• South Korea
    • Seoul

Program Details

Year Round


Starting Price
Price Details
- A guaranteed professional internship in your preferred industry
- Immersive business workshop
- Career coaching and support
- Curated calendar of professional networking events
- Curated online courses and tools
- CV support
- Beyond Academy Certificate of Excellence
- Thriving local community
- Comprehensive 24/7 local support
- Orientation
- Welcome dinner
- Bi-Weekly community dinner
- Local events and day trips
- A bustling social calendar of exciting events
- Farewell dinner to celebrate program completion
- Visa support
- Airport transport on arrival
- Beyond welcome bag
- Accommodation (optional)
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Travel Insurance
May 28, 2023
May 14, 2023
30 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Learn better. Travel further. Dream bigger.

While Seoul is forward thinking, fashion driven and big on tech, it remains greatly traditional. You’ll see modern design & architecture next to ancient temples. Seoul is voted the worlds most innovative economy. Its home to major global companies like Samsung, a concentration of disruptive start-ups and everything in between.

We’ll design your Seoul Internship Program so it has the perfect elements for your career success. From selecting the right internship for you from our network of host companies, to workshops and coaching that will give you the skills and insights to flourish during your internship and beyond. Our Seoul Program is available in 18 industries, with start dates every month, and durations from 1-6 months.

Vibrant culture, thriving business scene, plus a healthy helping of delicious Korean food. An Internship Seoul offers the perfect place for an internship you'll never forget.

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Program Highlights

  • A guaranteed professional internship in your chosen industry. Gain insights into local business practice and CV- boosting skills and experience.
  • A carefully designed career development program, including 1-to-1professional coaching, immersive business workshop, CV support, curated online courses, plus invites to exclusive networking events.
  • A bustling social calendar including day trip to Jeonju village, tour of Seoul's hidden alleys, Korean cooking class, biweekly dinners, and many more exciting events.
  • A thriving local community of fellow interns led by our local Community Team offering 24/7 support.
  • Welcome orientation, airport transport on arrival, local SIM, Beyond goodies bag, farewell dinner, and much more

Program Reviews

4.79 Rating
based on 19 reviews
  • 5 rating 84.21%
  • 4 rating 10.53%
  • 3 rating 5.26%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Growth 4.45
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.45
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Didn’t want to leave!

Everyone was very kind and helpful! Lots of great suggestions and advice from all! This was my first time away from home since COVID got in the way of moving out for college. I didn’t get homesick the way I thought I would and it was all thanks to the community and support I had. There is lots to do and 8 weeks went by very quickly! There are so many things to see and do in Korea and great food and people. I can’t wait to go back for a visit and see all of the friends I have made. This was a great opportunity I am glad it went so well!

  • Great support
  • Friendly environment
3 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Internship in Seoul

The price tag is scary, but the experience was definitely worth it. Overall, it's been a really great experience and I enjoy the company I'm interning at. BA has events twice a week, which helps you get to know the city, have meaningful experiences and grow professionally, and keeps you in contact with the other interns, which I find really beneficial. I will say, there was some radio silence between when I got my internship placement and the weeks before departure which made me a bit anxious, but everything worked out. My parents were worried about this being a scam as well since they hadn't heard of BA at all, but the Seoul coordinator Alize and the global coordinator Anne Marie set up a zoom call with them to answer any questions that they had (thank you both so much for that again). The one downside I've had was with housing, as I had some issues that BA couldn't do anything about (the housing put me in a temporary room the first night because my actual room wasn't ready, and then tried to move me again for a maintenance issue they decided they could fix after I move out all within the first 4 days I was there) that was really stressful and the location of the housing from work is pretty far (about a 50 minute subway ride). But overall, really great experience and I feel like I've grown a lot as a professional in my preferred field!

  • Professional growth
  • Events keep you connected with other interns and help you get to know the city
  • BA coordinators make you feel supported
  • Housing issues left me very stressed and the location is pretty far
7 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Internship with Beyond Academy in Seoul

I have had an absolute blast here in Seoul. The community leaders are so helpful and kind. They are always are so supportive and will help you out when you need. I have got lost here numerous times, being new to Seoul it can be a little confusing. But every time they offered to show me around etc. I have done two internships whilst being here. The first one was more fashion orientated and my most recent is product photography. I am a stylistic portrait photographer but I am now starting to learn new skills in product, which will be very helpful for my future as its good to try different styles.

  • The Community leaders are lovely and will help you whenever you need
  • It is easy to make friends with the other interns in your programme as there are a lot of events always planned for you to attend
  • I have learnt some new skills at my internship
  • It would be better if the programme had tried to contact more companies in the field I wanted to originally work in; portrait photography. Just to give me a few more options.
  • I would like there to be some guidance on what kind of visas and general things to know after leaving the programme. If an intern wanted to stay longer after the programme or try and get a job in that country.
10 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Seoul Program- Above and beyond

I was concerned about moving so far away from my family and friends all by myself, but everyone here has been so kind and accommodating that I don't want to go back. I've felt so welcomed since I arrived, and I've gained a lot of valuable work experience that will undoubtedly help me in the future. It has been a wonderful adventure, and it has been a great deal of fun to uncover the city of Seoul's many hidden treasures. And the food is out of this world!

Will miss everyone here, and I look forward to coming back at some point in the near or distant future!

  • friendly people
  • fun experiences
  • not many English speakers
11 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

A second home on the other side of the world

Coming to Seoul I had many prejudices in my head. But as soon as I arrived, my picture from Seoul totally changed. In the two months I was able to live in this interesting, beautifull city, I got to meet the most helpfull, kind and respectfull people. Ten million inhabitants sound like a lot, but due to an impressive infrastructure it doesn't feel like that. As an urban Geographer, I was fascinated by the many contrasts the city presents. Old temples and left overs of the city wall next to skyscrapers, modern XXL supermarkets next to local street markets. There is internet available for free everywere but if you should still get lost, the locals will help you as well to find the right way. It is a very interesting culture to experiance and totally different from everything I was used to.

  • welcoming people
  • good food
  • city is easy to adapt to
  • few people speek english
  • in the beginning its hard to find vegetarian food
19 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Seoul- Beyond Academy

Coming to Seoul through this program was one of the best things I’ve done! It’s created so many new opportunities for me that I’ve never even considered. The program also provided so much support so even for those who aren’t comfortable going out on their own you still get so many chances to do anything and everything. I’ve made so many new friends through this experience and it has completely transformed the way I travel. Even with being in Seoul for such a short time it’s already been so great that many of the people through the program including myself are highly considering staying here.

17 people found this review helpful.
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Ann Sofie
Yes, I recommend this program

Beyond Academy made me feel at home

Finding an internship and traveling abroad can often be a scary, lonely experience, especially if you're away for a long time. That is why I do not regret that I chose to do it with Beyond Academy (BA). The community they've created in Seoul is full of fun, support, and simply fantastic people. My beginning in Seoul wasn't easy, but BA made it feel so safe, and eventually, it became my second home. I was there for 4 months, and each month was filled with amazing experiences arranged by BA. What I think is worth highlighting is the fact that the program managers are always there to help you, from places to go in Seoul, to travel advice, to how to order food. I can highly recommend this program to anyone wanting to do an internship abroad!

  • Stable community
  • Seoul has everything
  • It is quite a different culture if you're not from Asia so do some research
20 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Seoul Internship

I really enjoyed the internship program of Beyond Academy here in Seoul! It’s very well structured and the coordinators are very kind and helpful. Therefore it was very easy to adjust to the new country/city and make new friends with in the program. Trough the program I could make a lot of international friends. The events were very good to get closer to the city life and the Korean culture. In total I had a lot of fun and was able to make some amazing experience.

I can recommend it to everyone who is interested in gaining new experience and be part of the life in Seoul.

16 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi Jessica! We do offer accommodation as part of our overseas internship programme, which you can select as an add-on option when you apply.

Hi Faraz! Thanks for your question. Beyond Academy here. Although we partner with many companies who offer paid roles, some of our internships can be unpaid. We always try our best to encourage payments, but this is ultimately decided by your internship company and we cannot guarantee on their behalf. In general, we advise that you only apply to the programme if you're potentially comfortable with...