The Seoul field school is a research-based study abroad program located in the heart of Seoul. At the center of the field school experience is the opportunity to conduct firsthand mentored research on Korean culture in Seoul, South Korea. Students will pursue their own research projects under the supervision of the field school director. This is an excellent opportunity to conduct research for a capstone project in any major and to learn about and demonstrate competence in firsthand research. In the research course, students will receive support and training in ethnographic and qualitative research methods. Students will also register for a course on the history of Korea, where they will learn from an expert Korean historian about Korean history and its importance for understanding Korean culture today.
During the field school, students will have the option of living with a South Korean family or in an apartment. Students will also have opportunities to take part in various cultural activities such as a Buddhist meditation retreat at the famous Haeinsa Temple, a trip to Jeju Island (if possible), walking tours of historical sites and museums, as well as one of the most popular South Korean pastimes, shopping.
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