Kent State University
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** Refer to the brochure page below for official program dates.
KENT STATE FASHION SCHOOL-DANKOOK SUMMER PROGRAM
Program Term: Summer
During the summer, fashion design and merchandising students earn six Kent State University credits
while taking approved Fashion School courses at Dankook University in South Korea. The month-long
program, held in July, also includes optional cultural activities, including: calligraphy, Korean traditional
music, Korean traditional dance, making kimchi, Taekwondo, temple stay, mud festival, visit to a Korean company
and a folk village.
WHY STUDY IN SOUTH KOREA?
The KSU Fashion School Korea Program offers Fashion Design and Merchandising students the opportunity to study away while gaining international experience in Seoul, South Korea’s capital and one of the world’s most modern and technologically advanced cities. Additionally, this program offers a number of cultural immersion activities that will enrich your experience abroad and bolster your resumé and overall learning. Furthermore, Seoul is one of the safest capital cities in Asia, with one of the lowest-recorded crime rates and safety threats to foreign travelers and students.
The Kent State Fashion School/Dankook University Program provides six credits that can be applied to FDM electives or support core electives.
- Entrepreneurship & Design
- Planning Branding Design
Select students will be able to participate in an exciting internship opportunity based at a local fashion industry leader in Seoul. Internships will last for approximately 4-5 weeks prior to the start of the academic program at Dankook University. Students will gain valuable professional experience and insights into Korean fashion brands, production, technology, and more. Successful completion of the internship program earns students 3.0 credits.
ACADEMIC CALENDARInternship dates for Summer 2020 are June 10 to July 12*
Program dates for Summer 2020 are July 13 to August 9*
*tentative program dates, please do not purchase your airfare until you have confirmed start dates
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS+ Minimum GPA of 2.5
+ 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.
Students will be living in double-occupancy rooms in an on-campus dormitory for the academic program. All rooms are furnished with single beds, pillows, desks, chairs, wardrobes, telephone, Internet and a private bathroom. Laundry facilities, a cafeteria, a fitness center, a convenience store and reading rooms are also available in the dormitory.
Students participating in the internship program prior to the academic program will live in local apartments and pay rent to the apartment provider/landlord. Dankook University and Kent State will assist students with locating local apartments.
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!
Please click on the link at the top of the page "Budget Sheet".
Dr. Kim Hahn
Fashion School Study Away Programs Coordinator
Assistant Director, Education Abroad