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Ajou University,a leading research university in Korea, welcomes international exchange students or individual applicants to Ajou International Summer School (AISS), a comprehensive short-term study abroad package for studies, cultural workshop, trips and social activities. It offers a unique opportunity for international students to experience Korean culture and tradition while taking courses during summer.
Ajou International Summer School 2017
AISS is a month-long international summer school in the field of Korean Studies, Asian Studies, International Studies and Business Administration taught in English. Not only are classes offered that can be transferred for credit, but there are also special social and cultural activities, language programs, and other exciting events for students to explore and learn about Korea and its culture during the summer vacation. A three-day field trip to Jeju Island (World Heritage) is offered free to all participants prior to the official program start. This allows students from all around the world to experience beautiful Korean nature and culture and help participants to build close friendship. AISS also provides a weekly Korean Culture Workshop where all students can learn Taekwondo (Korean martial art), traditional music, paper art and pottery making in the morning, and visit global Korean companies or historical and cultural sites in the afternoon.
The highlight of Ajou International Summer School is the global feature of participating students (1/3 from America, 1/3 from Europe, and 1/3 from Asia-Pacific region), diversity of excellent faculty members from both Ajou University and its overseas partner universities, and most of all, supportive and friendly Korean participants from Ajou University. About 100 international students from around 20 countries participate in Ajou International Summer School annually.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ajou.ac.kr/en/international/inter24.jsp
June 27 - August 4, 2017
Students are advised to arrive in Korea on June 25-26.
Participants should leave the dormitory by August 9.
NOTE: The dates listed are program start and end dates in-country. Please allow for appropriate travel time.
Details about the program's schedule may be found here: http://www.ajou.ac.kr/en/international/inter25.jsp
Study Abroad Advisor
Ramona Washington, Center for International Education (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact for administrative questions about application, registration, program cost, etc.
Students take one or two 3-credit undergraduate classes (two classes are recommended), plus a mandatory 1-credit Korean Culture Workshop.
For more information about course offerings and schedules, please visit: http://www.ajou.ac.kr/en/international/inter27.jsp
Please see the top of the program page for cost information. Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.
Exchange participants pay UWM tuition and are responsible for directly paying for housing, meals, class materials, trips/activities, and other living expenses in their host country.
Housing and Meals
Students on this program live in on-campus dormitories. Students are responsible for their own meals. There are on-campus cafeterias and off-campus restaurants close to campus.
Scholarships and Grants
Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants may be used for this program!
Based on eligibility, UWM undergraduate students may apply for a Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant. The award amount is up to $500.
For a complete listing of scholarship opportunities, visit our website.
Application Requirements & Deadline
The application deadline is March 1, 2017.
This program requires an online application and other required documents found as part of the online application; a $250 deposit (includes a $50 non-refundable application fee); and a valid passport.
Applications will be reviewed shortly after the March 1 deadline. We will ask participants to confirm their participation in the program shortly after they are notified of their acceptance.
Applying for a Passport
Passports need to be valid for at least six months past the program's end date. The CIE Study Abroad office strongly recommends that you expedite your passport application. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Center for International Education
Garland Hall 138