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  • Locations: Gwangju Gyeonggi, South Korea; Seoul, South Korea; Sokcho, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: KU applicants only
  • Program Cost:: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led, Internship Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Tiffany Hester
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Eligibility: 2.75 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: No Open to graduate students: Yes
Fulfills KU Core Advanced Education Goal 4.2 - Culture and Diversity: Yes
Program Description:

Funding your Study Abroad Program

The Office of Study Abroad can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.  KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program.  

Undergraduate or graduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents may apply for a Freeman Foundation East Asia Internship Award of $2,500 to $4,000 for the summer 2018 program. The priority deadline to apply is January 15th.    
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer and Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
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Application Procedures

All applicants will be required to complete several documents for each study abroad application.  Below is a list of documents that will need to be completed for an application.

        a. Statement of Purpose
        b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
        c. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
        d. 2 Recommendations
        e. Authorization to Release Student Information
        f. Student Conduct Verification
        g. Financial Aid Questionnaire        
        h. Applicants will also complete an interview with the program directors in early December.

For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.

Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
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Academic Experiences:
1 2 3 4
Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Tessa Renee Newberry, Summer 2017 Participant
The most rewarding part of the program was undoubtedly the interactions with the students at Kyunghwa. It's an environment unlike anything other. The girls are all passionate and sweet; it was so different than any other school environment I'd ever been in. The support network is also really strong, not just with our KU peers but the teachers at the school are all so willing to help and make the experience a great one. I really feel like I connected with the community at Kyunghwa and even down in the town of Gwangju.

Aiyana Lynn Moyer, Summer 2017 Participant
Although it may be obvious to some, I learned over the course of this program that it would be in one's best interest to enter into a study abroad program with very few expectations about what the culture may be like. Of course, prior research is necessary to prepare oneself for going abroad, but basing one's actions and opinions of a culture off of what he or she may have read online is dangerous and, at times, damaging to oneself and those around him or her. It is absolutely necessary to go into a study abroad program ready for what one knows for certain, such as coursework, but with an open mind and accepting attitude about everything else.

Tessa Renee Newberry, Summer 2017 Participant
This program is really unique. It's a chance to not only challenge yourself as a teacher, but also as a person. The program is a good blend of cultural exposure with a strong support system. If you come into this program with an open mind and a willingness to be understanding and communicative, you'll have a great time and come out better for it. I learned a lot about myself and Korea. The culture shocks come in unexpected areas and it takes a conscious effort to be willing to accept them. I found this helpful for my intracultural relationships also though. I think it teaches a lot of patience and willingness to make an effort in differences.

This program is currently not accepting applications.