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  • Philology, Languages, Literature
    • Language Courses
    • Language Courses and Cultural Immersion Programs
    • Korean Language and Culture (in Universities)
Language of instruction


Type of school

Private University




270 Imun-Dong, Dongdaemun-Gu, Seoul, South Korea, 130791

More information about Academic Programs

Cosmopolitan During the International Summer Session at HUFS, which has been nationally ranked as the most cosmopolitan campus in Korea, students have many opportunities to interact with foreign students from various countries as well as local Korean students. The ISS at HUFS is the only program of its kind in Korea which integrates both domestic Korean students and students from overseas in the same classes. World-class faculty The ISS invites many world-renowned scholars in Korean Studies to teach at the summer session. Together with the participating HUFS faculty, these invited professors from prestigious foreign universities make the ISS educational experience truly competitive in the age of globalization. Field Activities: Hands-on introduction to Korean society and culture Students can gain insight into Korean history, cultural practices, and the operations of some of the world's leading corporations which have led Korea's advancement into cutting-edge technology. ISS professors provide students with a stimulating array of Co-curricular Field Trips, company visits, cultural workshops and special lectures related to the subjects they teach. A program of "Extended Field Activities" is also organized. These are trips by bus to locales outside Seoul which contain sites of exceptional social, historical and cultural significance (DMZ, overnight temple stay, Gwangju, Gyeongju. etc.), organized on the weekends. The cost of one Extended Field Trip is included in the tuition fee, and students may choose to enroll in other optional Extended Field Trip for a nominal at-cost fee. ISS Buddy Program The ISS Buddy Program provides an opportunity to build friendships between local HUFS students and ISS international students through informal interactions outside the classroom, both on-campus and off-campus. These include weekly Korean film evenings with typical Korean refreshments, an initiation session to taekwondo, and an introduction to the hot spots of student night life. The buddy team also assists the ISS international students with adaptation to local Korean lifestyle by helping them obtain mobile phones, accompanying them on the subway if necessary, introducing them to good shopping districts, and giving them walking tours of interesting neighborhoods. One member of the buddy team will be living in the on-campus dorm to provide assistance as needed to the international students on an on-call basis. ISS students can also request a language exchange buddy for the duration of the five-week session. Personalized education in small-size classes Class size does not usually exceed 12 students, which allows a personalized education that meets students' individual needs.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the ISS is open to anyone who has completed at least one semester or two quarters of college or university. The minimum GPA required for admission is 2.00 on a 4.00 scale (or equivalent)

Language Requirements

Students who are enrolled at non-English speaking universities must submit proof of a CBT TOEFL score above 197 (Internet Based Test IBT 71), TOEIC score of 700, or a HUFS FLEX score of 625. If a student does not have a TOEFL, TOEIC or FLEX score, alternative verification of sufficient English proficiency may also be provided in the form of a letter from a university professor familiar both with expected standards in an English-medium university program and with the student's ability to perform in an English-medium academic atmosphere.


USD 2,300 including all field trip expenses & Korean Cultural activities

Financial Aid

A. Outstanding academic record (based on college transcript) Tuition waivers of KRW 1,000,000 & KRW 500,000; open to international students who have completed at least one full academic year of study B. Students from HUFS international partner universities and HUFS students Tuition waiver of KRW 500,000 offered to any student from a HUFS partner university. C. Korean Studies / Asian Studies major from non-partner institution Tuition waiver of KRW 500,000; open to any international student majoring in Korean Studies, Asian Studies or closely related field, e.g. Asian Business, Asian Performing Arts, etc. More information can be obtained at the program's website


Accommodation on campus in the Globee Dorm is available. Rooms are air-conditioned and come equipped with internet access. Rooms for either two students (doubles) or three students (triples) are available. A 7-day/3-meals-a-day meal plan for dormitory residents will be available for the summer session students and will be billed separately

Services and Activities

DMZ TOUR We will visit the Border between North & South Korea at the 38th parallel, look across the DMZ to see North Korea and walk in a tunnel dug by North Koreans to penetrate into South Korea. NCKTPA(National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts) TOUR Visit the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts to immerse yourself in the world of Korean traditional music!! Hyundai Motor Company & Boryeong Mud Festival (overnight stay) Hyundai Motor Co. is Korea's biggest automaker, with three factories in Korea and other factories in the United States, China, India, Turkey and the Czech Republic. The Asan plant is one of Hyundai's most advanced, with highly automated production. We will get a briefing on the plant's activity and learn how cars are assembled, then see the production line. From Asan we will go to the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach. We will stay in the HUFS resort for the night. Damyang & Gwangju TOUR (overnight stay) Experience the Yangban culture of the Chosun Dynasty and the history of Korea's Democracy Movement!!

Apply Online

Online application due on May 24, 2011

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