Korea University International Summer Campus (ISC)

About the Program

KU's International Summer Campus is an opportunity available to both domestic and international students for academic and cultural immersion in Korea during the summer. Students can choose from a 4-week or 6-week study track with the following program options:

Korea University International Summer Campus Coursework: Students have the option to select courses from a number of faculties including Business, Humanities, Science, and many more. Please visit the website below for complete course availability.

Korea University International Summer Campus Coursework plus Internship: KU offers students that are completing course work in the International Summer Campus program the option of participating in an internship. These opportunities are primarily in private-sector businesses in fields including marketing, sales, operations and public relations. 

Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.

Read program details          

Partner Institution
Korea University
Program Dates

June to July

Country
  • South Korea
Area(s) of study
AnthropologyArtsAsian StudiesBiologyChemistryCommerceComputer ScienceEconomicsEnvironmental ScienceFine ArtsHistoryInternational RelationsKorean LanguageKorean StudiesManagementMathMedia StudiesPhysicsPolitical SciencePsychologyScienceSociologyVisual Arts
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • January 28, 2021

Course Credits

You can enroll in up to 9 credits. Note that 1 KU Credit = 1 UBC Credit (including Korean language courses)

Transfer credits are only granted for courses with academic content and may not be granted for cultural activities, some language courses, or internships. Please speak to an academic advisor if you have any questions.

Transfer credits and evaluated courses at this university

Check out the courses that other students have transferred back to UBC in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit it as a new course request through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this partner institution. This list is a general guideline only–research the partner's website for actual course offerings.

UBC Vancouver
Applied Science (Engineering)
UBC course: MECH 375
Title: Heat Transfer
Partner course code: ISC 360
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-13
Arts
UBC course: ARTH 2nd
Title: Media, Art, Culture and Society
Partner course code: ISC 181
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-13
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Interpersonal Communications
Partner course code: JMCO 264
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-16
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Human Communication
Partner course code: JMCO 330
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-26
UBC course: ASIA 2nd
Title: Introduction to Korean History & Culture
Partner course code: SPGE 176
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-23
UBC course: ASIA 2nd
Title: Contemporary Korean Society
Partner course code: DISS 241-00
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-20
UBC course: ASIA 356
Title: Introduction to film
Partner course code: JMCO 273
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-10-28
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Broadcasting and Film Studies
Partner course code: JMCO 224
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: East Asia: Tradition and Today
Partner course code: ISC 264
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-28
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Mass Media and Popular Culture in Korea
Partner course code: ISC 282A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-01
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Korean Cinema and Visual Culture
Partner course code: ISC 283
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-23
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Korean Society and Culture
Partner course code: SOCI 347
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-07-20
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Language, Culture, and Society in Korea
Partner course code: ISC 364
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-28
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Special Topics in East Asian Studies I: Japan-Korea Relations and East Asia
Partner course code: DISS 433
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-23
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Mass media and popular culture in Korea
Partner course code: JMCO 436
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-01
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Broadcasting and Film 2016 Fall: History of Korean Cinema
Partner course code: JMCO 224-02
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: COMM 294
Title: Managerial Accounting
Partner course code: ISC 211B
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2018-10-02
UBC course: ECON 301
Title: Intermediate Microeconomics
Partner course code: ISC 316
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-06
UBC course: ENGL 225
Title: Introduction to British and American Poetry
Partner course code: ENGL 201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-11
UBC course: Econ 326
Title: ECONOMETRICS 1
Partner course code: ECON 301
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-06-22
UBC course: Econ 355
Title: International Trade
Partner course code: ECON 336
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-06-22
UBC course: FIPR 234
Title: Media Aesthetic and Production Theory
Partner course code: JMCO 225
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-07
UBC course: FREN 1st
Title: French (Beginner)
Partner course code: IFLS 123-04
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2016-08-09
UBC course: HIST 2nd
Title: Late Modern Western History
Partner course code: HOEW 315
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-09
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: History of Korean-American Relations
Partner course code: ISC 372
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-27
UBC course: KORN 1st
Title: Beginner's Korean 1
Partner course code: IFLS 108
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2018-12-10
UBC course: KORN 1st
Title: BEGINNER'S KOREAN I
Partner course code: IFLS 108
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-10
UBC course: KORN 1st
Title: Beginning Korean 1E
Partner course code: IKL 211E
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: KORN 1st
Title: Beginning KoreanⅠ- F
Partner course code: IKL 211F
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2018-08-23
UBC course: KORN 1st
Title: Beginning Korean II-C
Partner course code: IKL 223
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2017-09-12
UBC course: KORN 1st
Title: Korean Speaking for Beginners I
Partner course code: IFLS 240
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2018-06-05
UBC course: KORN 2nd
Title: Beginner's Korean II
Partner course code: IFLS 109_01
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: KORN 2nd
Title: Intermediate Korean 1
Partner course code: IFLS 110
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-12
UBC course: KORN 2nd
Title: Intermediate Korean Speaking
Partner course code: IFLS 242
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2018-12-10
UBC course: KORN 2nd
Title: INTERMEDIATE KOREAN I
Partner course code: IFLS 110
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2017-02-07
UBC course: KORN 4th
Title: the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty
Partner course code: HOKA 122
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2017-06-01
UBC course: KORN 4th
Title: Broadcast Language of Korea
Partner course code: KORE 144
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2017-06-01
UBC course: LING 100
Title: Introduction to Linguistics
Partner course code: LING 101
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2017-05-09
UBC course: LING 1st
Title: READINGS IN LINGUISTICS I
Partner course code: LING 491
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-17
UBC course: LING 2nd
Title: Introduction to Korean Linguistics (English)
Partner course code: KORE 230
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-17
UBC course: LING 3rd
Title: Semantics and Pragmatics of English
Partner course code: ELED 422
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-17
UBC course: LING 3rd
Title: Readings in Linguistics II
Partner course code: LING 454
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-17
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Korean Diplomacy Colloquium
Partner course code: DISS 282
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 334
Title: On Democracy
Partner course code: POLI 342
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: POLI 365
Title: International Relations of East Asia
Partner course code: ISC 228
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-22
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Japanese Politics and Society
Partner course code: POLI 228-00
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-18
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Contemporary Western History: Russian Foreign Policy
Partner course code: HOEW 314
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Special Topics in International Relations—International Conflict and Co-operation in the Mod
Partner course code: DISS 325
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: THEORY OF POLITICAL PROCESSES
Partner course code: poli 326
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Understanding Korean Politics
Partner course code: ISC 328
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-25
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: South-North Korean Relations
Partner course code: DISS 329
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: HUMAN RIGHTS IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD(English)
Partner course code: DISS 338
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-22
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: SPECIAL TOPICS IN KOREAN STUDIES
Partner course code: DISS 341
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: International Relations of North America
Partner course code: DISS 421
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Democracy and Capitalism
Partner course code: POLI 431
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: PSYC 1st
Title: Introduction to Psychology
Partner course code: ISC 265A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-29
UBC course: PSYC 300A
Title: Abnormal Psychology
Partner course code: ISC 236
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-27
UBC course: PSYC 300A
Title: Abnormal Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 331
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-07-18
UBC course: PSYC 302
Title: Developmental Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 275-00
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2017-02-09
UBC course: PSYC 307
Title: CULTURE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR(English)
Partner course code: PSYC 365
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-11
UBC course: PSYC 336
Title: Psychology of Language
Partner course code: PSYC 326
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-08
UBC course: PSYC 336
Title: Psychology of Language
Partner course code: PSYC 326
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-01
UBC course: PSYC 336
Title: Psychology of Language
Partner course code: PSYC 326
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-08
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: SENSATION AND PERCEPTION(English)
Partner course code: PSYC 221
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-11
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Social Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 277
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-26
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Social Behavior and Individual Differences
Partner course code: PSYC 315
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-07-18
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Psychology of the Decision Making
Partner course code: PSYC 356
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-05
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Attention and Response Selection
Partner course code: PSYC 423
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-18
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Social Neuroscience
Partner course code: PSYC 439
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-17
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: User Experience and Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 493
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-09
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: User Experience and Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 493-00
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-09
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Sensation and Perception
Partner course code: PSYC 221
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-11
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Cultural Sociology
Partner course code: SOCI 446
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-27
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Visual Sociology
Partner course code: SOCI 361
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-11
UBC course: SOCI 461
Title: Social Problems and Welfare States
Partner course code: SOCI 496
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-24
UBC course: SOCI 484
Title: Sociology of Health and Health Care
Partner course code: SOCI 375
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-05
UBC course: SOCI 4th
Title: Sociology of the Global Society
Partner course code: SOCI 482
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-22
UBC course: VISA 180
Title: Watercolour Techniques
Partner course code: ISC 126
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-10
UBC course: no credit
Title: BUSINESS ENGLISH(English)
Partner course code: IFLS 309
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-11-05
UBC course: psyc 3rd
Title: Interpersonal Relationships
Partner course code: PSYC 368
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-09
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 205
Title: Introduction to Management Information Systems
Partner course code: ISC 213
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-09
UBC course: COMM 329
Title: Organizational Behaviour
Partner course code: BUSS 311
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-22
UBC course: COMM 353
Title: Intermediate Accounting I
Partner course code: BUSS 213
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-01
UBC course: COMM 362
Title: Consumer Behavior
Partner course code: BUSS 342
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
UBC course: COMM 370
Title: Corporate Finance
Partner course code: ISC 305
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-06
UBC course: COMM 370
Title: Corporate Finance
Partner course code: BUSS 384
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-01
UBC course: COMM 398
Title: INTRODUCTION TO OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Partner course code: BUSS 211
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-07-20
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Understanding Advertising
Partner course code: JMCO 267
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-10
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Understanding Advertising
Partner course code: JMCO 267
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Understanding Consumers
Partner course code: JMCO 268
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Business and Management in Contemporary Korea
Partner course code: ISC 397
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-19
UBC course: COMM 450
Title: Intermediate Accounting II
Partner course code: BUSS 214
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-30
UBC course: COMM 462
Title: Advertising Management
Partner course code: BUSS 238
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-03
UBC course: COMM 467
Title: Product and Brand Management
Partner course code: BUSS 454
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-05-04
UBC course: COMM 491
Title: Strategic Management
Partner course code: BUSS 402
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-18
Kinesiology
UBC course: KIN 3rd
Title: Geriatric Physical Therapy
Partner course code: KHPH 318-00
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-16
Land and Food Systems
UBC course: Econ 350
Title: Public Economics
Partner course code: LESE 205
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-10
Law
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Comparative Law
Partner course code: LAW
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-25
Science
UBC course: ASTR 311
Title: The Cosmos
Partner course code: ISC 261
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-08
UBC course: ASTR 311
Title: The Cosmos
Partner course code: ISC 261
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-08
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Neurobiology
Partner course code: LIBS 441
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-21
UBC course: CPSC 311
Title: Programming Languages
Partner course code: COSE 212
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-08
UBC course: CPSC 3rd
Title: Theory of Computation
Partner course code: COSE 215
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-23
UBC course: CPSC 3rd
Title: DATA SCIENCE
Partner course code: COSE 471
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-21
UBC course: ELEV 1st
Title: Statistical Computer Software
Partner course code: STAT 180
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-29
UBC course: STAT 302
Title: INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY THEORY
Partner course code: STAT 221
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-18
UBC Okanagan
Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Introduction to Journalism [English]
Partner course code: JMCO 211-02
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-25
UBC course: ECON 345
Title: Money and Banking
Partner course code: ISC 301
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-19
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: International Trade and Finance
Partner course code: ISC 302
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-13
UBC course: LANG 2nd
Title: Intermediate Korean I-B
Partner course code: IKL 311B
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2018-08-08
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Advanced Developmental Psychopathology
Partner course code: IC 396
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-09
UBC course: SOCI 4th
Title: Organizations and Environments
Partner course code: SOCI 486-00
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-25
Creative and Critical Studies
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Korean for Beginners I
Partner course code: IFLS 108-06
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-25

Tuition and Fees

There are a limited number of exchange spaces available, which will be assessed on a competitive basis. Under exchange, students pay UBC tuition for the number of credits they enroll in for this program.  If not selected to use an exchange space, students will pay tuition directly to the partner institution.

In both cases, the partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Complete your research about the summer abroad program and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (UBCV / UBCO), including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. If selecting a program that has limited enrolment (e.g. "Summer Exchange"), include a second choice as a backup on the same application by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "Summer Exchange" experience to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" experience to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select "Summer Exchange", be sure to include a backup choice.
  5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program, a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted, after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university.

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Fee Adjustment Policy for Summer Abroad

The Go Global Fee ($415.00 CDN) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be adjusted under the following circumstances.

If you are not matched to a partner university

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements

  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university

  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

If you withdraw from Go Global

To withdraw from your Go Global program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw from Go Global by the relevant deadline below, will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (reduced by $93.25).

  • March 30: For summer programs

  • June 30: For UBC Winter Term 1 and Full-Year exchange

  • September 30: For UBC Winter Term 2 and Split-Year exchange

If you have questions, please connect with your Go Global advisor or email Go Global at go.global@ubc.ca.

Contact Go Global

Go Global's Vancouver campus office is closed until further notice. At this time, you can contact Go Global by email, phone or virtually through Zoom.

If you need to book an advising appointment, please complete the online request form. Appointments will be held through Zoom or by phone.

Advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Partner Institution
Korea University
Program Dates

June to July

Country
  • South Korea
Area(s) of study
AnthropologyArtsAsian StudiesBiologyChemistryCommerceComputer ScienceEconomicsEnvironmental ScienceFine ArtsHistoryInternational RelationsKorean LanguageKorean StudiesManagementMathMedia StudiesPhysicsPolitical SciencePsychologyScienceSociologyVisual Arts
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • January 28, 2021