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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Apps for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Derek Shepard Program type: Direct Enroll
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Open to Non-UNC students: No Graduate courses available: No
Language prerequisite: No Language of instruction: English, Korean
Click here for a definition of this term Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship Eligible: Yes Summer Program Duration: 5-6 Weeks
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

Korea University (International Summer Campus)

This program is eligible for the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship
Korea University's International Summer Campus (ISC) is an excellent opportunity for Carolina students to live and learn in South Korea with students and faculty from all over the world. Students from over 220 institutions and from 35 countries participate on this program! Students attend from North American Institutions (60%), Singapore and Hong Kong (35%), the UK (10%), and other parts of the world. International students, along with local KU students, take courses from over 120 course offerings, all taught in English. Korean language courses are also available. 

Note: UNC Department of Psychology faculty members teach at KU's ISC each summer, and this program is highly recommended for Carolina students seeking UNC graded psychology credit abroad, although all majors are welcome! Participants are free to choose from the full ISC course catalog, but many of ISC’s psychology courses have been pre-approved for psychology major/minor credit.  


KU was originally founded in 1905 as Bosung College; the college was renamed Korea University in 1946. Currently, there are over 35,500 students at KU, including approximately 25,700 undergraduates. KU has 17 colleges and divisions, 52 departments, and 17 graduate schools. Colleges and divisions include: Liberal Arts, Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Political Science and Economics, Science, Information and Communication, Art and Design, Media and Communication, International Studies, Information Security, Health Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Education, Nursing, Business, Law, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The East Asiatic Research Center and the Korean Cultural Research Center are just two of KU’s numerous research centers housed between its Anam Campus (main), Sejong Campus (adjacent to Anam and connected by shuttle bus), and three auxiliary hospitals.

KU is located just east of downtown Seoul.  

Courses & Credits

The KU International Summer Campus program offers 4-week and 6-week courses. Students can choose to take two or three courses. You are encouraged to choose solely from the 6-week courses, but may choose one 4-week course at the maximum. Classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday, and an array of cultural events and activities are available on Fridays.  Faculty are recruited to teach at KU ISC from prestigious institutions such as Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge, Cornell, the National University of Singapore, and others. 

Full list of course offerings - includes instructor information and syllabi.

Students seeking psychology credit: Please see this list of courses and how those courses count toward the BA and BS in Psychology here at UNC (KoreaUnivCourseApprovalsTable.pdf). Ask your Study Abroad Advisor if you have any questions! 

MOST courses in this program are Transfer Credit.

SOME courses in this program are UNC Graded Credit.
UNC Graded Credit Programs (often taught by UNC Faculty): No action required
  • These courses automatically show up on your Tar Heel Tracker and UNC Transcript.
  • You will receive a letter grade for those courses, and this does affect your GPA.
  • For Summer 2018, these courses include: PSYC 101(General Psychology), PSYC 250 (Human Development), PSYC 500 (Developmental Psychopathology)


Please note that for Summer 2021, on-campus housing is NOT available. Students who participate on this program are encouraged to start early and find independent housing for the 6-week duration. 

Students participating in the International Summer Campus can choose between the International House (single and double rooms) or Frontier House (double rooms) on campus, or they can find their own off-campus housing.

If interested in on-campus housing, students should apply as soon as possible after being approved by UNC as space is limited! 

Program Costs

This program is eligible for the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship
Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad

Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. Follow the instructions on your UNC application to submit the supplemental application required by the partner institution.
  3. In order to participate in the program, both the Study Abroad Office and partner institution must accept your application. Note that decision notification timelines may differ.

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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

Apps for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1