South Korea Study Abroad
Studying abroad in South Korea appeals to students who want to gain/further develop a fresh perspective and appreciation for Eastern culture. A unique and intriguing country, South Korea has experienced a tremendous economic transformation over the past few decades and remains one of the world's fastest growing economies.
With our extensive offering of semester abroad opportunities, summer programs, and more, you will be able to find the best experience to fit your needs and interests.
To learn more about South Korean society and cultural history, please check out ISA’s Diversity in South Korea page. There you’ll find information about identity-related topics including Indigenous communities, local languages, race & ethnicity, religion, LGBTQIA+ communities, and disabilities access in South Korea.
A TEAN by WorldStrides Program
ISA's Asia and Pacific programs are operated by our partner division within WorldStrides, TEAN, who has over 25 years of experience in the region.
What Our Students are Saying
"Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I made, and I am so glad I chose ISA to help me make this all happened. The excursions allowed me to really explored my host country. I was able to discovered new things about myself and my host country. I gained new knowledge on Asian studies and gained new perspectives that helped shape my understanding of the world. "
Ni Thaw G.University of Northwestern
"I love how well rounded ISA makes the study abroad experience. ISA makes the learning objective not only about learning more about your host culture, but also learning more about yourself."
Diana K.Westminster College
"Studying abroad was the best decision I have made. I was a little hesitant at first since I would be traveling to a country where I didn't know the language, a place that was so far from home, and where I didn't know anyone. That hesitancy was replaced with excitement the moment my plane landed in Seoul. I could not believe that this amazing city was going to be my home for the semester and I could not wait until I had a chance to explore it. The other people in the program are some of the best friends a person could ask for, we promised to keep in touch, and I plan on having them in my life for the long run. Korea is such a wonderful country and I definitely am going to come back to create new memories that I will cherish. Studying abroad is something I will never regret. I will forever remember these memories, experiences, feelings, and irreplaceable friends."
Eleanor L.California Lutheran University
"You are traveling to a different country, therefore, you will experience a different culture. I think it is extremely important to do your homework before you arrive to your city. Being knowledgeable in your country's culture will make your trip significantly more enjoyable. Not only that, you could maybe even impress some of the locals and they will want to help make you feel even more comfortable than they already would have. However, you must also understand that it may be very difficult to know everything about the culture before arriving, so definitely be open to be making a few mistakes and simply learning from them, and growing as a person through them."
Mariela GIllinois State University
"I had such a wonderful experience with ISA, it is like no other program. The staff are friendly, helpful and are a great source of the resource. My favorite thing with ISA is all the activities and trips they planned for us. It really assisted me in getting connected with my host country. I am glad I choose ISA as part of my study aboard experience. "
Melanie C.Mount Saint Mary's University
"Studying in South Korea has been fun. All the events ISA took us to were great. More than that, is the relationships that have formed over the course of this semester. They've been what made my time here so enjoyable and ISA is a big part of that."
Paofue Y.NWC University of Northwestern - St. Paul