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Eager to get a head start on your international career? Interested in contributing to research at one of South Korea's top universities? Looking to advance your Korean language skills and start building global networks?
Seouljourn, generously supported by the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan, will provide 3 high achieving ANU undergraduate students with a unique and immersive opportunity at Korea University.
You will undertake a semester exchange during Korea's picture-perfect Spring, followed by a bespoke Korean language and cultural program to continue your immersion into Korea's rich and wonderful language and culture! You will also experience life as a research intern, partnering with one of Korea University's Research Institutes to round out your expertise and expand on your Korean Language studies at ANU!
This program will be of particular interest to those who are undertaking Korean Language, Asian Studies, International Security Studies or International Business.
ANU students will enrol in 24 units of ASIA5920 (or relevant exchange course code) to participate in this course.
If successful for this opportunity, you will also be required to participate in a pre-departure briefing at ANU before departing for Korea University to start commence your studies.
Part 1 – Korea University Spring Semester Exchange
- Your KU Spring semester studies will commence within the first weeks of March 2019, concluding late-June 2019.
- Information regarding exchange at KU can be found here and here.
Part 2 – Bespoke ANU Korea University International Summer Camp (ISC) + Research Internship Placement
- Following your Spring exchange semester, you will undertake a bespoke ANU Korean language and cultural short program and research internship placement.
- Your day will be varied and rewarding, attending cultural and language classes in the morning and undertaking your research internship in the afternoon (or alternate depending on your placement)
- The ISC+internship component will commence approximately 26 June 2019 concluding approximately 19 July 2019
**A reminder: ANU semester 2 2019 commences on Monday, 22 July 2019. Before submitting your application, please carefully consider your personal circumstances to determine whether this opportunity is right for you.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
This opportunity is open to ANU undergraduate students who:
- are currently enrolled
- have completed at least 48 units of study towards their ANU degree at the time of application
- have 24 units available to complete the program
- hold a current ANU GPA of 5.5 (or higher).
Due to the generous support from the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan to offer this program, participants must:
- Be an Australian citizen
- Be aged 18-28
- Have not received an NCP semester length mobility grant previously
- Not hold residency rights to Korea (Republic)
More information on the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan and the full eligibility requirements can be found here
You must submit your application before Sunday, 2 September 2018
As part of your application, you will be required to provide:
- Up to 300 words on how this experience would benefit your studies at ANU and your future career plans
- Up to 300 words on how you think this opportunity meets the objectives of the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan
- a signed College Endorsement form from your Home College
Students will be selected based on their response to the selection criteria. Academic performance (GPA) may also be taken into consideration.
You will also be required to confirm that you have 24 units of space in your degree(s) for this opportunity. You should discuss this with your Home College(s) before submitting your application.
If you are successful, you will be advised of your application outcome by Wednesday, 5 September 2018 and must be able to confirm your participation by Tuesday, 11 September 2018.
Note: Following ANU acceptance, you will also be required to submit an online application(s) to Korea University (further information will be provided to successful participants).
The College of Asia and the Pacific has secured 3 New Colombo Plan mobility grants to support this program. Students who meet the New Colombo Plan eligibility requirements will be provided with a $6,000 New Colombo Plan mobility grant.
OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.
Participants in this program may be eligible to apply for the Ethel Tory Language Scholarship for Asian Languages. We encourage all successful students to submit an application.
Travel and Other Costs
You are required to cover the costs of all expenses for your participation in this program.
You will pay your tuition fees to ANU for this 24 unit course.
The costs of studying overseas vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and where you go. Major costs are your return airfares, accommodation and living expenses, which vary from country to country. Living and travel costs range from as little as $2000 in total for short-term international study programs, up to $2000 per month (more in some high-cost countries) for full semester or year programs. Some partner universities also require you to pay for health insurance, orientation or extra-curricular activities, so be aware that extra costs like these might pop up.
Indicative travel and living costs can be found on websites such as:
ANU students may be eligible to apply for accommodation at Korea University's dormitories
If you are unsuccessful in obtaining dormitory accommodation via the Korea University application process, you will be responsible for self-sourcing your accommodation for the duration of the program(s).
General Information for Mobility Programs
While the College of Asia and the Pacific welcomes participation from all eligible ANU students, credit towards your degree program will be at the discretion of your home College. It is your responsibility to consult with your College's student advisors about how this course might fit into your current degree requirements.
Applicants should ensure they have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of the program.
The CAP Student Centre is not able to provide visa advice, please refer to the relevant embassy or immigration department for advice about visas.
CAP Student Centre
HC Coombs Building (9)
T: 6125 3207