South Korea Summer Exchange Program
Seoul Women’s University: Bahrom International Program
Seoul Women's University runs a Korean Studies Program for foreign students joined with Korean students, in which they live and study together. This one-month summer program of the Bahrom Education Center is a credit substitute course(2-3 units), which offers lectures on Korean history, religion, philosophy, art, language, politics, and economics in the morning, and field trips to related historical sites in the afternoon. The core of this program is group discussion, but also consists of lectures, performances, field trips and excursions through which you will learn about Korean life style, historical and religious background, the economic struggles, political tension with North Korea, city streets, art, and even the Korean language. As the participants of this program from Seoul Women's University are obliged to communicate only in English, they can not only improve their language ability but also gain an unusual experience in teaching Korean to speakers of foreign languages. Each student will be matched with a Korean partner, an exchange student of SWU.
No previous knowledge of Korean language is required. All participants are regarded as exchange students, and therefore you need to be nominated by your home institution in order to apply.
For more information on Seoul Women’s University, please visit their website at: http://www.swu.ac.kr/english/index.html
For more information on the Bahrom International Program, please visit the website at: http://swuir.ac.kr/zbxe/bip_introduction
Students wishing to apply for this program will need to create an application profile with KSU by clicking "Apply Now", then contact Nicole Meanor at email@example.com (470-578-7629) to start your application to Seoul Women’s University: Bahrom International Program
Program Dates (Subject to Change):
June 26 - July 20, 2018
Program Cost (Subject to Change)
$1,800 covers tuition, airport pickup, some activities/field trips, housing, and some meals (breakfast/lunch on weekdays). A non-refundable registration fee of $400 is also included.
Airfare, dinner on weekdays, all meals on weekends, airport dropoff, and cost of KSU's mandatory study abroad insurance is not
included in the above.
Do you meet the eligibility criteria? Apply now!
For information about scholarships available for this program please visit our study abroad scholarship website.
Safety & Security
The U.S Department of State offers excellent travel, health and safety information for specific countries. For up-to-date information on Korea please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/SouthKorea.html
The Center for Disease Control also provides useful information for travelers and a list of vaccinations and/or health concerns for specific countries: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/extended_student/south-korea?s_cid=ncezid-dgmq-travel-single-001
Registering for courses
Students will take between 3 – 6 credit hours. Actual amount of credits will depend on how KSU interprets the Seoul Women’s University credits.
Once you have been accepted to the program, you will need to set-up a meeting with the Program Coordinator for this program (Nicole Meanor; firstname.lastname@example.org) to go over the course registration process.
For more information on the program features, please see the syllabus below:
(Final) 2018 BIP_Brochure.pdf
NOTE: All undergraduate students must have and maintain at least a 2.75 GPA to be eligible for this program. If taking this course for graduate credit, students must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to be eligible.
Education Abroad Program Coordinator
EDUCATION ABROAD REFUND POLICY & PROCEDURES
All application fees are non-refundable, except in the case of:
*Program cancellation by Kennesaw State University
*A wait-listed student who is not added into the program
*A student who has applied to one education abroad program and clearly notifies the Education Abroad Office--in writing and prior to the application deadline--of his/her desire change the application to an alternate KSU program
Refunds for application fees will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase. Please be sure to retain all account information used for purchase and notify the Education Abroad Office (EAO) in advance if there is a problem with your account. The EAO will not be responsible for refunds sent to closed accounts.
Upon registration for the KSU faculty-led education abroad academic course(s), the designated program fee (distinct from tuition) is charged to the student's account. The student has up to one month to pay the program fee in full, following a specific payment schedule. Failure to pay the program fee in full by the stated deadline may result in deletion from the program.
All program fees are non-refundable. In all cases, the student will only receive recoverable fees, subject to the rules/policies of external service providers. Any such refund will not include the initial application fee and will not be issued until after the education abroad program is completed.
Payment and refund of tuition will follow the normal processes establish by the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar. Students wishing to withdraw from any study abroad program or course must submit their request in writing through the Education Abroad Office.