Language for Business and Technology: Korea

Students on Korea LBAT


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 the 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 nine-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, and 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)

(Application deadline for the 2024 program is Feb. 15, 2024)

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Host Institution

Graduate School of Education at Yonsei or Yonsei KLI. 

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 nine 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 major or double major in ALIS, GEML, or IAML with a Korean concentration or would like to get as many credits as possible, they can take up to 12 credits. For some ModLangs 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 ModLangs 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 ModLangs 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 ModLangs majors)


There are no prerequisites for the 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.
  • The 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).
  • Early applicants discount: If you complete your application by Jan. 25, 2024, your program fee will be reduced to $4,750 (a $500 savings!).

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

If you have any questions regarding the LBAT Korea program, please contact Jong Hyun Lee

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LBAT Activities

LBAT trips
  • Kimchi making

  • Samsung Innovation Museum

  • Oedo Botania in Geojae-do

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Program Contact

Jong Hyun Lee

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