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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: ASC applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/01/2020 04/15/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Classification: Independent Affiliated Housing Options: Dormitory
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Area Of Study: Area Studies, Culture
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior Languages Available: English
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Credits: 3
Program Description:
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Note: this program brochure is still being updated. Check back for new information.

The Bahrom International Program (BIP) at Seoul Women’s University in South Korea provides an opportunity for students to experience Korea in 4 weeks. Students will study topics based on Korean contemporary issues, Korea's past history and religion, and the many forms of tradition that have been carried over until now. Lectures, field trips and performances will be incorporated into the program to make it more interactive. They will also be matched up with a Korean exchange student, and after getting to know each other will be invited to their home for a homestay weekend.

Academic Calendar
Late June to late to July.

Accommodation
Typically, residence halls are equipped with bedrooms and supplementary facilities such as a computer room, cooking area, gym, audio-visual center, study room, workroom and resting area. There are usually about three students per room and students are responsible for their own meals.

Sample Itinerary
*This is a sample itinerary from past programs and is subject to change

Week 1: Arrival, Orientation and welcoming ceremony, Bahrom Character Education, visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace, Korean History, Korean Movies, Korean Society from a Foreigner's Perspective, and Nanta Performance.

Week 2: Korean Weave, Korean Music, Korean Crafts/Ceramics, Korean Films, Korean Costumes, Sports Day, Korean Movies, International Relations, and Taekwondo Performance.

Week 3: Two Koreas, National Museum/ War Memorial, Trip to border between two Koreas, Korean Food, Han River Cruise, Golden Bell Challenge, Certificate/Award Ceremony, Farewell Party, and Entertainment Night.

Week 4: Visit to Korean Folk Village, Trip to Gyeongju, and Party at Havana.


BIP Trips

Course Description
The main lectures students will participate in are: Korean Contemporary Issues, Korean History, Korean Language, Korean Religion and Thought, Korean Costume, Korean Dance, Korean Musics, Korean Architecture, Korean Food, Korean Film, and Korean Economics and Politics.

BIP

Course Credit
3-credit Korean Culture general elective, or students can discuss with department chair about potential credit.

Cost
An initial deposit of $300 will be required and the full program cost is to be determined. Program cost covers tuition, housing and excursions. Students are responsible for most of their own meals.

Typical additional costs for study abroad include program application fee, airfare, international health insurance, visa or residency permit (for some non-US citizens), immunizations, international calling plan, and more.

See Budget Sheet above for more information about typical extra expenses in South Korea (currently under construction).


Language of Instruction
Lectures will be in English; however, if the lecturer chooses to teach in Korean, the lecture will be interpreted into English.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Students of any class status may apply
  • Spaces are somewhat limited and you must be nominated by Agnes Scott
Application Notes
Students interested in being nominated for this program must complete the application materials in Carta by the stated Agnes Scott deadline. Students will be notified if they have been nominated, and your study abroad advisor will submit your materials on your behalf.