Korea University, located in the heart of South Korea, Seoul, is the oldest higher education provider in South Korea and widely regarded as one of the top universities in the country.
The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific has received funding through the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan to give the opportunity for 15 students to participate in Korea University's Korean Language Short-term Intensive Program
which offers four weeks of intensive language study.
Whilst participating in the program you will be able to mix your intensive language study with cultural classes such as Korean cooking, traditional crafts, taekwondo, K-pop dance and various field trips to truly immerse yourself in the rich Korean culture.
The program will run from Thursday 27 June 2019 - Wednesday 24 July 2019.
Korea University’s Korean Language Centre has been teaching Korean language and culture to international students for more than 30 years and has had over 90,000 students participate in their programs. Learning Language Locally, Korea takes advantage of Korea University’s language teaching expertise to give the opportunity to ANU Korean language students to have a truly immersive in-country language learning experience.
You will spend four weeks at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea engaged in intensive language study. On weekends you will have the opportunity to participate in field trips to important cultural sites around Seoul with your classmates. You will also have the opportunity to meet local students and build your network in Korea through regular language exchanges.
You will stay in the Anam Dormitory on-campus accommodation for the duration of the program. The dormitory is triple occupancy. You can find more information about the accommodation here
You will be enrolled in KORE2525
(undergraduate) or KORE6525
(postgraduate) at ANU while undertaking this program at Korea University. You will receive a grade result of 'EE' (enrolled elsewhere) for this course and be allocated 6 units of external credit allocated upon successful completion. Depending on your language proficiency this program will be considered equivalent to Korean 4 (intermediate level at the KLC) or Korean 6 (advanced level at the KLC) and will replace the relevant course in your Korean language major or minor. Students will not receive credit if they complete a course that is at a lower proficiency than their last course at ANU.
This program will overlap with the first week of classes for Semester 2, 2019. Students who wish to participate in this course and complete 24 units of study in Semester 2, 2019 will need to apply to overload
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
This opportunity is open to students with an intermediate Korean language proficiency. To be eligible you should have most recently completed or be currently enrolled in KORE2521/KORE6521: Korean 3 or KORE3012/KORE6512: Korean 5 at ANU.
Students who have most recently completed KORE2522/KORE6522: Korean 4, KORE3013/KORE6513: Korean 6 or a more advanced Korean language course are not eligible to apply.
As part of the online application you will need to submit a 300 word statement on how you think this opportunity would benefit you personally and academically and how this opportunity meets the objectives of the New Colombo Plan.
Where places are limited students will be selected on the basis of their response to the application questions. Academic performance may also be taken into consideration.
You must submit your application online by Sunday 5 May 2019
You will be advised of the outcome of your application by Wednesday 15 May 2019
and will need to confirm your participation in the program by Wednesday 22 May 2019
Successful students will need to submit a separate application for Korea University by Friday 31 May 2019
If you are chosen to participate in this course you may be eligible for a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant. These grants are valued at $3,000 in 2019. To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen, aged between 18 and 28, must not hold Korean residency rights and have not received a NCP short term mobility grant before.
Students who are selected to participate in this course will be eligible to receive funding support through ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s EngageAsia Travel Guarantee.
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.
You will pay your tuition and accommodation fees directly to Korea University at a cost of 1,952,000 Korean Won (approximately $2450 AUD).
You will also be required to independently organise and cover the costs of return travel to Seoul as well as living expenses for the duration of the program and visa costs.
Please note the costs of studying overseas vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and where you go. The major costs are your return airfare, accommodation and living expenses, which vary from country to country.
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.
Students 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
M Block Demountable, between Menzies Library and Centre for China in the World (CIW)
T: 6125 3207