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  • Locations: Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0
Housing Option: Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Aerospace Engineering, Aviation Department, Computer Science and Engineering, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Engineering, Integrated Systems Engineering, International Studies, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enroll
Click here for a definition of this term Summer Session: 4W3 Four Week Session 3 Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Engineering
Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Leslie Roberts
Program Description:




The International Summer Program is specially designed by Korea Aerospace University (KAU) for students with an interest in both Aerospace/Aviation and Korea. All courses are conducted in English and taught by professors from KAU and visiting professors from partner universities. KAU's summer program offers students from all over the world the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure. Site visits include touring the Incheon Airport and Korean Air Headquarters. The 2019 program flyer is available here: KAU ISP 2019.pdf

You can read more about the student experience.


The program takes place at Korea Aerospace University located just on the outskirts of the city of Seoul, South Korea. KAU has easy access to the Seoul public transit system including Metro and buses. KAU has approximately 6,400 students in several departments including Air Traffic Control and Flight Operations. It also has its own airport and flight training facilities on campus. 


Students will stay in the campus dormitory housing in shared rooms which are equipped with air conditioning and wi-fi. Students may choose between twin and quad rooms. The dormatory is staffed 24/7 and features fingerprint security access. The dorms have laundry facilities. Please note on your supplemental KAU application if you would like to request to stay with another Ohio State student or friend. 

Meals can be purchased in the cafeteria or you can choose to eat very close off-campus or make your own food.

Education Abroad Coordinator

Leslie Roberts



Courses and Credit

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; students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to 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

Admitted participants are required to register for 6 credits of ENGR 5797.04, a temporary placeholder course.  

All courses at KAU are taught in English and use traditional delivery methods in well-equipped classrooms. Students will choose two courses from the KAU offerings listed below.

More information on the courses, including the schedule can be found on the KAU website.
  • Aviation Business Management
  • Aviation Safety and Security
  • Airport Management
  • Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
  • Air Cargo Management
  • Transportation Principles
  • Korean Language Level 1



Application Requirement

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must be in good academic standing with an interest in Aviation/Aerospace and the international elements of both. Students must 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.

This program also requires a Supplemental Application which will be submitted directly to KAU. The supplemental application is also due by the OIA deadline of March 1st.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline. 


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs

Students will be responsible for paying the KAU program fee and international insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2019.

The KAU program fee information can be found online here.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification from Ohio State, they will be held responsible for a $200 cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.




Information Sessions

  • See Leslie Roberts in Enarson Classroom Building during walk-in advising hours every Wednesday from 1-4pm to discuss the program further.


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (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.


None at this time.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019
03/15/2019 06/30/2019 07/19/2019
NOTE: Program dates include travel to and from the U.S.
Summer 2020 01/02/2020 01/23/2020 TBA TBA

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