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Korea Direct Enrollment

Dates: September–December 2023
Application Deadline: 27 January 2023

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, boasts a population of over ten million and 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. Striving to bridge cultural and social gaps, Kyung Hee University’s commitment to internationalization, academic excellence, and research has defined it as one of the top educational institutions in Korea.

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Contact Us

Julie Damron
3085 JFSB
(801) 422-7286
julie_damron@byu.edu

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Courses

Courses on numerous subjects are available in both English and Korean. A broad spectrum of Korean classes are offered. Students may choose to take a variety of courses including but not limited to:

KOREA 302—Third–Year Korean 2
KOREA 340—Korean Literature to 1900
KOREA 345—Korean Culture
KOREA 401—Fourth–Year Korean 1
KOREA 490R—Individual Study in Korean

Many courses will fulfill requirements for the Global Management Certificate offered through the Marriott School of Management. Courses may also fulfill requirements for the Korean and Asian studies majors and the TESOL minor and TESOL certificate.

All courses must be pre-approved before the trip by the department in which the BYU course is offered.
Participants may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Cost

$3,152 (approx.)

Includes BYU tuition and GeoBlue international health insurance.

Does not include airfare to and from Korea, visa fees, ground transportation, accommodations, meals, or any other educational and personal expenses incurred during the program. Students will also need to pay the $35 ISP application fee to BYU.

Students will be exempt from paying Kyung Hee University tuition.
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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.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Internship grants may be available to Humanities majors.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see kennedy.byu.edu/scholarships).
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Preparation

Students are required to take the following prerequisite courses prior to departure:

Korean 202—Second–Year Korean 2
Korean 301—Third–Year Korean 1

Some exceptions may be made. Please visit with Julie Damron for additional information.

Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course that will be held weekly in a series of 4 discussions. Contact the director or the Kennedy Center (204F HRCB) for more information.

Students should be majors or minors within the College of Humanities with Korean and/or Asian studies and TESOL interest.

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program with a minimum of one BYU credit hour per semester. Spouses will also need to apply online and take the preparation course.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Housing

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

Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
travel@byu.edu
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Application Deadline: 27 January 2023
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Faculty

Julie Damron is an associate teaching professor of Asian and Near Eastern Languages.
3085 JFSB
(801) 422-7286
julie_damron@byu.edu

Juno Baik is an assistant professor of Asian and Near Eastern Languages.
3089 JFSB
(801) 422-9121
juno_baik@byu.edu
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
isp@byu.edu
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.