Language for Business and Technology: Korea

Yonsei, Seoul

Yonsei Baekyanng-ro

Description

Since its inception in the summer of 2010, the Korean LBAT (Language Business And Technology) program has developed as one of the major study-abroad programs of School of Modern Languages.  Currently, the program accommodates three levels:  high-beginner (2nd year level), intermediate (3rd year level), and high-intermediate (4th year level).  During the 8 week program in Seoul, Korea, students will learn the Korean language intensively in an immersed environment, visit top-tier companies and research centers of Korea, experience the vibrant culture of dynamic Korea.  Through this program, students enhance cultural competence, broaden their horizons, and better prepare themselves for the future as international human assets. 

Location

Seoul, South Korea

Dates

June 1, 2020 - July 24, 2020

Host Institution

Yonsei University, in Seoul, South Korea (Capital city of Korea) 

Accommodations

You will stay at COZYBOX or some other available local housing facilities including boarding houses and dormitories for international students.

Courses

Second-Year:

  • KOR 2691:  Intensive Intermediate Korean 1 (Required)
  • KOR 2692:  Intensive Intermediate Korean 2 (Required)
  • KOR 3693: Exploring Modern Korea (Required)
  • KOR 4692: Korean Industry (Optional)

Total credits: 9 - 12 credits

(Except KOR 2691, all credit hours count toward a Korean minor. If students take 12 credits, they can get up to 9 credits counted toward Korean minor).

 

Third-Year:

  • KOR 3691: Business Korean (Required)
  • KOR 3692: Current Issues and Technology in Korea (Required)
  • KOR 4691: Korean Society (Required)
  • KOR 4692: Korean Industry (Optional)

Total Credits: 9 - 12 credits

(All credit hours count toward a Korean minor. If students take 12 credits, they can get all 12 credits counted toward Korean minor).

 

Fourth-Year (Newly added in 2019):

  • KOR 3691: Business Korean (Optional)
  • KOR 3692: Current Issues and Technology in Korea (Required)
  • KOR 4691: Korean Society (Required)
  • KOR 4692: Korean Industry (Required)

Total Credits: 9 - 12 credits

(All credit hours count toward a Korean minor. If students take 12 credits, they can get all 12 credits counted toward Korean minor).

 

Prerequisites: No pre-requisites for LBAT Korea

However, we assume that the second-year candidates have completed basic level Korean courses, the third-year candidates have completed low intermediate level courses, and the four-year candidates have completed high-intermediate or low advanced level courses by the spring of 2020.  

Students who didn't take any relevant courses before applying to the program need to contact the program director (jlee305@gatech.edu). 

 

Cost

  • The Program Fee is $5200. The fee includes housing, group meals, group transportation, excursions, health insurance, cultural events, and books.
  • Program Fee does not include: Application fee, 9-12 credit hours tuition, international airplane tickets, technology fee (cell phone, etc.), weekday independent meals (Some weekend meals during site visits and trips are covered by the program). 

Cancellation Policy

Program descriptions and fees are subject to final approval by educational units and the Office of International Education.  Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances.  Once Georgia Tech has made payments to service providers, or if Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants' safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants.  If a student withdraws from the program, the student will be responsible for the payment of all fees.

Informational Meetings

October 25 (F), 2020 6:30 PM at SWANN 106 (Online participation is possible).

Apply Online: https://atlas.gatech.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10095#contact

LBAT activities

site visits

 

Kimchi making

Samsung Innovation Museum

Oedo Botania in Geojae-do