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Study Abroad:

Business in Korea

Korea is an ideal location for learning about the business of leading technology companies. It is one of the unique high-income developed country with an emerging economy (Standard & Poor, 2011) and home of some of the most respected companies in the world such as Samsung, LG, and Hyundai, among others. Korea is also one of the world’s oldest civilizations with a history of nearly 5,000 years. Its rich cultural heritage makes Korea an excellent location for studying Asian culture and business.

The Business in Korea Program of the Carson College of Business is offered in conjunction with the International Summer Campus (ISC) of Korea University in Seoul. Seoul is the capital of Korea with an exciting city-life, and nearby beaches and mountain ranges. Many Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Seoul and it also has branches of a number of global companies including JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, Microsoft, Intel, Starbucks, and, McDonalds, among others. Seoul was selected as one of the 10 best cities in the world to be a student in 2016 by The Guardian, a British national daily newspaper.

Students have opportunities to take courses from over 100 courses offered in English by the ISC and taught by about 60 instructors at renowned universities from all around the world, including the United States, Great Britain, and Spain, among others. The ISC offers a buddy program so that students can get comfortable with the new environment. It also offers various weekend programs for cultural and social experiences by visiting the palaces, temples, and theme parks and learning hip-hop dancing, taekwondo, and K-Pop.

“I studied abroad for 10 weeks in Korea over a summer and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! The culture, the people, the food, and everything in between will definitely be something I carry with me for the rest of my life.”

—Felisha Sebetich, finance major, hospitality minor


Program overview

Place of study: Korea University

Dates: June 26 – August 4

Course credit:

  • WSU courses: 3 credits
  • KU courses: 3–6 credits

Courses offered:

  • WSU courses:
    • MGTOP 412
    • Mgmt 496 (Doing Business in Korea)
  • KU courses
    • Mgmt 301
    • Fin 325
    • Fin 425
    • Fin 427
    • Mktg 360
    • IBus 482
    • EconS 311
    • EconS 327
    • MGMT 401
    • Korean Language (no credit)
    • Econ 327
    • IBUS 496
    • MGMT 301
    • Mgtop 440
    • Mktg 407
    • Mktg 368
    • Mktg 450
    • Mktg 261
    • Mktg 495

Internship included?: No

Expenses (Excluding air, WSU tuition & fees):TBA (+ summer tuition 3 credits)

Scholarships available?: Yes

Financial aid applies?: Yes

Excursions: Puchon International Film Festival, Seoul Palace, Samsung Museum

Director: Sung Ahn,

Teaching Faculty: Sung Ahn, Jenny Kim

Locations courses, and prices are subject to change.


Language and culture

Information Session

  • October 12 – 4:15pm – Todd 101

To apply

  • Application deadline for the program and scholarships: February 1
  • Apply online or visit International Programs Global Learning in Bryan 105

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