Drexel in Korea: Summer at Hanyang
Seoul is the capital and largest city in South Korea. With a population of over 10 million, it is one of the world's largest cities. The Seoul National Capital Area, which includes the major port city of Incheon and most of Gyeonggi-do, has 24.5 million inhabitants, and is the world's second largest metropolitan area. Almost half of South Korea's population live in the Seoul National Capital Area, and nearly a quarter in Seoul itself, making it the country's foremost economic, political, and cultural center. Seoul is also home to a rapidly growing international population of over 250,000, reflecting its role as an important destination for immigrants to South Korea.
Located in Seoul, Hanyang is one of the premier private universities in Korea. 3,000 of Hanyang’s 25,000 students are international students coming from over 42 different countries. Drexel students are immersed in Korean culture, while learning alongside students from all over the world.
- 3.0 minimum GPA
- No Korean language requirement
- Sophomore, Pre-Junior, or Junior (must be able to enroll in a full academic term in the summer; not vacation or co-op)
The summer program is ideal for students studying Communications, Business, International Area Studies, Engineering or any student needing to fulfill general elective credits. Hanyang offers a diverse array of courses to choose from. Click here for summer courses.
In order to be considered full time students, participants must take 3 courses at Hanyang during their summer semester. Each course should be approved as 4.5 credits each, totaling 13.5 credits for the summer term.
Students participating in the program are asked to complete an academic pre-approval form. For this form, we ask students to review the course offerings at the host institution and discuss with their academic advisor which courses are best suited for their plan of study. Courses on this program vary from year to year.
Students must obtain approval by the appropriate department for each course you plan to take abroad. For example, if they want to take a sociology course at the host institution for Drexel credit, its equivalent must be pre-approved by the Sociology Department Head at Drexel. Each 3-credit course for at Hanyang meets for 45 contact hours, so they should be approved for 4.5 credits each.
Students are taught and graded by faculty at Hanyang University. Grades are noted as "CR/NCR" on their transcript and will NOT affect their GPA. In order to receive CR students must earn a "C" or above at the host institution. Students must be a full-time student at the host institution while also taking the equivalent of a full-time load at Drexel.
Summer 2018 Program*
|Program Start Date
||July 2, 2018
|Program End Date
||July 27, 2018
*The program typically runs for four weeks in the month of July. Dates are subject to change.
Students will live in residence halls during their stay in Korea. Please note that many Korean dorms are single sex dorms, (male and female dorms). Female dorms frequently have some restrictions as to when the residents may receive visitors. The residence hall fill up quickly so upon receiving acceptance materials, participants are encouraged to apply for housing immediately.
U.S. citizens participating in the summer program will not be required to obtain a visa for their studies. International students should research the visa requirements for their country.
Estimated Program Costs
Review the Estimated Study Abroad Costs page for a list of approximated program expenses.
Tuition & Financial Aid
This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus your Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same during the term abroad. Students may also want to submit a revised budget to Drexel Central to see if additional funding may be available.
Students who receive Federal Work Study should consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after acceptance).
Those interested in seeking additional funding should review Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.
- For Language minors only. The College of Arts and Sciences offers Critical Languages Abroad Grants to support study abroad for Drexel University’s minors in critical and less commonly-taught languages: Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and German. Awardees will receive support towards travel and housing while studying abroad to advance their language minor in critical or less commonly taught languages. Grants up to $2,500 will be awarded to eligible students. The amount will vary depending on factors such as country, length of stay, financial aid, and travel costs. Learn More.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.