Hankuk University of Foreign Studies - International Summer Session (HUFS)
The student exchange program at HUFS is designed to develop a global perspective by gaining an appreciation of cultural diversity through immersion in academic and cultural experiences.Establish in 1954, HUFS was South Korea's first higher education institution specialized in foreign languages and global studies. HUFS boasts around 22,000 students with over 1,200 international students. UCCS students remain enrolled with UCCS for the academic program at HUFS.
Interested in going on this program? Visit our Steps to Study Abroad website for more information: https://www.uccs.edu/educationabroad/get-started/steps-to-study-abroad
Have any further questions about this program? Take a look at our FAQ or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This summer program in the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies International Summer Session allows all students to participate in learning about South Korean culture, and the Korean language, all in the capital Seoul. This is a guided 4-week program from HUFS, with courses and modules following their guide in specified periods of learning for each week. Courses offered include exploring Korean media, history of South Korea, Korean Music, and Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced Korean for language learning.
You can find more information about the courses here
at: HUFS ISS courses(exchange students).pdf
There are two campus dormitories are available for exchange students. All rooms are air-conditioned and fully furnished with internet access. Students, upon nomination and acceptance, will apply for the dormitory or their choice. For the most up to date information about HUFS accommodation, please visit their housing website here.
On-campus residences: On-campus residences have curfews starting at midnight, among other rules. Disobeying these rules can result in penalties, which if enough penalties occur, students will be asked to leave the residence. These residences cost around $300-$500 USD for the summer program.
Every student going abroad through UCCS is required to obtain or show proof of a comprehensive international health insurance plan that includes emergency evacuation and repatriation. UCCS recommends a minimum coverage amount of $200,000.00. Please visit our insurance page for more information and to see the UCCS recommended international health insurance provider. Rates will vary depending on the student and the duration of stay.
Health and Safety
Health and safety are paramount to a successful experience studying abroad. We encourage students to research health and safety considerations of the destination in which they wish to go. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provide up to date and comprehensive information about health and safety abroad. Please visit the following links to find more information:
U.S. Department of State: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.html
Centers for Disease Control: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/
Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a huge metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. Notable attractions include futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a convention hall with curving architecture and a rooftop park; Gyeongbokgung Palace, which once had more than 7,000 rooms; and Jogyesa Temple, site of ancient locust and pine trees.
Today, Seoul is considered a leading and rising global city, resulting from an economic boom called the Miracle on the Han River which transformed it to the world's 4th largest metropolitan economy with a GDP of US$845.9 billion in 2014 after Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles. In 2015, it was rated Asia's most livable city with the second highest quality of life globally by Arcadis. A world leading technology hub centered on Gangnam and Digital Media City the Seoul Capital Area boasts 15 Fortune Global 500 companies such as Samsung, one of the world's largest technology companies, as well as LG and Hyundai-Kia.