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 Winter Programs in South Korea

Busan – Korean Language & Culture

  • University: Pusan National University
  • Dates: Late June 2019 to Late July 2019
  • Application Deadline: 25 April 2019
  • Cost: TBA (2018 fees-$3,950 USD)
  • Learn more on the ISA website

Seoul – Korean Language & Courses in English

  • University: Hanyang University
  • Dates: Late June 2019 to Late July 2019
  • Application Deadline: 25 April 2019
  • Cost: TBA (2018 fees-$4,850 USD)
  • Learn more on the ISA website

Seoul – Korean Language & Electives in English – I

  • University: Korea University
  • Dates: 22 June 2019 to 20 July 2019
  • Application Deadline: 25 April 2019
  • Cost: TBA (2018 fees-$4,995 USD)
  • Learn more on the ISA website

Seoul – Korean Language & Electives in English – II

  • University: Korea University
  • Dates: 22 June 2019 to 3 August 2019
  • Application Deadline: 25 April 2019
  • Cost: TBA (2018 fees-$5,495 USD)
  • Learn more on the ISA website