Korean Studies Summer Program (KSSP)

The Korean Studies Summer Program (KSSP) offers international students from around the world an exciting opportunity to learn about Korea and its culture during the summer. The goal of the program is to guide each participant into a total experience of the rich and dynamic Korean culture in historical and contemporary social contexts. An additional goal is to promote awareness of Korea's unique place among East Asian cultures.

The program is designed to accommodate students from English speaking countries or with proper English proficiency since all the lectures and programs are conducted in English. A wide array of Korean studies lectures, study tours, and field trips will also allow students to explore and learn directly about Korea on a first-hand basis.


Students who participate on this program will earn 3 credits in Korean Studies. The KSSP program offers students an excellent opportunity to learn about Korean language and culture.  Students will also participate in a Teaching Practicum where they gain professional experience and earn 3 additional credits.  This type of cross-cultural experience will be highly beneficial to participants' cultivation of global citizenship.

About the Program:

KSSP will be hosted at Hannam University, a small English-speaking campus located in the center of Daejeon, S. Korea.  During the first three weeks of the program participants will complete a course focused on Korean language and culture.  The course is subject to change but generally includes the following topics and activities: Korean Martial Arts, Architecture, Society, History, Dance, Intercultural Communication, Cinema, Culture and field excursions.

The fourth week of the program students will complete a Teaching Practicum where they will teach English to elementary school students.  

Students will stay in suites on campus where they will live with other international students and Korean students.  Excursions and activities with Korean "buddies" are incorporated throughout the program.

Program Dates:  6/26/18 - 7/19/18

All participants should arrive at Incheon airport on June 24, 2018.  KSSP will pick up all participants at 5:00 pm on June 24. Students will need to leave the dorm by Saturday, July 21, 2018.


There will be one course plus the Teaching practicum:

Korean Language and Culture (3) Taught by Hannam Instructor

Teaching Practicum (3) Taught by Hannam Instructor

Costs:  $1,190.  Includes tuition 

Not included: Round-trip airfare to S. Korea, meals, personal expenses, fees paid directly to Hannam ($200 dorm fee, $100 application fee), study abroad medical insurance.

KSSP Courses Payment Schedule and Cancellation Policy

Hannam Website

KSSP Website

KSSP Brochure

KSSP Application (download the application and type in the information then print and turn in to the Study Abroad office)

KSSP Pick Up form


Applications are available in the Study Abroad Office (28 Ramsey Library) or at the Study Abroad website.  Completed applications are due no later than March 19, 2018.  Please turn in a completed application with a $150 processing fee to the Study Abroad Office.

Hannam Application is also required and you can obtain that from the Study Abroad website or the Study Abroad Office.

UNC Asheville reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond its control.