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  • Locations: Jeonju, South Korea; Seoul, South Korea; Songdo, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
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Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.25 Language of Instruction: Korean
Housing: Campus Housing Number of Credits Offered: 6
Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, Non-Degree Seeking Type of Program: Faculty-led
Language Courses Offered: Korean Area of Study: Korean
Study Abroad Host: Global Education Office Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:

Korean Language in Songdo

Korea, Summer 2018

Korean Language
The 4-week Korean Language and Culture summer program aims at enhancing Korean linguistic and cultural competencies of intermediate, and high-intermediate level students by offering fully immersive Korean language classes and cultural activities. Students can select language tracks based on their proficiency levels and prior coursework: KORE 210/250 Combined Intermediate Korean (6 credits), or KORE 250/330 Combined High Intermediate Korean. The program takes place at George Mason's Korea campus in Songdo, South Korea.
 

Program Highlights

Eligibility

This program is open to all undergraduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University.

Minimum GPA: 2.25

Credits

6 credits


Students will choose one of two language tracks: Intermediate or High Intermediate.
 

Course Options

  • Intermediate: KORE 210 + KORE 250  = 6 credits
    • Prerequisite: KORE 110  
  • High Intermediate: KORE 250 + KORE 330  = 6 credits
    • Prerequisite: KORE 210
 

Program Dates*

July 1- July 28, 2018

Itinerary

Date Schedule
July 1 (Sun) Arrival and Check-in
July 2 (Mon) Class, Welcome Dinner
July 3 (Tue) Class
July 4 (Wed) Class
Cultural Activity: Making Traditional Fan
July 5 (Thu) Class
July 6 (Fri) Class
July 7 (Sat) Seoul Tour (Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, and Bukchon)
July 8 (Sun) Free day
July 9 (Mon) Class
Cultural Activity: Making Traditional Paper Box
July 10 (Tue) Class
July 11 (Wed) Class
Excursion to Jeonju (Traditional Korean Old City)
July 12 (Thu) Jeonju
July 13 (Fri) Jeonju
July 14 (Sat) Free Day
July 15 (Sun) Free day
July 16 (Mon) Class
Cultural Activity: Making Traditional Fan
July 17 (Tue) Class
July 18 (Wed) Nanta Show (Korean drum performance)
July 19 (Thu) Class
July 20 (Fri) Class
July 21 (Sat) Excursion: Tour of DMZ (Demilitarized zone) and JSA (Joint Security Area)
July 22 (Sun) Free day
July 23 (Mon) Class
Guest Lecture K-Pop Culture
July 24 (Tue) Class
July 25 (Wed) Class
July 26 (Thu) Class
 July 27 (Fri) Class, Farewell Party
July 28 (Sat) Check-out and departure
Class Day Schedules: Morning Class- 9:15~12:15 / Lunch- 12:15~1:30 / Afternoon Class- 1:30~3:30
 
* Dates and itinerary subject to change. The Global Education Office reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, and/or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Program Cost

Summer 2018: $4,230

Included: Tuition for 6 credits, accommodations, welcome and farewell dinners, some meals, all excursions/tours/activities as described in itinerary, international emergency medical insurance.

Not included: Airfare*, passport and visa fees, other transportation, some meals, personal spending, required textbooks and/or course materials.

*Participants must arrange their own airfare once instructed to do so by the Mason Global Education Office.

Program Payments

Students on MasonGEO programs must pay the advertised program cost in order to participate. This cost will be made in three payments (Deposit + First Payment + Final Payment). Students using financial aid can provide additional paperwork in lieu of deposit and final balance payments.

Application Deposit: A non-refundable program deposit $200 must be received by the application deadline. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee.

First Payment: A non-refundable payment of $1000 must be received by March 11, 2018 in order to confirm your enrollment in the program. Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

Final Payment: The final balance payment is due by April 8, 2018. This is the difference of your Program Cost minus the $1200 you've already paid (Deposit + First Payment). Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

Financial Aid and VA Benefits: Students who intend to use financial aid or their VA benefits to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must have the "Intent to Use Financial Aid" or "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form" completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the First Payment deadline. The "Intent to Use Financial Aid" form is available in the MasonAbroad application system once you have started your application for this program. If you are using VA Benefits please contact your program officer to request the "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form."

Payment Instructions

For more information on payments, financial aid, and information for non-Mason students:
Payments

Scholarships

GEO offers a number of need- and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:
Scholarships

Application Deadline:

Sunday, March 4, 2018

 

Application requirements:*

Program Deposit: $200 for all applicants.

Course Selection Questionnaire: You will choose the course(s) you would like to be receive credit for on this program. Check the "Academics" tab to see what courses are offered on this program. If you need help selecting your course, check with your academic advisor.

Passport Status Questionnaire: You do not need a passport to complete this questionnaire or the application. However, if you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now. The Global Education Office offers Passport Grants to help.

Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents regarding the acknowledgement of risk, the pre-departure orientation, and your financial responsibility.

Intent to Use Financial Aid Form: For Mason students only. If you use financial aid, this form must be completed by your financial aid counselor and submitted by the 1st payment deadline.

Additional requirements for non-Mason applicants:

Official transcript: To be mailed or emailed to the Global Education Office at George Mason University.

Non-degree Contract Course/Admission Form: Please complete the form and upload it into the questionnaire.

* Additional application requirements may apply to individual programs. Once you open your application, you will see all application requirements.
 

Application instructions:

Academic Director

  Dae Yong Kim
Name Dae Yong Kim
Email dkim88@gmu.edu

GEO Program Officer

 
  Denise Elles-Mdahuar Photo
Name Denis Elles-Mdahaur
Email dellesmd@gmu.edu
Phone 703-993-2155
  Make an appointment



 
 

 



Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.