Korea

Korea - Summer 2018

Korea - Summer 2018

Distance Education and Immersion Travel: Seoul, South Korea

Travel component: Travel dates will be posted shortly for summer 2018.  

Program Overview

This summer program will provide Penn State students with an excellent opportunity to take two courses and earn six credits during the summer at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU). Founded in 1398, SKKU is the oldest educational institution in Korea and is located in the traditional city center of Seoul, one of Asia's largest, safest and most dynamic cities. Students must enroll in HHD 499: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Good Life and Good Death (3 credits) and then will select an additional course offered by SKKU (3 credits). 

Participants will learn about Korean culture through various field experiences and extracurricular activities, including a five-day field study tour. This five-day trip includes site visits located in other parts of the country, such as rural regions of Korea where Korean people maintain a more traditional way of life. One of many exciting features of the field study tour consists of a temple stay in the beautiful mountains. 

Scholarship opportunities are available. All students must be at least 18 years old during the period of travel and pass a Judicial Affairs review. Our campus also offers the International Studies Minor. All international travel associated with Penn State Brandywine Global Programs courses requires a passport, and in some cases also a visa. Please note that passports and visas are not quickly processed. It will not be possible to travel without the required documentation.

For more information, click here or contact Brandywine Professor of Human Development and Family Studies B.C. Ben Park at bcp10@psu.edu or (610) 892-1452.