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 learned a lot in the classroom, and even more while exploring the country itself. If I could give one piece of advice, it would be to use every moment! Think of the things that interest you in Korea; the things you won’t be able to do anywhere else, the things that make you feel ‘out of your depth’ at first, the sights you want to see, the food you want to taste...These moments add up, and they’ll make your experience so much richer."

Leila Chang
SNU: Language Education Institute
Summer, 2016