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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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/15/2020
02/24/2020 05/22/2020 07/03/2020
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: The start date listed is the on-site arrival date for the program. Students will depart the US on the evening of 5/20/20.

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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.
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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:
1 2 3 4
Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Mandeep Kaur Ballagan, Summer 2016 Participant
My favorite part about this program was that it provided all of my fellow KU student teachers and I with the unique opportunity of being completely immersed in the local community and school. I felt like I was an actual part of the community in Gwangju instead of feeling like a foreigner. It was amazing being in the school and seeing all the students every single day and it was equally as amazing seeing the students at the best icecream place in the city or at the most famous tteokboki place after school. It was just so nice being surrounded by the loving students and the loving people of Gwangju every moment of the day-whether you were in the school or out and about in the city.

Summer 2017 Participant
The favorite part of the program for me was the students. You will never meet anyone as hard working as them, yet they still find a balance to be happy. The students are supportive and a big part of teaching. I learned more from them than them for me.

Summer 2017 Participant
My favorite part of the program was going on the excursions and getting to learn about this history of South Korea. Through these excursions, we were able to go to palaces, museums, and more and learn more about Korean culture. It was also rewarding in the fact that the places we visited were so vastly different from each other. It was a nice balance and break from teaching, and I felt like I learned so much more from immersing myself in these excursions and left with a better understanding and insight about life in Korea as it is today and was in the past.

This program is currently not accepting applications.