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Lehigh in South Korea
Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter
Fact Sheet:
Experience / Activity Type: Classes Credit type: LU credit
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Class Eligibility: First Year, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Housing Option: Hotel/Hostel LU Program Director: Jung, HT (
Host: Lehigh Program LU Study Abroad Advisor: Jodeen Gemmel (
AACSB accredited: No
Global Engineering Consortium:
Program Description:

INFORMATION SESSION:  Monday, September 25, 2017 at 4:10pm in Williams 80


PROGRAM DATES: January 5 - 16, 2018 (Depart US January 4th)

PLEASE NOTE: All program participants should arrive in Seoul, South Korea by no later than January 5, 2018. Program accommodations begin on January 5, 2018.    
South Korea Cohort 2016
$3,700 (Tentative) - This includes tuition for three credits, accommodations for the nights of January 5 - January 16, 2018 (depart), various museum entrance/excursion fees and local travel pass. Not included:  $50 LU Registration Fee, airfare to/from Seoul, South Korea, most meals, mobile phone, laundry, personal travel or other personal costs.
* A limited number of need-based scholarships are also available. Applications will be evaluated according to a student's financial need and an essay describing the possible significance of this experience to their academic and professional development. Deadlines are posted on the Travel Grant Form.pdf.

Students are encouraged to review the Finances section of the Lehigh Study Abroad website for information on additional funding opportunities.

The course is taught in English by Professor H-T Jung and is appropriate for Freshman through Senior-level, undergraduate students of all concentrations. No Prerequisites.

ARCH 035 - Seoul: Everyday Life, Culture, and History (3 credits, HU or SS) This course deals with the physical and cultural environment of the city of Seoul. The capital of South Korea is known for its rich historical heritage and economic and technological developments. Students will have opportunities to discuss and experience the cultural, technological, economic, and political currents of the city as well as its traditions. The class will visit places of significance in the city such as the old palaces of Joseon Dynasty, Buddhist temples, museums, the city hall and other public buildings, as well as business districts and corporate headquarters, and the Korean Demilitarized Zone. No Knowledge of Korean required.

PARTICIPATION Students are expected to participate in all field trips, meetings and discussions to successfully complete the class.

ASSIGNMENTS AND EVALUATION Students are required to submit a series of short essays about their activities in the city or an independent project is also possible (with approval of the instructor). Papers and projects are shared through group discussions and presentations. Grades will be based on papers or projects (50%), presentation and discussion (30%) and participation (20%).
This faculty-led study abroad program in South Korea provides students with an opportunity to closely experience the physical and cultural environments of the city of Seoul, South Korea. As one of the largest cities in the world, Seoul is known for its rich historical heritage and vibrant economic and technological activities. With the guidance of the instructor and/or invited experts, students will visit various venues of cultural, commercial, political and historical importance. Through this program, students will have a chance to approach the everyday life, culture and history of the city of Seoul. 

Students accommodations will be in double or triple occupancy rooms at the Seoul Ever8 Shinchon Hotel. The hotel opened in 2014 with 230 rooms. Cooking is possible in all rooms. Conveniently located in the city of Seoul and public transportation, Ever8 also features fitness & business centers, conference rooms, a cafe & restaurant.