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  • Locations: Jeju-do, South Korea; Jeonju, South Korea; Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Applications open on October 1st.
Program Description:
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Program Location

The program will be based in three South Korean cities that will provide students a chance to experience uniquely different parts of the country. (Order of cities to visit still being decided.) Seoul is Korea’s largest city and is host to international brands such as Samsung, LG, Kia and Hyundai. In addition to manufacturing, Seoul is home to the music and cinematic industries as well as one of the largest expatriate communities in Asia. Seoul is truly a modern technological marvel as well as city steeped in ancient history.

Jeonju, situated 120 miles south of Seoul and lying in a fertile basin surrounded by mountains, is a prime example of a Korean city that has embraced both modernity and its cultural roots with a passion. Once considered the spiritual capital of the Joseon Dynasty, Jeonju embraces both the ancient and modern cultures of the country. Jeonju is well-known as a foodie capital in the country, and hosts an annual international film festival. 

Jeju-do is a volcanic island off the southern tip of the peninsula and is as different from mainland Korea as Hawaii is the United States. In the center of the island is Halla-san, an extinct volcano and the tallest mountain in South Korea. With its subtropical feel and culture of its own, Jeju-do is where most Koreans honeymooners vacation not just because of pristine beaches, but also because of its many themed parks and attractions such as lava tube exploration, hiking, and a food culture different from mainland Korea.

Program Dates

Tentative dates May 6 - 27, 2018

Course Information

All TnCIS programs are academic in nature and course work that takes advantage of the program location will be the central focus. Programs offered by TnCIS through any member institution are in keeping with SACSCOC policies for each respective institution where compliance is monitored at the institutional level.  TnCIS program courses are for credit only.

In South Korea, students will enroll in ONE course. For more information about each of these courses, including pre-requisites and syllabi, use the button provided below.

Course Details 

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is possible that not all TnCIS programs or all TnCIS courses are available at your institution. A complete listing of courses offered at each member institution is available on the Members page. Please contact your TnCIS campus representative for instructions on registering and paying fees. 

Program Description

South Korea 2018 will provide students the opportunity to take General Biology, Composition II, Introduction to Film Studies, and Introduction to Philosophy. With such a diverse range of courses offered, all students will experience a broad spectrum of Korean culture through museums, temples, natural wonders, electrifying cities, and a culinary experience Anthony Bourdain describes as “delicious and exciting; what the cool kids want.” The program is designed to give students an in-depth look at three uniquely different cities, each with their own natural attractions, cultures, foods, and regional accents. While all excursions are planned with students’ varying interests, some experiences will be unique to Biology, literature, film, and modern/historic culture and religion.

Please Note:  Prospective TnCIS students should be aware that there will be a great deal of walking throughout the Korea program, and that students should have the ability to potentially walk several miles each day on varying surfaces through both cities and rugged terrain. 

Excursions May Include
Excursions may include the DMZ (demilitarized zone), Seoul Tower, the Korean National Theatre, Namsangoi Hanok Village, various temples, shrines and palaces, SM Town (home of K-pop), Seongeup Folk Village, Tea Museum, Arts Park, Dragonhead Shore, hands-on arts and crafts centers, Seoul Animation Center, and natural terrain from coastal sea towns to mountainous basins to underground lava caves. 

Class Information
Classes will be held four days per week for three hours each day in the mornings followed by subject-specific assignments to be completed in the afternoons. Classes may be held in local cafes, parks, or available spaces at each accommodation. Class meeting spaces will be determined by each instructor to accommodate the needs of each class.


Students will share rooms with other same-gender students in clean, comfortable hostels and/or three-star hotels in each of our three program locations. Students will be provided meal stipends to cover breakfast and lunch daily.

Program Fee

  • $4999

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

Applications open on October 1st.