Harvard Summer Program in Seoul, Korea

Additional information on the 2020 program will be posted in the fall

Dates: 
TBA
Apply by: 
January 30, 2020
Cost: 
TBA
Housing: 
Dorms

Learn Korean language and explore the richness of modern Korean culture and history. 

Seoul provides a stunning venue for you to combine Korean language study with new insights into North Korea and rapidly changing developments on the Korean Peninsula.

Program Structure

Classes take place at a major university in Seoul and are combined with frequent excursions throughout the city.

Course information will be posted here in the fall

Where You Live and Study

Seoul is a rapidly changing capital that provides a stunning venue for exploring distinctive features of Korean culture, present, and past. 

Accommodations

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

Application

Early application is strongly encouraged. Each program has unique requirements included in the online application. Beginning your application early is the best way to ensure that you have sufficient time to review and complete the application requirements by the deadline. You may apply to no more than two programs; if applying to two, you will be asked to designate a first and second choice.

A complete online application includes:

  • Basic personal information
  • A statement of interest
  • Your most recent transcript
  • Program-specific requirements (if applicable; may include letters of recommendation, audio or video submissions, etc.)

Interviews may be requested at the discretion of the program.

The summer 2020 application will be available here in early December. Harvard College students applying for funding from the Office of Career Services (OCS): Please note that the OCS funding application is separate.

If you have questions about the application, please contact the Harvard Summer School Study Abroad Office by email at summerabroad@summer.harvard.edu, or by telephone at (617) 998-9602.

Cost & Expenses

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodations
  • Scheduled program activities
  • Some meals (the program will provide further details)

You will also need to budget for a number of expenses not covered by the program fee. The amounts listed below for these out-of-pocket expenses are approximate, and you may incur additional expenses not noted here. Your actual expenses will depend on a number of factors, including personal spending habits and currency exchange rates.

  • International airfare ($1,600 - $2,000)
  • Ground transportation ($200)
  • Meals ($1,500)
  • Personal expenditures, communications, course materials, and miscellaneous ($700)

If you have specific questions about personal budgeting, please contact the program directly.

See Funding and Payment for information on how to submit payments and funding options.

Additional Information