Brigham Young University


Winter or Fall 2015

Seoul, Korea

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is one of the most developed countries and economies in Asia and the world. Seoul, the nation’s capital boasting a population of over ten million, is the center of the arts and sciences in Korea with numerous museums, concert halls, and tourist sites. The student exchange program in Korea provides students an opportunity to attend Kyung Hee University in Suwon, just south of Seoul. Since its founding in 1949, the university has grown to become one of the largest in Korea. Our program is based at the Suwon campus. Students enroll in KHU courses with native Koreans and and other foreign exchange students. Student may have the option of completing an internship in addition to their regular course studies at KHU. Striving to bridge cultural and social gaps, KHU’s commitment to internationalization, academic excellence, and research has defined it as one of the top educational institutions in Korea.

Dates (approx.)

Winter: March to June 2015
Fall: September to December 2015


Students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. However, in the past Kyung Hee University has arranged on-campus housing for students.


The Student Exchange Program (SEP) is an independent international experience. SEP is individual students immersing themselves with local and international students on a foreign campus for a semester independent of any BYU professor or other BYU students.


Courses are available in both English and Korean.

Courses may fulfill requirements for the Korean and Asian Studies majors and minors and the TESOL minor/certificate.

A broad spectrum of Korean classes are offered (KOREA 101–202, 301, 302, 340, 345, 401, 490R).Other subjects are also available.

Many courses will fulfill requirements for the Global Management Certificate offered through the Marriott School of Management.

All courses must be pre-approved before the trip by the department in which the BYU course is offered.


Students need to pay the $35 ISP application fee. After acceptance into the program, students will be expected to pay a $325 program fee. The fee includes HTH Worldwide health insurance which is mandatory for all students leaving campus. Students will be exempt from Kyung Hee University tuition, but will still need to pay regular BYU tuition. BYU tuition payment plans and scholarships are still applicable.

Students will be responsible for their airfare to and from Korea, visa fees, ground transportation, accommodations, meals, and any other educational and personal expenses incurred during the program. However, Kyung Hee offers a compensation package that assists students with travel costs upon arrival.


Students should be Korean and/or Asian Studies majors only. Some exceptions are made. Korean language skills are required. Please visit with Dr. Julie Damron for additional information

All students are expected to participate through ISP in a non-credit pre-departure preparation class that will be held weekly in a series of 4 discussions. Contact Sherstin Sutherland in the Kennedy Center (204F HRCB) for more information.

Schedule and Time Commitment

Students should note that they will need to adhere to the KHU academic calendar and the BYU academic calendar. The semesters at the two institutions do not line up. Students who choose to go during Winter semester will be a BYU student from January to April. However they will actually be attending classes in Korea from March until June. Please take that into consideration.

Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application, and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB), will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

College of Humanities students who choose to complete the internship component may be eligible for a $2,000 scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants. Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see http://

Program Adjustments

ISP reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost estimates due to conditions beyond its control.

Application Process

Winter: 30 September 2014
Fall: 14 February 2015

Complete the online application at

Students should be a Korean and/or Asian Studies major. Students with a TESOL minor are encouraged to apply.


Julie Damron
(801) 422-7286

Christopher Quinlan
(801) 422-8535