ISA Study Abroad in Seoul, South Korea
Seoul (pop. 10,442,426) is both the largest city and capital of South Korea. It enjoys a central location within East Asia with China on its west and Japan to its east. Seoul is truly a representative global city in the ways that it integrates tra... read more
I have wanted to go for 5 years when I started getting in touch with my Korean roots. So, it was definitely worthwhile, where I became even more familiar with the language and culture. I got to do so many cool things and loved every second there! I took opportunities and adventures that I never would have before and really pushe... Abigail Carey - Covenant College View Entire Review
I learnt that there are so many people from all over the world have the same interests as I am. I traveled everywhere with my friends and by myself and there are so much to see that you have to plan nicely to ensure that you didn't miss anything important. It is definitely worth it and I would go abroad again but maybe to a diff... A student - University of Tulsa View Entire Review
I learned to interact with people very different from me and gained confidence in myself of being able to act in unknown and unexpected situations. It was extremely worthwhile! Mari R - Konkuk University View Entire Review
I learned to take advantage of every opportunity available to try something new (zip-lining and hiking included!) Venus T - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned so much about myself I didn't know before and also gained many more things as a result as well. For example, I became more responsible and mature. I've learned not to be as rash and also to never give up and anything is possible when you put your mind to it! Niki B - Rosemont College View Entire Review
I learned to take risks and be more confident in myself and my abilities. Living and studying in Asia got me out of my comfort zone and I discovered that I can immensely enjoy living in a different culture with different people like South Korea. Definitely one of the best decisions I have made in my life so far by studying at Ko... Jei K - Georgia State University View Entire Review
I gained so many memories that I will never forget, plus a network of connections all across the world. It was worthwhile to meet new people and experience a different country together. Samantha M - Austin College View Entire Review
Absolutely! I gained so much knowledge on not only South Korea, but working for a boss when we don't speak the same language, and navigating the subway to get everywhere. Amy S - California Lutheran University View Entire Review
From my experience abroad I had to step out of my comfort zone and learn how to live in a completely new area. I also had to learn how to handle situations that were difficult by myself. Also I had to learn how to look at things from someone else's perspective and figure out how best to tutor English with a non-English speaking... A student - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned about the Korean culture and language and also learned how to live abroad on my own. I really enjoyed my time and would definitely go back one day. I learned in capable of living a fast paced life and how to maneuver in a foreign land. It was definitely worth while. Ashley L - Berea College View Entire Review
Worthwhile. I learned to be adaptive and flexible. I learned to land on my feet. bao.yang.758 - Mount Mary University View Entire Review
The most important thing that I learned was that the majority of people are, in one way or another, ignorant to how to treat someone unfaimilar to them as a human being rather than a spectacle, fetish, or means to their own personal gain. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained perspective. It was a fantastic experience. A student - University of Hartford View Entire Review
My trip abroad was worthwhile, no doubt!! I gained incredible friends that thought me a lot of their home countries - whether it was Korea, China or Spain. I gained culture customs I was not aware before, among other things. Jassmin P - Austin College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. Not only did I learn about Korea, but I learned about countries all over the world thanks to my international classmates. It was an awesome experience. Hannah P - University of California - Irvine View Entire Review
I gained my own Independence from studying abroad. Although I lived away from my home university I was always close enough to go home and to be able to drive home and back on the same day. Being abroad taught me how to budget and also prioritize my time wisely. Also to be open to trying new things and learning new things. Being ... Jessica K - University of California - Riverside View Entire Review
Seoul (pop. 10,442,426) is both the largest city and capital of South Korea. It enjoys a central location within East Asia with China on its west and Japan to its east. Seoul is truly a representative global city in the ways that it integrates traditional culture in contemporary life, making it an ideal place for students who are interested in studying abroad in South Korea to learn Korean language and traditional culture.
In addition to the unique classroom culture and college atmosphere on-campus, students will also explore the natural beauty of the country along with its royal palaces, Buddhist temples, and sleek skyscrapers, stellar subway system and cutting edge technology.
ISA Programs in Seoul include:
- Academic Year: Courses with Local in Multiple Disciplines
- Semester / Trimester: Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines
- Summer: Korean Language & Electives in English
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships
The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.
2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs
In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.
12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs
ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees
8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs