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Seoul Courses – 2022 Kookmin Summer

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than studying at home — both inside and outside of the classroom. While abroad, you may find you’re more curious and alert. This increased focus may help enhance your studies and your explorations. You will likely encounter different teaching styles and course processes abroad so be prepared to adapt and to learn at a fast pace.


USAC’s partnership with Kookmin University offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Korean culture while learning the Korean language. You will enroll in the combined curriculum program, where you will earn two-credits in Korean language and two-credits in Korean culture. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by Kookmin University.

Korean language classes will be assigned depending on your Korean language proficiency. While most students are enrolled in Basic Korean (no prior knowledge of Korean) or Beginner Korean, Kookmin University can accommodate intermediate and advanced students as well.

Areas of Study at Kookmin University (subject to change):

  • Basic Korean
  • Beginner Korean
  • Korean 1
  • Korean 2
  • Korean 3
  • Korean Conversation
  • Current Issues in Korean
  • Understanding Korean Grammar through Film
  • Pragmatics in Korean
  • Understanding Korean Discourse
  • Korean Language and Literature

Korean Cultural Experiences

While attending the summer program, you will participate in different activities. The purpose of these excursions are to give you a better understanding of the Korean culture. Some of the afternoon activities may include:

  • Calligraphy
  • Korean Food
  • K-Pop Dance
  • Taekwondo
  • Traditional Percussion Quartet (Samulnori)
  • Visit to the Myungwon Folk House with a Korean Tea Ceremony, wearing traditional Korean clothing (Hanbok)

Course Descriptions

To obtain course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. Please contact the USAC Advising department if you have difficulty finding the information.

Kookmin University (Summer)

Quick Details

2022-23 App. Cycle

Kookmin University

  • Summer: Open
    • Deadline Extended: June 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: May 15
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Nov 15

Yonsei University

  • January Session I: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 15
  • January Session I&II: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 15
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1

2023-24 App. Cycle

Summer and Semester Programs:
Opening 9/1


Kookmin University

Minimum GPA: 2.5 (all terms)

Semester programs only:

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application

Yonsei University

Minimum GPA: 2.5 (all terms)

Semester programs only:

Applicants must be degree-seeking at a 4-year institution and have sophomore standing at time of application. In addition to above, transfer students must have one semester completed at their current institution.

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

Kookmin: 40 students

Yonsei: 80 students


English | Korean

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