weekly “Buddy Activities” with local Korean students, and the option to participate in bi-weekly start-up club and E-Sports club activities. Special excursions include the Demilitarized Zone and K-Pop events.
You will have free time in the evenings and weekends to explore the city and region independently.
COST: $1950 if taking 1 class OR $2485 if taking 2 classes
- Pre-Departure Orientation
- Round-trip airfare
- College tuition and fees*
- $200 WCCCSA non-refundable deposit
- Meals (there are many cheap food options within a 5 minute walk of your dorms)
- Required medical travel insurance
- Passport and visa fees
- Spending money
*Tuition and fees are paid to your home campus or, if taking Korean Language, paid to Pierce College.
PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION (mandatory)
- Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
- Time: 10am – 3pm
- Location: Green River College
What to bring:
- Signed copy of the Student Guidelines
- Copy of your passport
- Flight itineraries
- Notepad to take notes
- And questions
You should also invite parents, guardians, or whomever you feel should attend with you. Coffee will be provided in the morning and lunch will be included.