Korea University, South Korea
Study in Seoul at one of Korea’s leading private universities that’s known for its stunning urban campus and on par with the Ivy League schools in the U.S.
- Benefit from the unique experience of studying at one of Asia’s top universities taking classes alongside both Korean and fellow international students
- Approximately 40% of the courses taught at Korea University are taught in English, so you’ll have plenty of options in order to stay on track for graduation
- Live in Seoul, one of the most exciting cities in the world and a place that combines cutting-edge technology, nature and ancient history like no other
- Health insurance
- On-site support
- Cultural events and activities
- and more...
The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) – established in 1995 – are study abroad and intern specialists in the Asia Pacific region with semester and summer programs available in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, South Korea, China and Japan.
Visit the TEAN Website to learn more or Apply Now with TEAN
Program Application Process:
Steps to Study Abroad through Pace (May2022)
Pace Study Abroad's Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester: March 15
Spring Semester: October 15
Search Courses here from Korea University Course Catalogue
ENSURE YOU ENROLL IN ENOUGH CREDITS DURING YOUR SEMESTER ABROAD!!
A minimum of 12 U.S. credits
is required during a semester abroad to maintain full-time status, defined as being enrolled in 12-18 U.S. credits per semester.
However, we STRONGLY recommend that you take the equivalent of 15 U.S. credits
- Any unforeseen changes to your schedule abroad could reduce your course load below 12 U.S. credits (e.g., canceled classes or a change in your class choices)
- Pace students must have full-time status to receive financial aid. If you are eligible for financial aid but enroll in fewer than 12 U.S. credits, you will lose your financial aid. Taking 15 U.S. credits abroad acts as a cushion so you’re not at risk of losing financial aid in case of any unforeseen changes.
Click the above link to see the courses that have been approved for Pace students who previously studied abroad on the TEAN Korea University program. All universities in South Korea have a somewhat complicated course registration where they give preference to local (Koreana) students to register for courses first. During the application period, TEAN students are sent course selection information that provides information on the competitiveness of course registration at Korea University. If students absolutely need required courses (to graduate on time), they should NOT choose this program in Korea!
- Pace recommends that you try to select some courses from this Pre-approved Courses list because these TEAN Korea courses have already been reviewed and approved by Pace Department Chairs. If you select courses from this list, you’ll only need to receive approval from your Pace Academic Advisor for those courses - which will make the process of receiving Pace academic credit for your semester abroad much easier.
- However, if the pre-approved courses listed don’t fit with your interests/academic plans and you chose a course that’s NOT on the pre-approved list, you’ll need to seek approval from a Pace Department Chair, which could take some time.
- Be sure to check with TEAN Korea's current course catalog (and Pace’s current course catalog) because some courses listed on the link above may no longer be offered at TEAN Korea or are only available during one of the terms (Fall or Spring).
- Read more about the process of obtaining Pace academic credit for courses taken abroad
Pace resources for you:
Why should students choose to study abroad in South Korea?
- Pace Study Abroad FAQs: If you have more questions about studying abroad after reviewing all the tabs on this Terra Dotta brochure, review these Pace study abroad FAQs.
- Academic FAQs: If you have more questions about academics related to study abroad, review these Pace FAQs.
- Financial FAQs: If you have more questions about the cost of study abroad, financial aid, and scholarships, review these Pace FAQs.
- Pace tuition and Fees, including a $100 Study Abroad Fee are billed to the student account.
- Room charges are the responsibility of the student and are paid directly to the host institution.
- Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, meals, local transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
- All federal and state financial aid apply during the semester abroad. Up to $12,500 of institutional financial aid (Pace scholarships/grants) applies to the semester abroad. (Portability of Pace institutional aid is limited to 2 semesters, and Pace tuition remission does not apply.)
Korea University and Hangyang University are top-ranked schools in the nation and they make a conscious effort to provide students with a quality education that exposes the students to different ideas and cultures. They offer various courses in English and an amazing campus life as both are located in the heart of Seoul. TEAN also has summer programs with application deadlines coming up quickly.
Health & Safety Abroad
Pace Education Abroad will help support you before, during, and after your study program abroad. However, you are ultimately responsible for your own physical and mental health while abroad. Although there are many factors outside of your control, making good decisions, preparing in advance, avoiding unnecessary risks, and staying informed about what to do in case of an emergency will help mitigate the problems you may encounter. Carefully read through these resources:
Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation at Pace & Abroad
- Pace's pre-departure health and safety tips
- Pace study abroad’s “In an Emergency” web page
- destination-specific Travel Advisories and alerts posted by the U.S. Department of State
- health-related information about your study abroad destination from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (CDC)
- safety tips to remember while being abroad
- STEP: All study abroad students are enrolled by Pace Education Abroad in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service from the U.S. Department of State (DoS) for U.S. citizens who are traveling or living abroad. Students are enrolled with the nearest in-country U.S. Embassy or Consulate so that the DoS can assist the student and their families in case of an emergency.
- Schedule a physical exam with your healthcare provider before you travel, and discuss your plan for filling prescriptions abroad to ensure you’ll have enough for your entire term abroad ahead of time.
- Meet with your mental health provider to discuss how you will manage your mental health and wellness while abroad. Be proactive prior to travel. Stresses can heighten mental health struggles. Anticipate potential challenges and talk about coping strategies in advance. Understand what resources you have available through your host institution/provider, Pace-provided international insurance, and your own insurance.
- Share health and safety information with your family to make informed decisions regarding participation in study abroad and behavior while abroad.
- All Pace students going abroad on credit-bearing programs are required to attend a pre-departure orientation held by Pace Education Abroad. The orientation stresses health and safety abroad, cultural adjustment, insurance, student identity, mental health, and other topics. It also covers Pace's academic policies and procedures such as enrollment and credits.
- Students must also attend on-site orientation(s) abroad, arranged through their host institution.
Who to Call — in case of an emergency while studying abroad
- Students should download Pace’s free “PACE SAFE” app, with helpful safety and travel features.
- All study abroad students have access to Pace Study Abroad Advisors who can provide additional health and safety information, direct them to further resources and address specific concerns.
- While preparing for study abroad, those who feel they need extra support can reach out to the Pace Counseling Center before departure. (Note: Pace Counseling Center services cannot be accessed while abroad because they are not licensed to provide ongoing international services.)
- If you require accommodation(s) to participate in your program abroad, you must self-identify and contact Pace Student Accessibility Services to request copies of your Pace-approved Letter of Accommodation and other documents to provide to your Study Abroad program or foreign university. Think about how you will manage these differences abroad, consider programs that can best support you, and seek as much information as possible before you depart. Advance planning is the key to a successful study abroad experience!
International Emergency Medical & Travel Insurance
- First contact the on-site Resident Director or other in-country program staff. TEAN Program participants are given contact information for onsite staff members who are available 24/7 in cases of emergency. Students in need of urgent assistance should first contact local TEAN staff. If the person reporting an emergency does not know the TEAN onsite staff contact information, they may reach the TEAN U.S. office at 800-585-9658 or (312) 239-3710 during regular hours (Mon–Thurs: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm CST, Fridays: 8:30 am–4:00 pm CST).
- After hours, students should call the TEAN Emergency Phone at (574) 239-6545.
- Call Pace Security. +1 (212) 346-1800. They answer the phone 24/7 and will then reach out to the appropriate Pace departments who can assist you. You can also quickly contact them through the Pace SAFE app.
- If needed (for example, with a lost passport), contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate or the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services. Consular officers are available for emergency assistance 24/7 at +1 (202) 501-4444 (when calling from outside the USA).
As a participant on a third-party provider study abroad program (TEAN), students are automatically enrolled in TEAN's overseas health insurance plan. As a result, Pace will not
enroll you in the Pace-arranged international travel insurance plan during your semester abroad to avoid charging you for similar coverage that is already provided by your program. However, if you would like to be additionally insured by the Pace-arranged plan please e-mail our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strategies for Remaining Vigilant
- Please note: all Korea semester programs require that students be enrolled in the Korean National Health Insurance in addition to the TEAN policy. Students will be enrolled once they arrive in Korea and will pay the Korean government $40 USD/month while abroad. More details will be provided to students during the application process.
- Carefully review the benefits of your third-party provider program plan and additional health & safety information: TEAN: www.teanabroad.org/how-it-works/study-abroad-support-guidance/health-safety/
Study Abroad post-COVID
- Trust your instincts and remain alert to your surroundings! Remove yourself from a situation if you feel at risk.
- Keep your cell phone charged and with you at all times.
- Learn the in-country 911-equivalent emergency number(s) of your host country.
- Keep important phone numbers in your phone, in your photos, and in your email (in case you lose access to your phone): on-site program staff, Pace faculty leader, Pace security, and the in-country 911-equivalent emergency numbers.
- Be aware of, and adhere to, local laws. Understand what activities are culturally and legally appropriate.
- Appropriate use of alcohol is shaped by local laws, cultural norms, individual program regulations, and safety considerations. Alcohol consumption is a major factor in many of the injuries, assaults, and thefts that might be experienced by students on study abroad programs. Excessive drinking can be disruptive to your program and have a negative impact on your experience (and those around you). Before departure, research the drinking culture in the country you're studying in. Finally, your consumption of alcohol (or another drug), and/or your behavior while under the influence, might lead to a violation of local laws in addition to the program's and Pace University's conduct codes.
- Stay away from high-crime areas.
- Don't travel alone — especially if you're unfamiliar with the area.
- Ensure that you and your friends always have a plan for a safe way to get back to your accommodations.
- Stay informed about current events in your host country. Learn to assess unfamiliar situations and possible risks in your new environment.
- When traveling away from your program site, make sure that your program staff and family are informed about where you’re going and when you’re expected to return.
- Avoid demonstrations, protests, and crowds of people. If you find yourself caught up in one, stay as far from the center of activity as you can. Maintain situational awareness and always know where your exits are! (Do not stay and document the event with your phone or camera!)
Travel smart, be safe, keep in touch with family, and make the most of your experience abroad!
- Though the U.S. Federal government and The World Health Organization ended the global emergency status for COVID-19, we recommend that you read about how study abroad may be affected by COVID-19 to understand the health and financial risks involved with studying abroad.
- Pace University no longer requires that students be COVID-19 compliant. However, Pace strongly recommends that students continue to follow CDC guidelines for vaccination, which recommend that everyone be up to date with flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines including booster doses.
- Study Abroad students should research to see if there are any remaining COVID-19 regulations for entry into their chosen host country abroad (and other countries they wish to travel to), by checking the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. State Department travel advisories, and other resources below.