Program Details (LBAT Korea)

Study for 8 weeks in Seoul, South Korea.

(June 3, 2019 ~ July 26, 2019)

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, the capital city of Korea (specifically in Shinchon, Seoul, where 4 universities are located: Yonsei, Ehwa, Sogang, Hongik). 

In Seoul you will stay at COZYBOX (or other boarding room facilities available) in Shinchon for 8 weeks, close to Ehwa women's university and Yonsei university.  Hongdae, where young people gather for dynamic culture and fun, is about 15 minutes away by walking. 

Academic Program:         

4th Year Study of Korean (Newly added in 2019):                          

  • Intensive 4th year Language and contents study
  • 9 - 12 credits; 8 weeks; Three 3 credit hour courses are required and one course is optional.
    • KOR 3691 Business Korean (Optional)
    • KOR 3692 Current Issues and Technology in Korea (Required)
    • KOR 4823 Contemporary Korea (Required)
    • KOR 4813 Creative Korean (Required) - Fun class where students are exposed to real businesses of Korea (such as K-Foods, K-Beauty (cosmetics or fashion), or K-Travel), and create multimedia contents such as songs, video clips, etc. to market the products or services of their own choice.  Buddies from Yonsei university may join this content-creation project as well. 
  • Cultural/business site visits
  • 9 - 12 credit hours count toward a Korean minor
  • Prerequisite: None
    • Students who didn't take intermediate level classes need to contact the program director (Jong Hyun Lee, ☎ (404) 385-7278 ) for a level test.
    • Project Go students do not need to take the placement test before they complete their applications. (The diagnostic tests will be given only after they complete their applications.                       

 

3rd Year Study of Korean: 

  • Intensive 3rd year Language study
  • 9 - 12 credits; 8 weeks; Three 3 credit hour courses are required and one course is optional.
    • 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)
  • Cultural/business site visits
  • 9 - 12 credit hours count toward a Korean minor
  • Prerequisite: None
    • Students who didn't take low intermediate level classes need to contact the program director (Jong Hyun Lee, ☎ (404) 385-7278 ) for a level test.
    • Project Go students do not need to take the placement test before they complete their applications. (The diagnostic tests will be given only after they complete their applications.  For Project Go application, choose the 2nd year program when you think you have the basic skills of Korean. Those who studied Korean for more than two academic years are encouraged to participate in the 3rd or 4th year program).

2nd Year Study of Korean:                          

  • Intensive 2nd year Language study
  • 9 - 12 credits; 8 weeks; Three 3 credit hour courses are required and one course is optional.
    • KOR 2813  Intensive Intermediate Korean 1 (Required)
    • KOR 2823  Intensive Intermediate Korean 2 (Required)
    • KOR 3693 Exploring Modern Korea (Required)
    • KOR 4813 Creative Korean (Optional)                                            
  • Cultural/business site visits
  • 6 - 9 credit hours count toward a Korean minor
  • Prerequisite: None
    • Students who didn't take any elementary Korean need to contact the program director (Jong Hyun Lee, ☎ (404) 385-7278 ) for a level test.
    • Project Go students do not need to take the placement test before their application.

Expenses:

1. Program fee: $5,200 (includes housing, group meals, group transportation, excursions, health insurance, cultural events, and books)
   *Program fee does not include airfare, tuition (roughly $300 per credit), students' weekday meals and application fee ($250).

2. Tuition for 9 - 12 credit hours (Out of state students pay in-state tuition and fees plus $250 only.  The tuition rate for this LBAT program is lower than that for Spring or Fall semesters at GaTech). 

3. Payment Due Date:

 - 1st Payment: Mar. 31, 2019 - $2600
 - 2nd Payment: Apr. 31, 2019 - $2600

If you would like to participate, you should email to Jong Hyun Lee, director of Korean LBAT program. You will also need to fill in the online application form.

All students have to pay the application fee ($250) first.  Please take advantage of $250 scholarship for ALL those who apply before Dec. 31, 2018. Please see below.

Students are encouraged to apply for financial aids. Georgia Tech students may apply to the Program Director for the Modern Languages' Campoamor scholarship (appr. $400).  HOPE scholarship can be applied for tuition.

For those who apply before the end of 2017 (Dec. 31, 2018), $250 scholarship will be given.  From their first payment of the program fee, $2600, the $250 will be deducted, and they only need to pay the reduced amount of $2350 for their first payment).