In the past decade South Korea has established itself as an international academic superpower. This program will explore South Korean education and the history of education reform that led to this international educational dominance.
This program is administered by College of Education & Human Development. Applications are processed by the Learning Abroad Center.
|Location||Seoul, South Korea|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||College of Education and Human Development|
|GPA||2.5 or program leader permission|
|Student Type||UofM Students, Non UofM Students|
|Student Year||Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
This program will explore South Korean culture, language, and education. Seminars will focus on different aspects of Korean culture, including language, food, Taekwondo, and music. In addition seminars will also explore the unique aspects if Korean education. Students will have the opportunity to visit Elementary and Secondary public schools, Hagwons (tutoring center), Seoul National University. All program site visits are part of the program fee, and include visits to historical palaces and cultural events. The program will also allow free time so participants to explore the city and immerse themselves within the local community.
Students will stay at the SNUE student dorms. SNUE is one of CEHD's international partner universities.
Most week day meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and some dinners). No weekend meals included.
During the Jeju Island experience, students will stay in hotels.
March 15, 2020
July 30 - August 21, 2020
Please note that 3 pre-departure meetings will be required during the spring semester.
Marina B. Aleixo is Program Director in the Office of International Initiatives and Relations at the CEHD. Dr. Aleixo received her doctorate from the University of Minnesota in Education, Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Second Languages and Cultures Education. For the past four years Dr. Aleixo has led the Global Teacher Education Program (GTEP) in partnership with Seoul National University of Education.
Although final decisions on excursions are still pending, they may include: Insa Dong Shopping Street, Seoul National University, Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, Jongmyo Shrine, Changgyeinggung Palace, Ministry of Education, Hagwons, Busan, etc
The program fee generally includes tuition and registration fees, orientation and international health insurance. It may also include airfare, housing, excursions and some or all meals. The Jeju Island experience is also included in the fee. Check with the program leader for the exact program fee and what is included.
Please contact Marina Aleixo
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||Summer 2020|
|Program Name||Taste of South Korea: Culture, Language, and Education|
|Track Name||Taste of South Korea: Culture, Language, and Education|
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist.