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Contemporary Challenges Credits

Kookmin University in South Korea (USAC)

Seoul, South Korea

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Feb 27, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
Korean
No
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Sophomore
2.5
Credits

12-18

Program Advisor

The Program

Kookmin University is the oldest national private university in Korea, located in North Seoul near beautiful Bukhansan National Park

The Seoul program offers courses that introduce you to the business, politics, economics, philosophy, religion, and language of Korea, one of the most rapidly developing nations in East Asia. Seoul is a city of opposites bustling with palaces, city gates, and temples next to government offices, embassies, theatres, shopping, and more. Seoul is also home to many IT corporations and is emerging as one of the most “wired” cities in the world, allowing you to experience the opportunities offered by the communications revolution.

Seoul, South Korea

Program Location

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Seoul

South Korea

Seoul

Seoul is located in the northwest corner of South Korea, and the Han River winds through the city, splitting it in two. It is an intriguing city, transforming itself from the Yi Dynasty capital of the Hermit Kingdom, to a major mover and shaker on the international scene, especially in the fields of commerce and sports. Despite the modern high-rises and freeways, the cityscape retains pockets of centuries-old temples, palaces, pagodas, and gardens.

Academics

Kookmin University is one of the leading private universities in Korea, with a total of 15 various colleges and 15 postgraduate schools. Students can choose from a wide range of undergraduate courses taught in English. You can find more information on the offered courses here.

Academic Calendar

To find out more about the Academic Calendar for USAC: Seoul Kookmin, click here

Fall Semester

Late August

Late December

Spring Semester

Early March

Mid June

Summer

Mid July

Mid August

Housing and Meals

Housing options include off-campus apartments and on- or off-campus residence halls. The apartments have a shared kitchen and the residence halls typically have a cafeteria available.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
ATW Program cost $11,840
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,700
Meals $1,500
Books and Classroom Materials $250
Alien Registration $52
USAC Application Fee $100
Local transportation $390
Personal Expenses $1,200
Total $5,192.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program cost per Semester (Dorm) $9,695
Program cost per Semester (Apt Shared) $11,250
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,700
Meals $3,000
Books and Classroom Materials $500
Alien Registration $52
USAC Application Fee $100
Local transportation $780
Personal Expenses $2,400
Total $8,532.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
ATW Program cost $11,840
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,700
Meals $1,500
Books and Classroom Materials $250
Alien Registration $52
USAC Application Fee $100
Local transportation $390
Personal Expenses $1,200
Total $5,192.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

 

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

 

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.