GLOBAL VILLAGE + ACADEMIC PROGRAM
BEFORE PROCEEDING, PLEASE REVIEW THE CURRENT UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS FOR KSU SPONSORED EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAMS HERE:
NOTE: Programs are subject to cancellation at any time. Please consult with your education abroad advisor prior to making any personal financial commitments to this program.
This program is currently offered in the following format(s): online, hybrid or face-to-face, this scheme is subject to change. It is recommended to have an academic contingency plan in case of program cancellation.
Please consult the following resources for more information on COVID-19 and international travel:
Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/
United States Department of State: travel.state.gov
Transportation Secretary Administration (TSA): https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus
Local Health Authority: http://ncov.mohw.go.kr/en
This summer program takes you to Dankook University, a private research university in southern Seoul. This is a unique program that incorporates an internship teaching English to local Korean students ("Global Village Program") with the traditional "Academic Program".
Dankook University is located in Yongin, a Seoul-suburb with a population of about one millon, and is only a 30 minute bus ride from central Seoul. It is home to a "living museum" that shows elements of traditional Korean life. Additionally, Yongin is home to two popular amusement parks!
Internship: Global Village Program
Students have the opportunity to participate in a 3-week long internship program called "Global Village". In this program, students teach English language skills and practice conversation with local Korean DKU students. DKU will provide information on class instruction, books use in class, schedules, etc. During orientation, a practical training session will be provided by a faculty member, and no previous teaching experience or education licensure is required! If you have an interest in expanding your intercultural communication skills, interacting with local students, and engaging in an enriching language exchange -this is an ideal internship program for you!
Academics: Traditional Program
Students enrolled in the traditional Academic Program are given a choice of courses to select from for their two summer session classes. These classes include business, communication, art, humanities, and many more. One class is in the morning and one class in the afternoon. A finalized list of classes and syllabi are available here:
Estimated program dates for Summer 2022 are June 20 to August 5.*
*Contact OGE for finalized dates.
Freshman - Seniors
Minimum GPA of 2.5.
Students must have taken classes at Kent State University for at least one semester before applying.
There is no language requirement (no previous knowledge of Korean required).
Valid passport. US citizens: no visa is required for this program
International students must consult the Consulate/Embassy of South Korea to determine their immigration requirements.
On-campus housing is available (dormitory style-shared double room) and housing fees are WAIVED for exchange students! Housing costs are totally free for Kent State University students for the summer.
COSTS & TUITION
Students pay for 6 credit hours of tuition (2 courses). Tuition rates are based off of Kent State's current Summer Tuition costs, and students are billed for Ohio Resident or Non-Ohio Resident rates, as applicable, in addition to medical insurance and the study abroad exchange program fee ($250). Additionally, students will be responsible for covering their airfare, meals, and any personal expenses.
This program automatically includes a housing scholarship that covers the full cost of the dormitory!
View a complete listing of available scholarships.
This program includes cultural activities, which may include:
+Korean cooking lessons
+Art & calligraphy
+Korean music and dance
+Field trips to a temple, the mountains, Palace and Museum tour, and Folk Village, among others!
Assistant Director, Education Abroad