Language for Business and Technology: Korea

Before the statue of Sejong The Great, Gwanhwamoon, Seoul, Korea

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Jong Hyun Lee
jonghyun.lee@modlangs.gatech.edu
404-385-7278 (please leave your contact number or email address)
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Description

The Korean LBAT (Language Business And Technology) program began in the summer of 2010, offering 9 credits for 8 weeks in Daejeon, Korea.  Currently, the program accomodates two levels:  high-beginner (2nd year level) and high-intermediate (3rd year level).  Through Korean LBAT, students can learn Korean (the language & culture) intensively for 8 weeks, seek for potential career fields while visiting companies in Korea and/or having hands-on experience of the real business world in Korea, and learn how to survive and enjoy a totally different environment.  The program will hopefully make the participants stronger mentally, socially, and professionally.  Please come join us!

Location

Seoul, South Korea

Dates

June 3 - July 26, 2019

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 4813: Creative Korean (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 3693: Exploring Modern Korea (Required)
  • KOR 4813: Creative Korean (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 4813: Creative Korean (Required)
  • KOR 4823: Contemporary Korea (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 2019.  

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

Early November (Online participation is possible).

Research centers and Samsung Visit

Samsung and Research Center Visit

LBAT participants visit top national research centers and companies of Korea.