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  • Locations: Seoul, Korea, South
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: Graduate, Junior, Senior Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Lotte Buiting Academic Focus: Art and Design, Health, Pre-med, and Nursing
Program Description:
Program Overview | Academics | Program Calendar | Program Fee | More Information

Drexel Grad in Korea:
Digital Media in Art Therapy and Counseling

Seoul City Picture

Program Overview

This is a special elective course designed to augment the student’s knowledge of digital media and intermedia possibilities as compared, and mixed with, the traditional and/or non-virtual, ‘handmade’ tools and material processes of art therapy. The multiple impacts of digital media on culture, contemporary relational activities, and communication will all be considered.  Through the lenses of therapeutic engagement, this course will introduce digital media literacy skills and informed consent necessary for professional and informed clinical practices, for Drexel students traveling to South Korea and for students from Ewha Womans University collaborating on experiential projects and discussions.  Students will engage their own creativity to explore the possibilities of digital media as expanded therapeutic palettes of communication and connection.

The Department of Creative Arts Therapies and counseling seeks to promote social justice and to embrace diversity. All program faculty, supervisors, staff, and students shall maintain respect for differences including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion/spirituality, ability, socioeconomic status, immigration status, and culture. Each person will be responsible and accountable for creating and maintaining a culture of respect at every level of the program.



All students will be enrolled in CATX 541, a 3-credit course. Credits for this class will count toward summer term, graduate students will be billed per credit. Advanced undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the program. If accepted, undergraduate students must leave space for the 3 credits in their summer term credit load or they will have to pay for exceeding the 20 credit maximum. The 3 credits for this program are not optional. 

There will be an orientation session on the CNHP campus before the departure date, which will offer broad overviews of contemporary approaches, theory, and digital media applications in art therapy with diverse populations. It will also cover cultural norms and some very basic language skills. 

Natalie Carlton, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC

Program Calendar

Arrival Date: June 14, 2019
Departure Date: June 22, 2019
*Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates.

Tentative Itinerary Overview

Class Topic & Class Content
Day 1
June 14, 2019
Arrival, settling in, and welcome dinner with Ewha Womans University students and their faculty
Day 2
June 15, 2019
Orientation to Ewha Womans University and the course objectives and structure
Reflective framing:
Personal and professional negotiations for the translation of art therapy (S Park)
Broad over views of contemporary approaches, theory, and applications to digital media applications for South Korea
Visit the University Museum
Day 3 Monday
June 17, 2019
Connecting the traditional history to the technological ubiquity of now

Korean traditional museum (Gyeongbokgung Palace)
Daelim Museum
Cultural and socio development of South Korea
Day 4
June 18, 2019
Visual literacy around on media portrayal of Korean borderland experiences
DMZ tour ($65) half day [12 pm to 5:30 pm]
Day 5 Wednesday
June 19, 2019
Reflective framing: N Carlton
Digital media narratives including self-stories - experimental and music videos, poetry or prose with graphics, sound and text integrations
Afternoon and evening editing sessions
Day 6 Thursday 
June 20, 2019

Technological museum (D Museum)
Day 7 
June 21, 2019
Digital Media in AT Workshop: Morning lecture and project share
Afternoon exploratory experientials
Day 8
June  22, 2019

Program Fee - $1,975 view of seoul

Due 04/01/2019 - $500 Advance Payment + $25 application fee
Due 05/01/2019 - $1,475 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.

Included in Program Fee:

  • Hotel accommodation for 8 nights (shared rooms)

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner while in Seoul

  • All entrance fees for visits on the program itinerary

  • Local transportation for all program activities

  • Local translator for select program activities

Estimated Costs Not Included in Program Fee:

  • Tuition for 3 credits (graduate students only)

  • Airfare: $1,500

  • U.S. Passport (if applicable): $145

  • Spending money: $250

More Information

  • For more information about the academic program, please contact Dr. Natalie Carlton. For more information about logistical details and/or program application process, please contact Lotte Buiting. 
  • Photo credit: Drexel students Anna Nguyen and Kaity Chen.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/11/2019
Rolling Admission 06/14/2019 06/22/2019

** See NOTE Above*

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This program is currently not accepting applications.