South Korea (or the Republic of Korea) is one of the most highly developed and stable democracies in East Asia. The history of civilization on the Korean peninsula dates back almost 4,000 years, and the country itself has existed since 1948.

South Korea’s economic transformation over the past few decades has been termed the “Miracle on the Han River” and remains one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Meanwhile, as one of the safest countries in the world, diversity has greatly expanded in recent years. South Korea not only provides travelers and students all over the world with the ability to learn and improve their Korean language skills, but also has proved to be a vehicle for introducing a great combination of dazzling cosmopolitanism and hidden corners of tradition.

Americans are treated with extreme hospitality in South Korea, and with so many English-speaking Koreans, the language barrier is quickly eroding, and students who study abroad in South Korea will definitely benefit from it. Getting around South Korea is easy, which is fortunate since there are so many wonderful places to see!

ISA Summer Programs in South Korea

Seoul – Korean Language & Electives in English- 4 Week

  • University: Korea University
  • Dates: Late Dec 2018 to Mid Jan 2019
  • Application Deadline: 1 Nov 2018
  • Cost: TBA- (2017 cost: $4,450 USD)
  • Learn more on the ISA website