SOUTH KOREA: Seoul
Korea University Business School
Fall/Spring Semester Program
Seoul is a city rich in history and tradition. The city was founded in 1392 when it became the capital of the Chosun Dynasty, which fell in 1910. It is now the capital city of South Korea, and traces of the former dynasty are still very much a part of the city's landscape. Besides being the capital city with an exciting modern architecture and a cosmopolitan community, Seoul is the political, cultural, commercial, financial, educational and recreational center of South Korea. It is home to major corporations, banks, government offices, leading schools and universities, theaters and entertainment facilities. Seoul also offers rich and satisfying tourist attractions and events.
Students will enroll at the Korea University Business School. Founded in 1905, the Korean University Business School (KUBS) was the first and today is one of the most prestigious business schools in the country. A variety of business classes can be taken in English, and Korean language courses are also available. Those wishing to further immerse themselves in the Korean business world may elect to participate in an internship.
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NOTE: Core Curriculum designations on this list pertain to the OLD Core only
For a list of Pre-Approved Courses, please visit: KUBS Pre-Approved Course Listing
To access the course list, please follow these steps:
If you are wanting to take a course that has not yet been pre-approved, please contact Program Advisor, Justin Berens (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Please visit KUBS website
- Click Course Registration
- Click View Curriculum
- Under Curriculum, click Undergraduate Major
- Change Year to the year when you will be studying abroad
- Change Term to the term when you will be studying abroad
- Change upper bar to Korea University Business School
- Click Query
Students are housed in on-campus international dorms. Students must register for housing on the designated day and payment will be made directly to Korea University. The housing cost depends on the room type chosen and varies from KRW 880,000-2,000,000 (~US$745 - $1,690) for the semester.
For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Tuition will be paid to USD, while housing will be paid directly to Korea University Business School.
A valid passport is required for all international travel. For a semester in South Korea, a student visa is required. KUBS will provide documentation to the student that will supplement the student's documents in order to apply for the student visa. To see information regarding the student visa, please visit the Republic of Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs website
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
In addition to the excellent academic and recreational facilities offered at KUBS, there are many social and recreational student clubs available, and international students are encouraged to get involved. Daehangno, meaning "the street of youth," is found in the heart of the city and offers many affordable restaurants, shops, and clubs for young people to enjoy. The nightlife in Seoul is vibrant and many cultural festivals are offered in the city throughout the year. Seoul is a very large city and there are innumerable historic, cultural, and social activities for students to explore during their free time.
The nightlife in Seoul is vibrant and many cultural festivals are offered in the city throughout
the year. Another hip spot is Hongdae-ap, where clubbers of all tastes, whether it is hiphop, jazz, reggae, Latin, convene year-round. Insa-Dong, on the other hand, boasts a traditional Korean milieu with exotic Korean tea cafes and handmade souvenir shops. Seoul is a very large city and there are innumerable historic, cultural, and social activities for students to explore during their free time.
Buddy Program:Students participating in the semester and year-long programs are paired with a Korean student in the KUBS Buddy Program who will help with the adjustment to life in Korea.
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To apply, open an application with the International Center. Once your USD International Center application is complete, a nomination will be sent to KUBS on your behalf. You will then be contacted by KUBS with a link to complete the online application. After completing the online application, the following must be submitted to KUBS (all items can be submitted online, except those denoted):
- Online Application Form
- Statement of Purpose
- Reference letter (Letter of Recommendation) - MUST be mailed to KUBS, submit to the International Center for mailing
- Official transcript - MUST be mailed to KUBS, submit to the International Center for mailing
- Copy of Valid Passport
- Certificate of Health
- Certificate of Overseas Insurance
- Resume (Optional)