Location
  • South Korea
    • Seoul
Term
Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Subject Areas
Architecture Art History Arts Asian Studies Business East Asian Studies Economics Engineering Environmental Studies Global Studies International Business International Relations Journalism Liberal Arts Literature Marketing Mathematics Media Relations Natural Sciences Photography Physics Political Science Psychology Public Health Social Sciences Sociology Statistics Visual Arts +18
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, BIPOC funding
Health & Safety

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Housing
Dormitory
Language
Korean

Pricing

What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Classes Some Meals Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Program fees include: tuition, housing, and health insurance

Nov 27, 2023
Apr 12, 2024
17 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Seoul is a dynamic metropolis where ancient history and modern life converge. And you might have heard that Seoul has been ranked the third “best student city” according to the QS World University Rankings® 2022! Winning factors include a “24/7” culture thanks to night markets, late-night tea houses, and 115 museums; nine major subway (plus bus) lines so everything feels convenient and a population of nearly 10 million people to enjoy all that it has to offer.

So picture it: you’re walking across campus listening to your favorite K-Pop songs, hoppang (steamed bun) from a pojangmacha (street cart) in hand, ready to take on the day in bustling Seoul.

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Diversity & Inclusion

LGBTQIA+ Support

Today, and every day, we celebrate who you are and who you will become. We take pride in simply getting to know you, and look forward to adventuring through this incredible world with you.

Studying abroad as part of the LGBTQIA+ community can present unique opportunities and challenges in exploring a new culture, so we have compiled resources on sexual orientation, gender identity, and allyship to help prepare you and support you along the way.

Neurodivergent Support

Going abroad, whether this is your first time or your umpteenth, can be a trip both literally and figuratively. Seeing something new or being someplace unfamiliar has its own challenges, especially when it comes to mental health and physical accessibility. With IES Abroad, you won't handle these concerns on your own.

We have not only compiled resources on mental health, physical health, and self-care to help prepare you and support you along the way, but we also have a dedicated Student Affairs staff that are available for you to contact from the United States and once in your host country.

Accessibility Support

Going abroad, whether this is your first time or your umpteenth, can be a trip both literally and figuratively. Seeing something new or being someplace unfamiliar has its own challenges, especially when it comes to mental health and physical accessibility. With IES Abroad, you won't handle these concerns on your own.

We have not only compiled resources on mental health, physical health, and self-care to help prepare you and support you along the way, but we also have a dedicated Student Affairs staff that are available for you to contact from the United States and once in your host country.

Impact

Sustainability

As part of IES Abroad's Global Good Commitment, IES Abroad employs sustainability measures in the following ways:
-Moving toward more sustainable Headquarters and Centers abroad
-Producing printed materials mindfully
-Hosting events and conferences in LEED-certified buildings
-Purchasing carbon offsets for staff air travel
-The formation of the IES Abroad Sustainability Team - a dedicated group of volunteers responsible for implementing sustainable practices across our organization. The team comprises of members across our Centers, departments, teams. It is truly a global effort, and we are better for it.

Program Highlights

  • Choose from more than 500 English-taught courses across a wide variety of disciplines.
  • You'll have access to Korean language instruction through intensive courses.
  • Feel at home and safe in Seoul while staying in well-located, comfortable housing for students; we know securing housing independently can be challenging.
  • Guaranteed comprehensive program assistance, from health insurance to a crisis management team who work 24/7 to keep you safe, healthy, and happy while abroad.
  • You'll have an individual IES Abroad Program Advisor—your #1 resource—to guide you before your study abroad adventure, from visa requirements to travel details.

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Program Reviews

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jasmine
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Yes, I recommend this program

Living in Seoul

My experience abroad was a lot of fun. I met a lot of people, learned about Korean culture, and was able to take academic courses not offered at my home institution. Seoul is a very student friendly city so I would study at study cafes and explore others. One of my favorite things about Seoul was the food in which I could find meals that were cheap but were also delicious. In Seoul there were many activities occurring there were constant pop up shops, markets, and K-pop events. I was able to go to a pop up shop for the K-Pop group NCT 127 and it was a lot of fun.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
During my time in Seoul there were three unfamiliar things I ate which were jelly fish, live octopus, Yukhoe (Raw marinated beef).
Pros
  • Great public transportation
  • lots of places to study
  • good food
Cons
  • racism/discrimination
  • gender issues
  • can only refill transportation card through cash
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