May 15, 2023
June 19 – July 21, 2023
2.5 GPA to apply
Live in Seoul with a unique representation of the combination of the nation’s ancient history and futuristic modernity which makes Korea a pioneer in the field of business and technology. Studying at one of East Asia’s premier study destinations Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), with 70 courses in English taught by 40 distinguished professors from top universities, students will deepen their knowledge of the subjects and develop perspectives on current global issues.
Sungkyunkwan University was founded at the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty in 1398 as the highest national educational institute in the early years of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea.
As the oldest university in East Asia, Sungkyunkwan University has fostered leaders of SK society for over 600 years.
In the modern era, Sungkyunkwan University has partnered with Samsung. This has enabled SKKU to develop dynamic academic programs, making it a driving force in the technological revolution.
As a university with a combination of tradition and innovation, SKKU is the place to rediscover the past and set a course for the future.
Students can choose up to 3 courses. Each ISS course, which provides 3 academic credits, requires students to fulfill 3 study hours per day throughout the whole program, while Korean Language courses worth 2 academic credits required them to fulfill 2 study hours per day.
The class will be from Monday to Thursday.
The language of instruction is English.
|Department||Course Title & Syllabus||Time|
|Business & Economics||An In-depth Look at the Role of Culture in Global Marketing||Morning (09:00~11:45)|
|Advertising and Popular Culture|
|Behavioral Economics and the Economics of Altruism|
|Principles of Finance|
|Understanding International Finance, the Global Economy, and Exchange Rates|
|Forecasting & Time Series Analysis Utilizing Big Data|
|Business Analytics||Afternoon (13:00~15:45)|
|Macroeconomics: policy and business after the financial crisis|
|Psychology of Fintech|
|The Present and Future of International Trade|
|International Business and Management|
|Social Science & Humanities||Cross Cultural Psychology||Morning (09:00~11:45)|
|Climate Change: Science, Technology and Policy|
|Understanding Global Conflict|
|AI for Social Innovation|
|Introduction to psychology|
|Digital Strategies in Media and Communication||Afternoon (13:00~15:45)|
|Introduction to Social Problems|
|AI Contents Design|
|International Cooperation & Development|
|Computer & Data Science||Statistics in Python||Morning (09:00~11:45)|
|Introduction to Computer Architecture|
|Algorithm & Problem Solving|
|Introduction to Machine Learning|
|Artificial Intelligence||Afternoon (13:00~15:45)|
|Human Computer Interaction|
|Engineering||Technology, Society and Sustainability||Morning (09:00~11:45)|
|Engineering Communication 2|
|Engineering Mathletics 2|
|The 4th Industrial Revolution Technologies and Practices||Afternoon (13:00~15:45)|
|Korean Studies & Korean Language||Globalization of Korean Popular Culture||Morning (09:00~11:45)|
|History of Modern Korea|
|Korean Cinema and Contemporary Korean Society|
|Korean Cinema World Rising||Afternoon (13:00~15:45)|
|K-Pop, Hallyu and Korean Society|
|Intermediate Korean||Evening (16:00~17:50)|
Students will stay in a dormitory, which is managed by SKKU. All SKKU dormitories are located on the campus within a 20-minute commute (by walk or public transportation).
Students will be randomly assigned rooms and roommates (2 students share 1 room with 2 beds).
*Notes: Dorms will not be offered for quarantine, and if quarantine is required for arrival SKKU will put up a notice regarding the required quarantine on the NOTICE by May.
APA recommends submitting your application anytime from January for Summer Program.
|Application Deadline||May 15, 2023|
|Arrival Date||June 19, 2023|
|APA Orientation Program||June 19 – June 22, 2023|
|Classes Begin||June 23, 2023|
|Program Ends||July 21, 2023|
*Application fee will be counted to your total program fee. The fee is not refundable except for cases of application failure or program cancellation.
**Program fees include tuition, on-campus course(s), off-campus components, and housing.
Official academic transcripts from the host institution
4-day APA Orientation Program
APA Community Events
Practical Learning (select one from internship, consulting project, site visits, volunteering project)
Visa preparation assistance
Airport pickup and reception
Local SIM card for access to services on local networks
*APA can book flights, process visas, and provide international travel insurance for students if needed.
APA offers scholarships to students studying abroad in the Asia-Pacific region. The APA TO YOU Scholarship is a need-based scholarship granted by APA each year to students on study abroad programs. Students are welcome to apply for the scholarship. APA prioritizes students who participate APA programs.
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