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Georgia Institute of Technology: Korean (Study Abroad)

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Location: 
Seoul, South Korea
Language: 
Korean
School: 
Georgia Institute of Technology
Dates of Program: 
June 3, 2019
  -  
July 26, 2019

 

 

Program Type: 
Summer Study Abroad
Program Level: 
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 2Year 3Year 4
Credits offered9-129-129-12
Number of Classroom Hours per week161616
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week202020
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week777
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week
Textbook: 

Year 2 Program:

  • KOR 2691 (3 credits, required): Seogang Korean 2A
  • KOR 2692 (3 credits, required): Seogang Korean 2B
  • KOR 3693 (3 credits, required): No required textbook
  • KOR 4813 (3 credits, optional): No required textbook

Year 3 Program:

  • KOR 3691 (3 credits, required): Business Korean
  • KOR 3692 (3 credits, required): No required textbook
  • KOR 3693 (3 credits, required): No required textbook
  • KOR 4813 (3 credits, optional): No required texbook

Year 4 Program:

  • KOR 3691 (3 credits, optional): Business Korean
  • KOR 3692 (3 credits, required): No required textbook
  • KOR 3693 (3 credits, required): No required textbook
  • KOR 4813 (3 credits, optional): No required texbook
Program Details: 

The Korea Language for Business and Technology (LBAT) program teaches language through content that focuses on the country's historical development, current issues, & business culture. Students will visit a mix of commercial and governmental institutions and NGOs to gain a heightened understanding of business operations as well as current technological and socioeconomic issues facing the host country. 

Please visit http://www.modlangs.gatech.edu/lbat/korea & http://www.modlangs.gatech.edu/projectgo for more details.

All Project GO programs provide funding for:

  • Tuition/fees
  • Room and Board
  • Travel to/from study location
  • Books
  • Insurance
  • Visa

The following costs will not be included in Project GO Funding: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents.

Please Note: Project GO participants planning to travel abroad MUST have a valid U.S. passport in their possession no later than 90 days before anticipated travel date. Many destinations require student visas, which take additional processing time. For further information, visit our FAQs.

Additional Details: 

Prerequisites: 

  • Year 2: 1st-year Korean (KOR 1002) or equivalent by the program start date.
  • Year 3: 2nd-year Korean (KOR 2002) or equivalent by the program start date.
  • Year 4: 3rd-year Korean (KOR 3001) or equivalent by the program start date.

Students who have not completed the necessary prereqs may contact the program director, Jong Lee, at jlee305@gatech.edu for a placement test.

Host Institution: Yonsei University

Lodging: Students will stay at Cozybox Guesthouse. Students will also have the option to participate in a weekend home-stay program.

Year 2 Academic Program:                                        

  • 9-12 credits; 8 weeks: 
    - KOR 2691: Intensive Intermediate Korean 1 (required course)
    - KOR 2692: Intensive Intermediate Korean 2 (required course)
    - KOR 3693: Exploring Modern Korea (required course)
    - KOR 4813: Creative Korean (optional course)
  • Cultural/business site visits & fieldwork to include: Samsung Electronics (Innovation Center), Electronic Telecommunication Research Institute, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, and Hyundai Automobile.

Year 3 Academic Program:

  • 9-12 credits; 8 weeks: 
    - KOR 3691: Business Korean (required course)
    - KOR 3692: Current Issues and Technology in Korea (required course)
    - KOR 3693: Exploring Modern Korea (required course)
    - KOR 4813: Creative Korean (optional course)
  • Cultural/business site visits & fieldwork to include: Samsung Electronics (Innovation Center), Electronic Telecommunication Research Institute, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, and Hyundai Automobile. etc..

Year 4 Academic Program:

  • 9-12 credits; 8 weeks: 
    - KOR 3691: Business Korean (optional course)
    - KOR 3692: Current Issues and Technology in Korea (required course)
    - KOR 3693: Exploring Modern Korea (required course)
    - KOR 4813: Creative Korean (required course)
  • Cultural/business site visits & fieldwork to include: Samsung Electronics (Innovation Center), Electronic Telecommunication Research Institute, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, and Hyundai Automobile. etc..

Tutoring: Both Year 2 & Year 3 Korean LBAT students are paired with students from host institution (Yonsei University) for the entire program, and Yonsei University graduate students provide individual tutoring sessions to promote sustained language use. For the Year 4 program, students may also be paired with Yonsei undergraduate students to complete a class project.

Additional Information: Be sure to read over the information on the website: http://www.modlangs.gatech.edu/projectgo & http://www.modlangs.gatech.edu/lbat/korea. You may also contact us at ProjectGO@modlangs.gatech.edu.

Application Deadline: 
January 18, 2019
Separate application?: 
Yes. Students interested in participating and receiving funding for this program must complete multiple applications. Please view application details below or contact the program coordinator for further information.
How to Apply: 

Prior to the scholarship application deadline, students only need to complete the online Project GO scholarship application. Students are also highly encouraged, but not required, to schedule a phone interview by emailing ProjectGO@modlangs.gatech.edu.Following the scholarship selection process, students who are awarded a scholarship by Georgia Tech will be given instructions on how to complete the separate application process to the correct Georgia Tech study abroad program. 

Name: 
Jesse Brannen
Phone: 
404-385-4643

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