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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 Description:

Korean Language and Culture 

Korea, Summer 2020

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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 201/202 Combined Intermediate Korean (6 credits), or KORE 202/330 Combined High Intermediate Korean. 

Program Highlights


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

  • Beginning:
    • KORE 110 = 6 credits
  • Intermediate: KORE 201 + KORE 202  = 6 credits
    • Prerequisite: KORE 110  

Program Dates*

Mid June - Mid July 


Itinerary (2019)

Date Schedule
June 23 (Sunday) Arrival and orientation day
June 24 (Monday) Class and welcome party
June 25 (Tuesday) Class
June 26 (Wednesday) Class
June 27 (Thursday) Class
June 28 (Friday) Seoul Tour
June 29 (Saturday) DMZ Tour
June 30 (Sunday) Free day
July 1 (Monday) Class
July 2 (Tuesday) Class
Cultural Activity: Calligraphy) 
July 3 (Wednesday) Class
July 4 (Thursday) Class
July 5 (Friday) Class
July 6 (Saturday) Jeonju Trip
July 7 (Sunday) Jeonju Trip
July 8 (Monday) Jeonju trip and depart for Jeju
July 9 (Tuesday) Jeju Island Trip
July 10 (Wednesday) Jeju Island Trip
July 11 (Thursday) Jeju Island Trip
July 12 (Friday) Jeju Island trip and return to Seoul
July 13 (Saturday) Free day
July 14 (Sunday) Free day
July 15 (Monday) Class
July 16 (Tuesday) Class
July 17 (Wednesday) Class; Nanta Show
July 18 (Thursday) Class; Exploring Incheon
July 19 (Friday) Class, Farewell Party
July 20 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 2020: $4,200

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 22, 2020. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee. Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

In the event that a student’s financial aid or VA Benefits is estimated to cover the entire costs of the study abroad program, the entire charge will be posted to their student account, since that is where the aid will be applied. In this case students do not pay their first payment through MasonAbroad. However students must submit their “Intent to Use Financial Aid” form by the first deposit deadline.​

Final Payment: The final balance payment is due by April 19, 2020. 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 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."

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 8, 2020


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

Name Dr. Hei Sook Yoo 

GEO Program Administrator

Name Andrew Miller
Phone 703-993-5013

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/08/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.