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In cooperation with International Studies Abroad (ISA), Ohio State presents a unique opportunity for students to enroll in the Business Courses in English with Locals and Korean Language program at Konkuk University.
Seoul (population 10,421,782) 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. Students will explore the natural beauty of the country along with its royal palaces, Buddhist temples, and sleek skyscrapers.
Students participating in programs at Konkuk University will stay in the KU:L House, the Konkuk University Student Dormitory. ISA students will live amongst Korean and International students. Each double occupancy room includes an internet connection, cable TV with 54 channels, air conditioning, and a shared refrigerator on each floor. Each room has a private bathroom with shower, and is located near the center of campus.
Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
Be approved via the credit evaluation process (for non-language courses, only); students are strongly encouraged to do this priorto submitting their applications.
Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
Completion of the credit evaluation process does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students are encouraged to have multiple back-up courses approved. Students who cancel their participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy.
Students can take one Korean language course along with three or four elective courses taught in English, or take all their courses in English. This program focuses primarily on Business, Economics, and Korean language, although there are several courses in other fields, offered each semester. Please visit ISA for course listings and descriptions. All students taking language courses will be required to take a language placement test upon their return to Ohio State in order to establish course equivalencies and proper placement for continued language instruction.
Students are required to obtain approval from Ohio State before starting an ISA application. In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must be sophomore rank, maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.
Applicants are required to submit TWO applications:
1. OIA education abroad application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);
2. ISA application.
IMPORTANT: Both applications must be submitted by the Ohio State application deadline.
Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Students will pay the ISA program fee (minus a $200 discount given to OSU students) and GeoBlue international insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on a university-approved, third-party provider or direct enroll program is in effect until June 30, 2021. The ISA program fees include in-country tuition, lodging, most meals, on-site orientation, some excursions, and airport transfer. Airfare, books and supplies, local transportation, personal expenses, and independent travel are not included in the program fee.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification from OSU, they will be held responsible for a $200 cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed. After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM in 179 Enarson Classroom Building
An ISA representative will be on campus to hold drop-in advising hours. Sign in at the front desk in Room 140 Enarson Classroom Building.
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
NOTE: Dates are tentative. Interested in an Academic Year program? Semester + Semester Programs Available: Students may participate in the Spring + Fall (Late February - Mid December) OR the Fall + Spring (Late August - Mid June) sessions of this program by selecting their two semesters of interest when submitting the initial ISA online application.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.