Taste of South Korea: Culture, Language, and Education

  1. Program Details

    In the past decade South Korea has established itself 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
    Term Summer Session
    Housing Dormitory, Hotel
    Credit Type Resident Credit
    Sponsor College of Education and Human Development

    Program Eligibility

    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
  2. About Taste of South Korea: Culture, Language, and Education

    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.

    Housing & Meals

    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.

    Application Deadline

    March 15, 2020

    Program Dates

    July 30 - August 21, 2020

     

    Please note that 3 pre-departure meetings will be required during the spring semester.

    Academics

    EDHD 3100 or EDHD 5100:
    This course takes a systematic look at different aspects of the Korean culture, language, and educational system. The course will examine the historical background of Korean, its international status, and current social, political and educational policies.
     
    As a part of this course, students will be required to meet 3 times before program departure. Meetings will be arranged with students, and will be on campus. Some reading and assignments will be due before departure.

    Program Leader

    Marina Aleixo
    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.

    Excursions

    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

    Program Fee

    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.

    More Information

    Please contact Marina Aleixo

  3. Prepare

    Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
    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
    Country South Korea

    Note: If the specific track and term of the affiliated program you wish to apply to cannot be found within the application system, select “Program Not Found” on the application, and enter your specific application information in the fields given to request an application. Our staff will review your application and update your program, track, and term information.

    Submit

    University of Minnesota Student—apply

    Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee.

    When you submit your online application, you will be assigned an application checklist that includes:

    • First Step session
    • University of Minnesota Student Release and Waiver Form

    Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist.

     

    Non-University of Minnesota Student—apply

    Once you submit your application, Learning Abroad Center staff will create a University of Minnesota student internet account for you. You will use this account to access the Education Abroad Application System, and other University of Minnesota services. You will be charged a $50 application fee for this program.

    Our staff will contact you within 2–3 business days with your internet account information, and additional application instructions.

    Once you submit your application, Learning Abroad Center staff will create a University of Minnesota student internet account for you. You will use this account to access the Education Abroad Application System, and other University of Minnesota services. You will be charged a $50 application fee for this program. Our staff will contact you within 2–3 business days with your internet account information, and additional application instructions.

    Next Steps

    1. You will receive an automated email message indicating your application was received.
    2. Follow the instructions on your application checklist to submit the Student Release and Waiver Form.
    3. Your application is not considered complete until the form has been received and you have completed the First Step module. Your completed application will be forwarded to the program leader in the sponsoring college/department for review.
    4. The program leader will notify the Learning Abroad Center of acceptance decisions. If accepted, you will be notified via email and assigned a confirmation checklist, which includes:
      • Health Information Form
      • Confirmation and Payment Agreement
      • Online Health & Safety Orientation
    5. Login to the online application to review the confirmation checklist and submit the required items.
    6. Once you submit all items, your participation will be confirmed and your student account will be billed for the program deposit.
    7. If you decide not to continue with the application process, log into the online application and submit a Cancel Request. You must also notify your program leader of your cancellation.