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You are viewing a “brochure page” for a specific WSU affiliated program. Use the information and links below to learn more about this program, please note that links may take you to external websites.

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· Only begin an application when you have determined the program you wish to pursue.

· No application fee for simply starting an application! The Global Learning Application fee is charged only once you are committed to your program and the application deadline has passed.

· Depending on your program type you may have a non-WSU application to complete as well.

  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: WSU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English Only
Academic Focus: Business and Economics Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Description:


South Korea TempleKorea is an ideal location for learning about the global business of leading technology companies.  It is one of the unique high-income developed country with an emerging economy (Standard & Poor, 2011) and home of some of the most respected companies in the world such as Samsung, LG, and Hyundai, among others.  Korea is also one of the world’s oldest civilizations with a history of nearly 5,000 years. Its rich cultural heritage makes Korea an excellent location for studying Asian culture and business.

The Business in Korea program is offered at the Campus of Korea University in Seoul.  Seoul is the capital of Korea with an exciting city-life, and nearby beaches and mountain ranges. In Seoul, students can visit the palaces, temples, and theme parks where the Korean (pop) culture can be experienced.  As Seoul is an international city, students can also experience various international cuisines as well Korean cuisines.  Seoul has four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  

The high speed train enables students to make weekend excursions to diverse tourist destinations such as Kyungju, ancient city of almost 2,000 years old and Busan, second largest city with beautiful beaches, and industrial cities where one of the largest ship building companies and one of the largest steel companies in the world are located.

The host university offers a buddy program so that students can get comfortable with the new environment.  It also offers various weekend programs for cultural social experiences via different clubs such as hip-hop dancing, basketball, guitar and taekwondo.  WSU students will visit the Joint Security Area, known and Panmunjom, and the De-Militarized Zone and experience the current political situation between South Korea and North Korea.

WSU Sponsoring Unit: Carson College of Business
External Partner: 
Korea University

Program Dates:   6/25 - 8/3/2018
Program Eligibility Requirements:
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application.
  • Be 18 years or older at the time of the program.
  • Be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Be a current WSU student (matriculating or non-degree seeking).
  • Program Specific Requirements:
    • Students must be certified or eligible to certify into any WSU Major.
    • All prereq classes must be completed prior to program departure.
Please Note: a minimum number of participants is needed for this program.


Cost Information

Total Program Cost Estimate (fixed program and estimated additional expenses): $9,617

Program costs are categorized as those billed by WSU (Fixed Expenses) and those not billed by WSU (Estimated Additional Expenses).  A breakdown of these costs can be found below. For payment due dates please scroll to the “Billing Schedule”.

Fixed Expenses Billed by WSU

Participation Expense* $3,868
WSU Tuition- 3 credits  $1,482
Global Learning Application Fee $125
International Insurance Fee $82
     Total Paid to WSU $5,557

 *Participation Expense includes excursions, accommodation, and program related in-country travel.

Estimated Additional Expenses*

Personal Expenses       $1,500
International Airfare $1,500
Books and Supplies $0
U.S. Passport** $140
Additional Meals $920
     Total Estimated Additional Expenses $4,060

*All additional costs are ESTIMATED and may vary. These costs are not billed by WSU and are the sole responsibility of the participant.
**Please see the “Destination” tab for additional passport and visa information.

Billing Schedule:

This billing schedule is for the Fixed Expenses billed by WSU only and does not include Estimated Additional Expenses that are the responsibility of the participant.

Financially Responsible as of: Feb 1, 2018
Program Fee Date Billed Date Due
 Participation Expense 1st Payment  $500 Feb 19, 2018
Feb 23, 2018
 Application Fee  $125
 International Insurance  $82
 Participation Expense 2nd Payment  $3,368 March 16, 2018
 WSU Tuition*  $1,482 (3 credits) 
Refund Policy: Participants are responsible for the Fixed Expenses of the program once they have committed to the program application and the application deadline has passed.

Financial Aid Disbursement Alert: Participants eligible for financial aid can use aid toward this program. Please note that per federal regulations, financial aid is released on the first day of the regular WSU semester, or ten days prior to the participant’s program start date, whichever is LATER. Program payment due dates may be before aid is released.  Participants must budget accordingly.




This is a 6 or 9 credit program. Students MUST select 1 WSU class and then 1 or 2 classes taught at Korea University. 

WSU Courses (select 1):  
  • MGTOP 412: Data Analytics and Business Forecasting
  • MGTOP 496: Doing Business in Korea

Non- WSU Courses (taught at Korea University, select 1 or 2):
  • Acctg 231
  • MGMT 450
  • FIN 425
  • FIN 325
  • FIN 427
  • IBUS 482
  • MKTG 407
  • MKTG 360
  • ECON 311

Course Pre-requisites:
  • See your academic advisor or course guide for more information on pre-requisites
Grades and GPA:

All courses will calculate into student’s WSU cumulative GPA unless noted as a “Non-WSU Course”.

Non-WSU Courses:
  • Will not calculate into student’s cumulative WSU GPA, but will factor into Major and Minor GPA’s.
  • Courses and grades will appear on MyWSU and WSU transcript.
  • These have a non WSU transcript provided.   Participants should anticipate transcripts taking two to four months to arrive at WSU.



Faculty-led Orientations

All faculty-led participants are required to attend the orientation sessions listed below prior to departure.  Participants will be notified regarding the date and times for those orientations which are not noted as being online after the program has been officially confirmed.
  • Faculty-Led and Financial Planning: This is an online training that is a required application component that provides additional details on the application process, costs of the program, billing, financial aid, and other relevant information. This training is accessible once an application is started.
  • Global Learning Pre-Departure Orientation: There is an online session that participants will have access to in the final stages of their Global Learning application.  Additionally, there is an in person country specific component.
  • Faculty Directed Orientation: These take place over multiple sessions and will be planned by the program faculty director.


Destination Details

Site Descriptions

5171739252Located in the northwestern part of South Korea, Seoul rests by the Han River. Seoul's history extends back thousands of years and today it is considered a leading global city. It is a leader in technology, business, and infrastructure. Seoul has numerous parks, museums, landmarks, and mountains nearby for people to visit.
  • Language: Korean is primarily spoken.
  • Currency: South Korean Won (Compare to U.S. Dollars)
  • City Size: Seoul is a megacity, with an estimated population of 10,117,909 people as of an October 31, 2014 study.
  • Weather: Seoul has a humid climate and the average temperature in May is 55-73°F, while in June the average temperatures range from 64-81°F.

 Accommodation Information:
While in South Korea, students will live in a double occupancy dormitory on campus. Most accessories will be provided like bed linens and access to internet.

Students will be responsible for all meals while in South Korea. Please budget accordingly depending on your personal needs. A sample budget amount can be found in the "Estimated Additional Expenses" on the Cost Tab. This should include estimated money for meals and personal spending.


Passport & Visa Details

It is each participant’s responsibility to acquire a valid passport to travel internationally.
United States citizens can use the links below for information on how and where to apply for a United States passport:
Unless otherwise noted below, it is the responsibility of the participant to determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program based on their nationality, and to apply for any such visas.  Some visas may require a fee or that applicants travel to the nearest Consulate or Embassy to apply in person.

United States citizens can use the link below to determine if a visa is required for the destination and how to acquire the necessary visa. 
  • United States Department of State
  • Korea does not require a visa for U.S. citizens for a stay up to 90 days (as of August 2015).
    • Please Note: Information presented here may change, regardless of what is stated here YOU are responsible for ensuring you have any required visa and for any visa costs.
Non-United States citizens are required to meet with the Global Services Department for United States entry and exit requirements.  Check visa requirements for your host country/countries based on your country of citizenship.



How to Apply

Before the Deadline:
  • Please Note: There is no application fee for starting an application.
  1. Click "Apply Now" to begin an application.  You will be in "Application Phase." Complete the application materials:
  • Signature Documents
  • Questionnaires
  • Material Submissions (Electronic and/or Physical)
  • Online Trainings
  • In-Person Meetings (if applicable)
Please Note: Items which say “NOT Required by Deadline” can be submitted after the deadline but are due before you depart to go abroad.
  1. Once all materials have been completed, your application will be moved to either the “pending” or “accepted” phase. 
  • “Accepted” Phase: your application has met all Global Learning and program specific requirements and you have been accepted to the program, conditional on whether or not you commit by the deadline.
  • “Pending” Phase: your application has met all Global Learning and program specific requirements, and your application is being reviewed before your participation is determined.  After review, if you are accepted your application will move to the “Accepted” phase.
  1. Commit to the program: Once in the “accepted” phase, you will see a box appear asking you to “Commit” or “Decline” your participation on the program. 
  • If you click “Commit”: you have committed to participate in your program and accept all responsibilities associated with commitment.
  • If you click “Decline”: your application will be withdrawn.
After the Deadline:
  1. After you commit and are in "Committed phase", complete:
  • Required orientations (see “Orientation” tab for more information)
  • Remaining or new applications items (questionnaires or material items) which were not due before the deadline.
  • Any requested material items specific to your program.
  1. Prepare to Depart!
  • Apply for a visa (if required)
  • Buy airfare (if not included in your program)
  • Start packing!


How to Fund Your Program

Financial Planning: Know Your Budget!
  1. Review the costs and payment due dates of this program carefully
  2. Financial Aid recipients should speak with Student Financial Services
  3. Review your Faculty-Led and Financial Planning (FLFP) training (see orientations tab)
  4. Discuss fees and expenses with any financial contributors (i.e. spouse, parents, guardians)
  5. Know what funds you have to spend before and during the program
  6. Create your budget
  7. Explore additional financing (scholarships, funding sources, etc.)
Explore Scholarships: Community Resources:
Consider asking your home or college community groups and organizations about additional funding resources. Groups may include:
  • Rotary International, Kiwanis, Sorority or Fraternity or Religious Organizations
  • Private Businesses
  • Online Fundraising


Contact Information

Faculty Director: 
Dr. Sung Ahn 

CCB International Study Abroad Advisor:
Courtney A. Jackson

Global Learning Department:


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.