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Global Internship Program and Study Abroad in Seoul, South Korea

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Seoul, South Korea
Course # SA 10340 or
SA 59000
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2020 06/27/20 to 07/25/20

Program Leader

Name Yonsoo Kim

Program Description

Global Internship and Korean Study Abroad Program in Seoul, South Korea

Summer 2020, June 15- July 25

Program Timeline

-June 15 – June 25: Classes at Purdue University

-June 27 – July 25: Classes and Internship in Seoul, South Korea


Settings TWO OPTIONS: 

Korean Study Abroad:

The purpose of the language experience is to improve language proficiency while leaving abroad. All levels of Korean Language will be offered.

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


The purpose of this internship experience is to introduce students to Korean society, culture, language, and professional practices in South Korea. Participants are guaranteed an internship abroad with companies and organizations.

*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, Kwoom Asset Management, Mathlove, Penta Security, Ehwa Univ, Yonsei 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. 

For more information, visit our Facebook page: PurdueInternshipSeoul


Academic Credit

All participants should take 3 courses (9 credit hours). Purdue based 2 weeks pre-departure courses will begin Monday, June 15, 2020 on Purdue’s campus. The faculty leader from Purdue, Professor Yonsoo Kim will coordinate all courses. The following courses will be offered: -LC 490, LC 590: International Internship -LC 399: Korean Popular Culture -LC 593: "Glocal" Society, Food, and Culture, and LC_KOREAN All level of Korean language.


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 Soyoung Jung ( to request extra application forms for the program.

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