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South Korea Scolarship Program

The following is a sample of tentative lectures, activities, and excursions the program will provide. A final itinerary will be posted closer to departure.

*Please note that these are subject to change.

Sample Lectures

Sample Activities and Excursions

Shinchon Tour
Shinchon refers to the area around Yonsei University as well as Ewha Woman’s University and Sogang University. Here you will find numerous coffee lounges, restaurants, snack bars, beauty salons, clothing and accessory shops, cinemas, theaters, jazz cafes, department stores, and shopping centers all catering to students.

Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tour
One of the quintessential things for all people visiting Korea to see, this excursion typically includes visits to: Imjingak, Freedom Village, The 3rd tunnel, The Bridge of No Return, Panmujeon and more. Arrangements will be made by the Korea Foundation with assistance from the U.S. Army, details are subject to change.

DMZ Tour

City tours in Seoul
Students will tour sites of historic and cultural importance by bus and on foot.

Homestay with South Korean Family
A highlight of the program, allowing students to immerse themselves further into the Korean culture, students will participate in a homestay with a Korean family. Arrangements will be made by the Korea Foundation and Yonsei University to place students in homes for a weekend and return to Yonsei Sunday night. From this experience, students will learn about customs and traditions in Korean houses and experience modern day living in Korea – home stays are one of the best ways to truly experience a culture and its customs.

Prior to arrival with their home stay, students will have met their host siblings during interactive activities. This will ensure the students will feel comfortable with their home stay host sibling. Korean homes are traditionally very compact, so in most instances, a one-to-one match will be made for the home stay.

Tour of Hanok
Students may have the chance to visit a traditional Korean Village.

Taekwondo class
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and is also the national sport. Take part in this class and learn some traditional techniques.