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UMAIE: Experience Korea
Seoul, Korea (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: January Term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: UMAIE 
Program Cost January Term
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Subject Areas: International Studies Housing Options: Hotel
Language Prerequisite: None Program Sponsor: UMAIE
Program Description:
Experience Korea
Program Highlights
  • Course will be taught by two professors both of whom were born and raised in Seoul, Korea.
  • Lectures and site visits exploring the culture, history, traditional values, economy and political system will help guide and increase students' awareness of the rising global influence of the two Koreas.
  • Visit sites in and around Seoul, as well as a visit to the temple at Beopjusa.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Fulfills: Elective credit
Academic Overview
Course Description
With more than 5,000 years of rich history, the Republic of Korea is a country with a unique culture, history, language, society, economy, political system and traditional values. Korea’s cultural heritage, beliefs, and economic and political developments can be best understood within its relationship with the rest of the world, in particular the other two East Asian countries - China and Japan. The Korean peninsula is one of the most dynamic regions in world politics. Nearly 60 years after the Korean War, the two Koreas still face each other across a heavily fortified demilitarized zone, shaped by an errant decision in 1945 to divide the country and by the civil war that followed. As the millennium turned, the two Koreas have again called for global attention. As the standoff between Washington and Pyongyang continues, the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula intensifies. Can the two Koreas ever be united? This course seeks to enrich our students’ awareness of the rising global influence of the two Koreas.

Required Readings
All of the reading assignments will be available on our class website.

300 points      Reflective Journals
100 points      Class Participation
100 points      Attendance
100 points      Final Essay

Click on the Budget Sheet link above for detailed cost information.
Total Cost Includes: Tuition, transportation and course arrangements as indicated, hostel accommodations in multi-bedded rooms, continental breakfast daily, five lunches, eleven dinners and two cultural perfomances (subject to change).

Program Directors
Duk Kim, Ph.D., St. Ambrose University, (563) 333-6169,
Il Woo Cho, Ph.D., St. Ambrose University, (563) 333-6135,

Description of Program Directors
Dr. Kim
is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Leadership Studies at St. Ambrose University. He is an international relations (IR) specialist and has been teaching various IR courses including International Relations in East Asia, Global Issues, International Law, US Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics, and International Politics. Dr. Kim was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. He led this course for UMAIE in 2013.

Dr. Cho is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at St. Ambrose University. He was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Cho is a mathematics reviewer of American Mathematical Society, a mathematics consultant of Flight Inspection Center of the Korean government and a mathematics consultant of the
Round Table Group.       

Application Procedures & Deadlines

  • Select the Apply Now button at the top to start your online application.
  • Login using your UST username and password
  • Complete all application materials by the application deadline.  There will be a priority enrollment period from April 1 – April 10, 2014.  We encourage students to apply by the priority deadline of Thursday, April 10.  Applications will be accepted after April 10 for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 1, 2014.
  • Download and read Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures.  You are responsible for reading, understanding, and abiding by its content.

Priority Application Deadline: April 10, 2014
Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2014

Financial Aid/Scholarships
To apply for January Term financial aid, submit a January Term financial aid application, available in early November, to the financial aid office. Additional aid in the form of scholarships may also be available from St. Thomas and some co-sponsoring organizations.  Refer to our Scholarships webpage for details.
Review the Short Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures guide for additional financial aid information. To verify and confirm all financial aid awards meet with a financial aid counselor.

For more information
On course content, contact: contact the Program Directors provided above.
On application procedures or logistical information, contact Study Abroad.

Office of Study Abroad
International Education Center (on campus: 44 N. Cleveland)
University of St. Thomas
Mail 44C
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA
Tel: 1.651.962.6450
Fax: 1.651.962.5199


This program is currently not accepting applications.