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Global Internship Program in Seoul, South Korea

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Seoul, South Korea
Course # SA 10335 or
SA 59000
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2019 06/29/19 to 07/27/19

Program Leader

Name Yonsoo Kim

Program Description

Global Internship Program in Seoul, South Korea

Summer 2019, June 14- July 28

Program Timeline

- June 13 – June 27, 2019: Classes at Purdue University

- June 29 – July 27, 2019: Classes and Internship in Seoul, South Korea

Settings: The purpose of the study and internship experience is to introduce students to Korean society, culture, language, and professional practice in South Korea. Participants are guaranteed an internship position abroad with companies and organizations interested in working with Purdue students. Seoul is one of the optimal places for students to achieve significant professional and lifetime experience.

On-site course will include cultural excursions, guest lectures and workshops, whose speakers include academics and business leaders.

Internship Opportunities: As part of the program and the IDIS 490/IDIS 590 courses, students will participate in an internship experience related to their field of study. The following companies will offer internships: Deloitte, Daelim, Design Mall, Chong-Kun-Dang Pharmaceutical, Customer Insight, Penta Security, SWNA, Ehwa Univ, Hanyang Univ, KonKuk Univ, Seoul National Univ and many more!

Internship Positions for Students in Engineering, HHS, Liberal Arts, Management, Science, Technology, Pre-Pharm, Pre-Law, Pre-med, Nursing, and other students with an interest in international careers, culture, and language. 

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Academic Credit

All participants should take 3 courses (9 credit hours). Purdue based 2 weeks pre-departure courses will begin Thursday, June 14, 2019 on Purdue’s campus. The faculty leader from Purdue, Professor Yonsoo Kim will coordinate all courses. The following courses will be offered: -IDIS 490, IDIS 590: International Internship -IDIS 491: Korean Popular Culture -IDIS 591: "Glocal" Society, Food, and Culture


Open to all Purdue students from Liberal Arts, Management, Engineering, Science, HHS, Technology, Pre-Law, Pre-med, Pre-dentistry, Nursing, and other students with an interest in international careers, culture, and language.

Program Cost

The estimated program fee is $5900, which includes:

- Professional internship tailored to your career interest with top global companies.

- Housing with some meal passes.

- 2 weeks of pre-travel instruction - Up to 9 credit hours.

- Cultural excursions.

- International Health Insurance. 


Some students participating in this program will be eligible for a  travel scholarship through the study abroad office.

A $500 deposit is required to secure your internship placement.

The non-refundable deposit will be applied to the total cost of the program *Students must budget additional funds for airfare, passport costs, daily transportation to internships, and personal expenses.

Application Deadline

Please email Hyeseung Jang ( to request extra application forms for the program.

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