Business Courses in English with Locals & Korean Language

Konkuk University
Seoul, South Korea

Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Business Courses in English with Locals & Korean Language

  • Location


  • Host University

    Konkuk University

    Konkuk University is known as the "fastest growing university in Korea". Its downtown Seoul campus continues to expand, now including a university-owned mall and hotel, giving many new internship and business training experiences for Konkuk students. American students will feel very much at home on campus as students from around the world come to study at Konkuk, and the local Korean students go out of their way to help visitors feel welcome. Despite being in metropolitan Seoul, the university feels very accessible, with trees covering the majority of campus and a beautiful lake at its center. In November 2015, Konkuk acquired the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. Konkuk University is ranked as one of the top 100 universities in Asia in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

  • Term

    Spring 1 2021

  • Program Dates

    Late Feb, 2021 - Mid Jun, 2021

  • Program Length


  • Application Deadline

    Nov 01, 2020

  • Forms and Payment Deadline

    Dec 01, 2020

  • Credit

    180 - 276 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost


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Study Abroad Program Description

The program price listed above is an estimate and is subject to change.
Designed to hone your knowledge of business, economics, and Korean language, this program is ideal for business students who are willing to explore the unique Korean culture.
All courses are taught in English with the exception of Korean language courses, which are available for students at a beginning through advanced level of proficiency. Courses will be taught by local and international faculty. You will have classes with local Korean students, ISA students, and visiting international students from all around the world.
You can combine the Spring + Fall OR Fall + Spring sessions at a discounted price. For more information about this option, please contact your ISA South Korea Program Manager.



Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.


There is no language prerequisite for this program.

At the time of application, you should have a passport that is valid for at least six months after the end of your program.

You must be enrolled as a full-time degree-seeking student in a U.S. college or university. Gap students must provide an official acceptance letter proving their enrollment at a U.S. institution for the semester immediately following their program at Konkuk University.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University


Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model


Cultural Activities


Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities



Contact Hours

180 - 276

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 18

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 27

Academic Information

Course Availability and Selection

  • The courses below reflects a list of courses to be used as a general guide while completing your pre-registration form.
  • The confirmed course schedule will be emailed to you about a month prior to departure along with detailed course registration instructions.
  • Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers and scheduling. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last-minute class cancellations.
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the ISA South Korea Program Manager.

Course Credit

  • Per Konkuk University, three credits are equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student’s home university.
  • Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students’ home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Course Level Recommendations

  • The course level recommendations are based on Konkuk University's course year classifications of 1, 2, 3 or 4, which correspond to the Korean four-year undergraduate level system.
  • Click on each course to view the course level recommendation.
  • Courses listed in Konkuk's course catalog classified as year 1 or 2 are recommended as lower division. Courses listed in Konkuk's course catalogue classified as year 3 or 4 are recommended as upper division. Catalogs will be emailed to students once course schedule is confirmed. 
  • These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Korean Language Courses

  • Konkuk University offers two different Korean language options for students participating in a semester program. Students can either enroll in Beginning Korean, or take an upper-level Korean course.
  • Students will be required to take a placement exam at the beginning of the semester. Please note that your performance on the placement exam may not reflect the number of semesters of language instruction you've already completed at your home university. We strongly suggest that students who are trying to place into any level of language beyond true beginning prepare for the language placement exam by reviewing previous coursework.



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3 Credits
96 Contact Hours
3 Credits
96 Contact Hours
2 - 2 Host University Units
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Crystal Giedt

Program Manager, South Korea


Euisoo Chang

Internship Coordinator, South Korea

Minhee Lee

Student Service Manager, South Korea

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, you may visit the Scholarships and Grants page. Please note that some programs, including remote learning opportunities, are not eligible for scholarships.

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Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of Korean lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Seoul. You will have the option of staying in the on-campus or off-campus dormitory with other local and international students or secure your own housing and receive a discount from ISA. The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding as long as you stay open-minded at all times.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.


The Konkuk University dormitory, named KU:L House, is conveniently located on-campus, which helps you immerse yourself into Korean student life and get to your classes in no time. You will stay in a double occupancy room with a private bathroom that is shared with your roommate. Each room also includes an internet connection and air conditioning. On the basement floor, you will have access to the KU:L House Dining Hall, where you may purchase a meal plan for an additional fee. KU:L House is divided into separate halls for male and female students, and opposite sex guests will not be permitted to visit your room.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.




Busan is the second largest city in South Korea and it is  the fifth largest shipping port-city in the world. Busan is located on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula and is well known for its natural beauty - beaches and mountains. Sometimes Busan is even called "the summer capital of South Korea." Beyond going to the beach, Busan offers a wealth of historical and cultural landmarks, such as Oryukdo Skywalk, the largest seafood market in Korea, Jagalchi Sijang and and the impressive ocean-side Buddhist temple, Haedongyonggungsa. 

K-drama set experience; Dae Jang Geum Park

Explore one of the largest outdoor film sets where many historical dramas, movies and advertisements have been filmed; Dae Jang Geum Park in Yongin. Dating from the post-Three Kingdoms Period to the Joseon dynasty, the architecture on set has been thoroughly researched and recreated using the authentic techniques of the day. Take a journey back in time to historic drama sites and to check out where popular scenes were shot.


The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is occupied by the North Korean military in the north and South Korean and U.S. military forces in the south. It is a significant landmark in Korean history. You will be taken with a guide to see Freedom Bridge, The 3rd infiltration Tunnel, DMZ Theater, Dora observatory (pending availability), Doransan Station and an Amethyst factory.

Cooking Class

Spend the afternoon with your fellow ISA participants by learning to cook a traditional Korean meal.  Learn about Korean cooking techniques and then sit down to enjoy your well-deserved creation!


Temple Stay

Spend the weekend at Jeondeungsa Temple, one of the oldest and most famous temples in Korea. This excursion is the perfect introduction to Buddhism in Korea, as you'll be able to practice meditation and enjoy tea time with the head monk.

Cultural Activities in Seoul

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Seoul. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Seoul special.

These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included tours of Gyeongbok Palace, The War Memorial Museum, shopping in the historical markets of Gwangjang, Dongmyo, Insadong & Hanbok and Korean movie nights.