Harvard Summer Program in Seoul, Korea

Korean culture and language study in the South Korean capital

Faculty: to be announced

Seoul provides a stunning venue for exploring distinctive features of Korean culture, present and past. In this program, offered at a major university in Seoul, students examine Korea’s contemporary place in the world as well as its past through multitrack instruction in Korean language, which reinforces language skills and enriches students’ understanding of Korean culture. This course is balanced with multitrack instruction in Korean language.

Course of study

Courses to be announced in December.

Course credit

See Study Abroad Credit Information.


Faculty to be announced in December.


Before applying, review the Admission and Policies and FAQs pages.

Students must be at least 18 years old and have completed at least one year of college or be a first-year student in good academic standing to apply.

The application materials, outlined below, are due January 29, 2015:

  • A completed online application that includes:
    • A $50 nonrefundable application fee
    • A statement of interest in the program, including information on relevant coursework and travel experience abroad (previous travel is not a prerequisite)
    • Transcripts (student record accepted for Harvard students)

Students will be notified of admission decisions by mid-February.


There is a nonrefundable $50 application fee. The cost of the program includes the following:

  • Tuition
  • Room and some meals
  • All scheduled excursions and extracurricular activities

In addition to the program fee, students are responsible for:

  • Textbooks
  • A health insurance fee (waived if students have US insurance that provides coverage outside the United States)
  • Transportation to and from Seoul
  • The cost of passports and visas (if the latter is needed)
  • Any immunizations

How to pay and funding options

See Payment and Funding for payment deadlines, deposit amounts, and more information, including funding options for Harvard College students.


Students stay in coed dormitories at a university in Seoul. All rooms are doubles and include breakfast.

Additional information

Contact Catherine Glover, cglover@fas.harvard.edu.

Students with disabilities

Students should contact the disability services coordinator as soon as possible. See Students with Disabilities for more information.