Within ten minutes of the campus are theaters, shops, restaurants, cafes and night spots. Subway and bus connections provide easy transportation around the city.
International Summer School is intended to provide courses for both visiting International students and Korean students. Coursework in English is offered in a variety of fields and students in any major area are welcome to participate. Many of the faculty come from well-known and respected institutions in the United States.
As part of this program, you will take three courses and earn 9 credit hours. One course must be taken from this list: Summer Course Descriptions (KU, 2018).pdf. This course will be taught by our Binghamton Faculty Director (you can find the faculty director's contact information below). You will choose your other two courses from a list of available courses, which include Business, Economics, Humanities, Social Science, Korean & East Asian Studies, Art & Design, Science, and Law/Politics/International Relations. You can choose to take courses under the 4-Week or 6-Week Track as long as they do not conflict. Note that the courses taken from the Faculty Director follow the 6-Week Track.
You can find a list of course options here
Students will stay in On-Campus housing, with several options to choose between. You can find accommodation information here, including building and cafeteria details.
Korea University offers excellent support to international students. You can find a list of student services here. Two important services to note are the free shuttle from the airport to campus, and the KU buddy program. KU students designated as “buddies” will help KU ISC students to feel comfortable in their new surroundings and to make the most of their experience in Korea and at KU.
Every week, all KU ISC students can participate in weekly cultural immersion program, such as K-Pop dancing, Korean Cooking, as well as field trips to various landmarks in Korea. You can learn more about the cultural activities here.
Please download this cost sheet for details on the estimate of costs for Summer 2018: (coming soon)
Binghamton and SUNY Scholarships
Students applying for this program are highly encouraged to apply for the:
Other scholarships, including nationwide scholarships like the Gilman, may be applicable to you. To search through scholarships for education abroad, search here.
Federal and New York State financial aid is generally applicable to study abroad programs. The amount of financial aid that you may be eligible to receive is of an individual nature. All students should print out the above estimate of costs sheet, bring it to the Financial Aid office, and consult with a counselor there about what the implications of this cost would be for them individually. The Binghamton Financial Aid Services Office is able to consider only the application of students matriculated at Binghamton for degree study.
When a student commits to an education abroad program in their Terra Dotta online program application, the Office of International Programs (IEGI) mirrors the Binghamton University Student Accounts refund policy for tuition, tuition differentials, and all program fees.
The Faculty Director for this program is Professor Sungdai Cho, Director of the Center for Korean Studies. If you have questions about course content, activities on site, or related information contact Professor Cho at email@example.com.
For questions related to the program application process, contact the program advisor, listed at the top of this page.
Applicants the KU ISC program can be from any major. No previous knowledge of Korean language is required. Applicants must complete BOTH the Binghamton University's application AND the Korea University International Summer Campus' online application, which will open January 8, 2018.