Language for Business and Technology: Korea


Since its inception in the summer of 2010, the Korean Language Business And Technology (LBAT) 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 9 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. 


The 2024 Summer program will be held in the capital city of Korea, Seoul. Participants will mainly stay in Shinchon, one of the most dynamic and culturally vibrant areas of Seoul.  


June 1, 2024 – August 2, 2024 (9 weeks)


Host Institution

Graduate School of Education at Yonsei or Yonsei KLI will get involved in operating the Korean LBAT.  Qualified graduate students who are studying Korean as a Foreign Language will join as tutors and have one-and-a-half-hour face-to-face speaking classes four times a week for 9 weeks.  


Participants may stay at some available local housing facilities including hostels, boarding houses, and/or dormitories for international students. 


Participants can take up to 12 credits. (9 required + 3 optional credits)

Students are expected to take 9 credits during the program, but if they plan to (double-)major in ALIS, GEML, or IAML with Korean concentration or get as many credits as possible, they can take up to 12 credits. (For those ML majors, 12 credits in a study-abroad program may be required).


  • KOR 2691: Intensive Intermediate Korean 1 (Required)
  • KOR 2692: Intensive Intermediate Korean 2 (Required)
  • KOR 3693: Exploring Modern Korea. (Required)
  • KOR 4692: Korean Industry: K-entertainment, K-Food, K-Beauty (Optional; Recommended for ML majors)


  • KOR 3691: Business Korean (Required)
  • KOR 3692: Current Issues and Technology of Korea (Required)
  • KOR 3693: Exploring Modern Korea (Required)
  • KOR 4692: Korean Industry: K-entertainment, K-Food, K-Beauty (Optional; Recommended for ML majors)


  • KOR 3691: Business Korean (Required)
  • KOR 3692: Current Issues and Technology of Korea (Required)
  • KOR 4692: Korean Industry: K-entertainment, K-Food, K-Beauty (Required)
  • KOR 3693: Exploring Modern Korea (Optional; Recommended for ML majors)

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 2024.  

Students who didn't take any relevant courses before applying to the program need to contact the program director (


  • The Program Fee is $5250. The fee includes housing, group meals, group transportation, excursions, health insurance, cultural events, and books.
  • Program Fee does NOT include: Application Deposit ($500), 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

Upcoming Information sessions: 

(1) ONLINE, Nov. 15, 2023 (Wednesday) 6:00PM – 7:30PM (on ZOOM: Meeting ID 427 058 5423 No Passcode is required. Or just access the following link to join: 

(2) In-person, 2nd Informational Meeting, Nov. 16, 2023 (Thursday) 6:00PM - 7:30PM (Swann 320) 

If you have any questions regarding the Korean LBAT program, please email Jong Hyun Lee ( at any time

You can complete your application on the link below.

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LBAT Activities

LBAT trips
  • Kimchi making

  • Samsung Innovation Museum

  • Oedo Botania in Geojae-do

Scholarship Opportunities

Early Bird Scholarship:

Any participant completing application by January 15, 2024 will receive $500 scholarship, which will reduce the program fee to $4,750. 

Campoarmor Scholarship:

OIE Administered Scholarships:

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Jong Hyun Lee

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