GS 377 and ENST 377
Program dates: June 21 – July 12
Program fee: TBD
Immerse yourself in an exciting culture and way of life by participating in the Korea Summer Studies Program (KSSP) at LC’s sister school, Hannam University!
Living arrangements at Hannam University will give you the opportunity to interact with students from around the world and make friendships that last a lifetime. Coursework includes Korean culture, architecture, cinema, society, and language, which provide an excellent introduction to life in Korea. This experience paves the way for learning more about the world and your place in it.
The “buddy system,” a highlight of the KSSP, connects LC students with Hannam students who introduce their international friends to Korean life and culture through activities such as pottery-making, karaoke night, Taekwondo lessons, visits to a Buddhist temple, and sampling the local cuisine. In this multidisciplinary program, and as a continuation of the cultural immersion, students will interact with local experts from the Korean Centers for Disease Control to gain a better understanding of how changing ecological niches affect the health of humans by increasing opportunities for vector-borne diseases, and chronic health conditions due to increased atmospheric pollution. Participants will study climate change and its affects from a comparative perspective as they explore the intersection of science and cultural diversity while immersed in Korean culture.
This amazing experience concludes with a two-day excursion to Seoul, the capital of South Korea. The intentional combination of the coursework, accommodations, excursions, and the student “buddy system” truly allow students the opportunity to not simply learn about a culture, but to experience it, and return with a deeper appreciation of culture and understanding of intercultural communication.
Professor Heather Ryan-Sigler,