The Experiment: South Korea: Peacebuilding & Contemporary Culture

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Journey through Korea’s past and present during a high school summer abroad program focused on peace studies and cultural immersion. The program’s different components and excursions to different regions will provide you with diverse perspectives ... read more

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Journey through Korea’s past and present during a high school summer abroad program focused on peace studies and cultural immersion. The program’s different components and excursions to different regions will provide you with diverse perspectives on contemporary life in Korea and the country’s ongoing pursuit of peace and development. Deepen your knowledge of Korea’s socio-political development by engaging with historians, economists, and prominent members of civil society.Throughout the program, you will be immersed in contemporary South Korean life and culture. Following the multiday orientation in Seoul—the country’s political, economic, and cultural center—live with a Korean host family in Jeonju or Busan, participating in their daily activities. Learn about religious traditions and the art of meditation alongside Buddhist monks during the program’s temple stay. Near the end of the program, experience the beautiful landscapes, coastal towns, and national parks of mountainous Gangwon province during an exploration of the country’s northeast.The program includes survival Korean language instruction, visits to important historical and cultural sites such as palaces and museums, a community service project arranged by a local organization, and numerous opportunities to experience Korean food and popular culture.

Program Type(s):
High School
Program Length(s):
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • Korean
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Studies
Year Founded:
1932
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