Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad Summer Session

SNU: Language Education Institute

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Seoul National University: Seoul, South Korea

Program Highlights

An excellent program run by one of Korea’s top universities. Strong on teaching grammar, reading, and advanced elements of Korean language. SNU has typically been reviewed most favorably by advanced and heritage learners who have a solid foundation of spoken Korean. Most students live off campus, which is quiet and green, on the edge of downtown Seoul.

Strong emphasis on high level reading and writing. Not centrally located in Seoul (think: cleaner air and exercise!). Most students find and rent their own off-campus housing.

SNU has worked with the Light Fellowship to offer a supplemental Buddy Program, specifically for Light Fellows. It includes 26 hours of one-on-one time with a local SNU student who can help with formal assignments/studying/exam prep, or simply spend time together on casual outings.

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Language Levels

2nd year through high advanced

Terms Offered

Summer, Fall, Spring, Academic Year

* SNU is on a quarterly calendar. Summer: early-June to mid-August; Fall: early-September to mid-November; Winter: early December to early-February; Spring: early-March to mid-May

Additional Information

A proposal that would require early departure from a program, necessitated by the beginning of the next term at Yale, requires consultation with a Light Fellowship staff member.

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I’m so thankful for this amazing opportunity to learn Korean and experience my motherland for 10 weeks – this has unequivocally been the best summer I’ve had (so far)...I’ve learned what it means to be Korean. I’ve gained insight on Korean society and values, and gained more perspective to complement the Western/American culture I’ve grown up with. I’m certain that this experience has and will continue to influence and shape my thinking."

Hudson Lee
SNU: Language Education Institute
Summer, 2016