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Sookmyung International Summer School Program

For undergraduate students.

Seoul, Republic of Korea

Take a close look into Korea's modern life and traditional history. On this program, you will have a culturally dynamic and global experience studying alongside Korean and international students in the Sookmyung International Summer School Program.

An image of a decorated Korean roof in South Korea.


Professors from international partner institutions provide diverse courses on topics ranging from foreign policy to economic globalization to business strategies in the information age.

Academic Details

The Program at Sookmyung Women's University provides AU students a chance gain global perspectives on the world while engaged in classes with Korean and other international students. Course information and applications are now available here

Site Visits

Students are introduced to Korean traditional culture on and off campus through field trips to the Korean Folk Village, Gyeonbokgung Palace, and the art markets in Insadong.

2013 Program Dates

June 1 - July 22

Program Costs

AU tuition plus fees paid to Sookmyung Women’s University. Details provided in application materials. Scholarships are available upon application.

Who Should Attend

Male and female undergraduate students from all majors and disciplines from AU only.


Students are required to stay on the Sookmyung Women’s University campus (International House I) for the duration of the program. Students are required to obtain a C-3 visa. Read more about it here and here.

Application and Deadlines

Applications are due on TBA. Students must fill out the online application at the SISS website, print out the confirmation form and return it to the International Programs Office by the deadline. In addition to the Registration form and confirmation form, please submit the following to the International Programs Office:

 -a copy of your passport

 -a statement of purpose

 -a recent photo for your student ID

 -proof of health insurance

Special application instructions:

  1. Course registration: Indicate your two class choices (6 credits) on your application.
  2. Housing: AU students must check the box requesting accommodation in International House I.
  3. Fees: Tuition paid to AU. SISS Program fees waived for AU students.

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