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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:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led, Internship Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Kate Gerken
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Eligibility: 2.75 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: No Open to graduate students: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills KU Core Advanced Education Goal 4.2 - Culture and Diversity: Yes
Program Description:


Funding your Study Abroad Program

KU 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.  
 
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, March 15th for Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
 
For additional scholarship opportunities visit:  www.studyabroad.ku.edu/other-scholarship-opportunities

 

Freeman Foundation East Asia Internship Award

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.    
 

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:
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Cultural Experience:
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Program Reviews:
Morgan Elizabeth Wells, Summer 2019 Participant
My favorite part of this program was the students. Their drive to learn is amazing and they are the sweetest, most friendly girls I have ever met. Even though the program was only 6 weeks long, I was able to form strong relationships with many of them and it was really hard to have to leave them. I miss them all so much.

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.

Kaitlin Krause, Summer 2017 Participant
Teaching the girls was definitely the most rewarding thing on this trip. They were all so kind and willing to learn and I miss them so much. They would spoil any teacher who came in to teach them, as compared to America, at least. Learning how to make a lesson plan, then actually making it and implementing it was a super cool experience that I would have never gotten with the field I'm going into. Overall, this entire experience was rewarding, be it the girls, the excursions, or the classes, and I am honestly so lucky to have been able to go on this trip.


This program is currently not accepting applications.