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Korean Intensive Summer Language Program

Dates: 17 June–9 August 2024
Application Deadline: 1 February 2024

Hosted by BYU and Chungbuk National University (CBNU) in Cheongju, South Korea.

To help meet the growing demand for Korean language programming overseas, BYU with American Councils is pleased to provide the Korean Intensive Summer Language Program (KISLP) hosted by Chungbuk National University (CBNU) in Cheongju, South Korea. Open to all BYU undergraduate and graduate students who have completed one year of Korean language study or the equivalent, the program provides approximately 140 hours of classroom instruction in Korean language and culture, housing in university dormitories on the CBNU campus, comprehensive on-site support from a US resident director, engaging and varied cultural activities, and extensive opportunities for participants to connect with local South Korean families and peers.

This program requires two applications; one through ISP and one through KISLP. See Application Process below for details.

Click here to apply today!


Contact Us

Julie Damron
3085 JFSB
(801) 422-7286


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Students will enroll in any of the following courses while on this program (up to 8 credits):

Korean 201, 202—Intermediate Korean 1 and 2 (4 credit hours each)
Korean 301, 302—Advanced Korean 1 and 2 (4 credit hours each)
Korean 311—Third Year Conversation (2 credit hours)
Korean 345—Korean Culture (3 credit hours)

Students 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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BYU Tuition

Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), housing, group transportation on field trips, some meals, and international health insurance.

Does not include airfare, BYU prep course tuition, CBNU tuition (approx. $8,700 USD) or personal expenses. Students are responsible for paying for their own meals besides those provided during orientation and cultural excursions.
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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.

KISLP applicants are encouraged to apply for the Judith Ehm Foundation Fellowship, which provides recipients with a minimum award of $5,000. More information may be found on the American Councils financial aid webpage.

Students in the BYU College of Humanities should apply for funding at

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Participants must have taken at least two semesters of university-level Korean or the equivalent before the program begins.

Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour).

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program and 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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Students live in university housing within walking distance of the program classrooms during their stay in South Korea. They reside in double occupancy rooms throughout the program, with internet access, telephone, and central air conditioning.

In addition to a conversation partner, each KISLP student is matched with a local host family, whom they visit for special occasions and scheduled meals throughout the program, and with whom they stay for at least one weekend during the program. These relationships offer participants unique insights into Korean daily life and ongoing language practice in a warm, supportive environment.
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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
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older by the application deadline to participate and have a minimum GPA of 2.7.

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

Complete the online KISLP application here.

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 page.

Students must complete both ISP's and KISLP's applications.

Application Deadline: 1 February 2024
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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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Julie Damron, Korean Section Head

3085 JFSB
(801) 422-7286
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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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.