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  • Locations: Jeju Island, South Korea; Jeonju, South Korea; Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
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 Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Korean
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Host: Global Education Office Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program eligible for VA Benefits: Yes
Program Description:

Korean Language and Culture 

Korea, Summer 2022

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The 4-week Korean Language and Culture summer program aims at enhancing Korean linguistic and cultural competencies of beginning and 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 110 Beginning or KORE 201/202 Combined Intermediate Korean (6 credits)

Program Highlights

  • Class and housing at Mason Korea Campus in Songdo 
  • Six-day trip around South Korea
  • Day trips to Seoul: Seoul city, Changdeokgung Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage site), cooking class, etc. 
  • Cultural classes in traditional crafts and music


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

Minimum GPA: 2.25


6 credits

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

Course Options

  • Intermediate 1: KORE 201 + 300
    *prerequisite: KORE 110
  • Intermediate 2: KORE 202 + 300
    *prerequisite: KORE 201
  • KORE 300 (Korean Culture and Society) will be offered for both courses.

Program Dates*

Summer 2022: June 19 - July 16, 2022



Date Schedule
June 19 (Sunday) Arrival and orientation day at Mason Korean
Week 1 Language courses at Mason Korea in Songdo 
  • Monday, June 20: Songdo tour (after class) 
  • Friday, June 24 - Sunday, June 26: Seoul weekend excursion & tours
Week 2 Language courses at Mason Korea in Songdo
  • Saturday, July 2: DMZ tour 
  • Sunday, July 3: free day to pack for field trips 
Week 3 Excursions around South Korea: Jeonju, Jeju, etc. 
  • Monday, July 4 - Sunday, July 10: excursions around South Korea 
    • traditional city, temple stay
    • Wednesday, July 6 - Saturday, July 9: Jeju Island 
Week 4 Language courses at Mason Korea in Songdo
  • Tuesday, July 12: Incheon tour (after class) 
  • Friday, July 15: presentations 
July 16 Check out and departure 
Class Day Schedules: Morning Class- 9:00~11:30AM  / 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 2022: Coming soon!
Summer 2020: $4,200

The Program Cost for study abroad courses is assessed separately from Mason tuition and fees. This means separate charges will be put on your student account for this course, including a study abroad tuition charge and a study abroad program fee charge which together equals the published Program Cost for this course.

  • Application deposit
  • Tuition for 6 credits and mandatory fees
  • Accommodations
  • Some meals, including welcome and farewell dinners
  • All excursions/tours/activities as described in itinerary
  • Pre-departure orientation 
  • International emergency medical insurance.

Not included:
  • Airfare* 
  • Passport
  • Visa fees
  • Some meals 
  • Personal spending 
  • COVID-19 testing in the U.S. before departure
  • COVID-19 testing while abroad
  • Vaccinations
  • Required textbooks and/or course materials

*Note: This program does not include a group flight. Information regarding arrival times and location will be sent out to all participants after the application deadline. Do not purchase airfare until you receive the "Green Light for Flights" notice from the Global Education Office via email.

The notice will include information on the arrival/departure airports, flight times, and where to meet the group. Students who fail to follow the guidelines GEO sends out will be responsible for applicable costs of changing their flights. When the time comes to purchase airfare, GEO will be recommending the purchase of Flight Interruption and Cancellation Insurance. The “Green Light for Flights” email will provide additional information about this insurance.  

Program Payments

The full program fee is charged to your Mason Student Account. Students pay the Global Education Office (GEO) Program Fee as advertised in two payments (Application Deposit + Final Payment.)

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

Final Payment: The final balance payment is made through the Mason Bill+Payment system. Payment is due according to the Mason Payment Schedule. The amount due is the difference of your Program Cost minus the $200 you will have already paid, the Application Deposit.
Note: You can make your final payment in the Mason Bill+Payment system even if you do not see the GEO program charge on your student account. George Mason University applies payments to outstanding charges first. If you have an outstanding balance from a previous semester your payments will first go to paying that charge. You will still be responsible for the GEO charge.

Financial Aid: 
In most cases, financial aid (federal, state, institutional financial aid, scholarships, grants or loans) can be used to finance study abroad. It is the student’s responsibility to check with the Office of Financial Aid to review their financial aid package. The Office of Financial Aid is the only office that can determine your aid eligibility.
Meeting with your financial aid officer prior to applying to study abroad will help you understand if, how much, and when your aid can be used to study abroad.
Confirmation of your financial aid award may not be available until registration and billing for the term in question is final. If aid eligibility changes, or the amount of aid disbursed is lower than anticipated, students are responsible for all remaining account balances or risk late fees, holds on their accounts, and program dismissal.
To assist students in the processing of their financial aid, GEO will communicate with the Office of Financial aid those students who plan to utilize financial aid for their specific study abroad program through their application with GEO.  Please note there is no guarantee to students that their aid can be utilized for their specific study abroad program.

If you plan to use federal, state, institutional financial aid, scholarships, grants or loans to finance your study abroad you must: 
  • Mark “Yes” to “Do you plan to use Financial Aid to finance your program (federal, state, institutional financial aid, scholarships, grants or loans)?” in your profile in

After acceptance:

* Students must be enrolled at least half-time for federal loans and the majority of grant funds. Please refer to the Financial Aid Website for a definition of half-time for undergraduate and graduate students:

VA Benefits: The Veterans Administration determines if a program is eligible to receive VA benefit payments based on the participants VA education program. Use of benefits is dependent on type of benefit and type of program. If you plan to use VA benefits to finance study abroad contact your program officer at to request the "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form." You will complete that form with Mason’s Office of Military Services. To contact Military Services be sure to email them directly at

Withdrawal and Refund Policy: All participants are bound by the Mason GEO Withdrawal and Refund Policy.

Payment Instructions

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



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


Application Deadline:

March 10


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.

Additional requirements for non-Mason applicants:

  1. Official transcript: To be mailed or emailed to the Global Education Office at George Mason University.
  2. 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 

GEO Program Administrator

Name Allie Wallace
Phone 703-993-3082

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/10/2022 ** Rolling Admission 06/19/2022 07/16/2022

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.