Study Abroad in South Korea

South Korea

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Program dates: July 1- July 26, 2024 
Application deadline: May 1, 2024. Extended to May 3, 2024
Pre-departure orientation: May 11, 2024
Payment deadline: June 1, 2024


Program Overview: 

Students will join an international group of students from around the world to live and study at Sogong University for four weeks.You may take 1-2 classes, including Korean Language and/or one of the courses on the approved class list below. 

*Note: We are partnering with Pierce College to provide the Korean Language credits, so students who choose to take Korean will pay tuition for this course to Pierce and the Elective course tuition will be paid to Green River College. We will help you set up the payment through a consortium agreement so it is as easy as possible. 

Available course list and course numbers at Green River College (class offerings subject to change):

  1. Korean Language [Beginner-Intermediate] (KOREAN 121-123, via Pierce College)
  2. Gender, Race and Class (SOC&101)
  3. Statistics (MATH&146)
  4. Korean History (HIST 194)
  5. Korean Society (HIST 194)
  6. International Relations (POLS& 203)
  7. Big Data and AI (SDEV 121) - Newly added course!
  8. International Business (BUS 181) - Newly added course!


Location: Seoul, South Korea

Sogang University is a private university in the heart of Seoul with modern classroom facilities and a beautiful campus in walking distance to many cafes and restaurants.


You will live with a roommate in an international on-campus dormitory. The dormitory building is new, and has its own cafeteria, fitness center, laundry, chapel, and lounge for public use. Each room has beds, desks, chairs, wardrobes, shoes cabinets, internet cables, restrooms and shower rooms. There are 12 floors with an elevator.


You will have many opportunities to visit local cultural and historical sits of significance in Seoul, including weekly Friday field trips, bi-weekly "Buddy Activities" with local Korean students, and the option to participate in bi-weekly start-up club and E-Sports club activities. Special excursions include the Demilitarized Zone and K-Pop events

Free time:

You will have free time in the evenings and weekends to explore the city and region independently.

Eligibility Requirements:

Must be at least 17 years old to participate.

Must have completed at least 12 college level credits.

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Program Costs & Fees:

  Prices for 2 Classes (Korean + 1 Elective)

Prices for 1 Class (Korean or Elective)


Program Fee:

Paid to Sogang University

Approx imately $2,485*
(includes housing, instruction for 2 classes and activities)


(includes housing, instruction for 1 class and activities)


Paid to your home college or Pierce for Korean lang.


(for 10 credits awarded on your transcripts)


(for 10 credits awarded on your transcripts)


Administrative Fees:

Paid directly to Sogang University 


(due within 2 weeks of your acceptance into the program)


Additional Costs:

You must purchase these items on your own

Airfare (est. $1,300)
Medical Insurance (est. $75)

Meals- unfortunately the cafeteria will be closed in summer.

There are many cheap food options within a 5 minute walk of your dorms.


*Prices noted with a star (*) may vary based on exchange rate at time of payment, since you will pay to Sogang University in Korean currency

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Study Abroad Staff

Megan Swanson, Assistant Director, Study Abroad
Megan Swanson, Assistant Director of International Education
Office Location: IVD 114      Phone: 253-931-6845


Andres Montano Leal, Study Abroad, Program Assistant
Andres Montano Leal, International Education Program Manager 

Office Location: IVD 116        Phone: 253-931-6976

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