Seoul National University International Summer Institute

About the Program

The International Summer Institute (ISI) offers an intensive six-week summer program led by distinguished SNU and international faculty. Conducted completely in English, more than 35 courses are offered on a diverse range of academic fields.

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.

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Partner Institution
Seoul National University
Program Dates

June to July

Country
  • South Korea
Area(s) of study
ArtsAsian StudiesCommerceComputer ScienceEconomicsEngineeringGeographyHistoryInternational RelationsManagementPolitical ScienceScience
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • December 14, 2021
  • January 27, 2022

Course Credits

You can enroll in up to 9 credits. Please note that 1 SNU credit = 1 UBC credit.

Transfer credits are only granted for courses with academic content and may not be granted for cultural activities or intensive language courses. Please speak to a departmental 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
Arts
UBC course: ARTH 2nd
Title: Korean Art and Culture
Partner course code: ARTH 2nd year
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2021-05-25
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Design Thinking and Research
Partner course code: M1774 0012
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-23
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Advanced English: Culture and Society
Partner course code: ENGLISH 032.024
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-25
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: 20th-Century American Literature
Partner course code: 103.338A 001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-15
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Cross-cultural Explorations in East Asia (Global Communications)
Partner course code: 211.402A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-05
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Topics in West Asian Civilization
Partner course code: M2752.0005
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-05
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Life in Contemporary Korea
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-28
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Two Koreas: Modern Korean History and Society
Partner course code: 055.016
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Buddhism in Korea
Partner course code: 114 323
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-10
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Islamic Thought and Modern West Asia
Partner course code: AISA 3rd Year
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2021-05-25
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Korean History
Partner course code: 043.007
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-05
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Life in contemporary Korea
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-28
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Korean Language and Culture
Partner course code: 055 003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-10
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: The Korean Language
Partner course code: 055.002
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-01
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Entrepreneurship in Asia
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Institution Management Theory
Partner course code: 251.317
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2019-05-27
UBC course: ECON 2nd
Title: Economic Geography
Partner course code: 713 228.001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-21
UBC course: ECON 301
Title: Intermediate Microeconomics
Partner course code: 212 201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-21
UBC course: ECON 355
Title: International Trade
Partner course code: ECON 016-111
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-23
UBC course: ECON 355
Title: International Economics
Partner course code: ECON 212.213
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-06
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Korean Economic History
Partner course code: ECON 212.314
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2018-02-22
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Economics of Catch-Up
Partner course code: 212.467A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-19
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Money, state, and the world order
Partner course code: ECON 4th
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-21
UBC course: ELEV 3rd
Title: Psychotherapy
Partner course code: PSYC 207.315
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2017-03-03
UBC course: Econ 2nd
Title: Korean Economic Development and World Trade
Partner course code: ECON 16-215
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-10
UBC course: FIPR 133
Title: Digital Video Workshop 1
Partner course code: Media 211.320B
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2017-09-25
UBC course: FMST 314
Title: Marriage and Family
Partner course code: 045.029
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2017-03-23
UBC course: GEOG 3RD
Title: Regional Studies of Asia
Partner course code: 713.421
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-04
UBC course: GEOG 3RD
Title: Studies in Developing Country
Partner course code: N/A 208.422
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-08
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Teaching of Economic Geography
Partner course code: 713.228
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-09
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: New Perspective on Korean Cultural History
Partner course code: HIST 043.003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-29
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Ancient Korean History
Partner course code: 109.219
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2018-06-02
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: History of Germany
Partner course code: 112.310
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2018-06-02
UBC course: KORN 1st
Title: Korean Language
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2018-08-23
UBC course: KORN 1st
Title: 15-Week Korean Language Program Level 1.5
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2018-02-22
UBC course: KORN 1st
Title: Elementary Korean
Partner course code: N/A 032.001
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2017-11-20
UBC course: KORN 2nd
Title: 15 week special program (Level 3+4)
Partner course code: KLEC 3-4
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2018-06-05
UBC course: KORN 4th
Title: Advanced Korean
Partner course code: 032.004
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: MUSC 328
Title: Introduction to Korean Musical Culture
Partner course code: 054-212
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-23
UBC course: PHIL 330
Title: State and Justice
Partner course code: 714.428
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: International Relations and Peace-building on the Korean Peninsula
Partner course code: 200.203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-25
UBC course: POLI 320
Title: Decision-Making Process in US Politics
Partner course code: POLI 216B.335A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 335
Title: Studies in Comparative Federalism
Partner course code: POLI 216B.513
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: China in World Affairs
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Korean Wave and Soft Power
Partner course code: 200.202
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-05
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The United States and Asia
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: North Korea Politics and Society
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-05
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: US and East Asia
Partner course code: POLI
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: PSYC 1st
Title: Introduction to Psychology
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-18
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Neuroscience
Partner course code: 207.223
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2017-02-16
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Human Factors and Engineering Psychology
Partner course code: M1308.0009
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-15
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Culture and Society of Korea
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-04
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Culture and Society of Korea
Partner course code: 100.203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-08
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Sociology of International NGOs: Understanding and Participation
Partner course code: SOCI 205.346A
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2018-03-02
UBC course: psyc 2nd
Title: Mapping your life across 20s
Partner course code: PSYC L0549.0013
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2019-12-09
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Management Accounting
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-26
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Introduction to Management
Partner course code: 16
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-30
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Financial Management
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-06
UBC course: COMM 371
Title: Investments
Partner course code: 251.422
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-10-28
UBC course: COMM 371
Title: Investments
Partner course code: 251.422
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-10-18
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Special Topics in Management
Partner course code: 251.328
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2019-05-27
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Derivatives Theory
Partner course code: COMM 251.420
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2019-07-18
UBC course: COMM 447
Title: Dynamic Project Management & Control
Partner course code: M2177.0047
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-22
UBC course: COMM 457
Title: Principles of Accounting
Partner course code: COMM 251.205
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-13
UBC course: COMM 498
Title: International Business Management
Partner course code: COMM 251.322
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-03
Population and Public Health
UBC course: HEAL 3rd
Title: Principles of Epidemiology
Partner course code: 900.504A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-19
UBC course: HEAL 3rd
Title: Global Health Epidemiology
Partner course code: 902.701
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-19
UBC Okanagan
Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Intermediate Korean 1
Partner course code: KORR 032.002
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-19
UBC course: BIOC 304
Title: Biochemistry 1
Partner course code: 300.312
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-19
UBC course: ECON 101
Title: Principles of Economics
Partner course code: 200.105
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-19
UBC course: ENGL 379
Title: Contemporary Novels of the English-Speaking World
Partner course code: 103.421
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-19
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Aging and Social Welfare
Partner course code: 209.311
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-08
Management
UBC course: MGMT 412
Title: Negotiation: Theory & Practice
Partner course code: CBA 251.328
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2016-10-04
UBC course: MGMT 412
Title: Negotiation: Theory & Practice
Partner course code: CBA 251.328
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-04

Tuition and Fees

You will pay tuition directly to the partner institution for this program. 

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.

SNU ISI offers several scholarships or fee discounts. For example, the Korean Studies Scholarship is a 20% tuition fee discount for students who have taken more than 2 classes related to ‘Korean Studies’. Please review the ISI website for other fee reduction options.

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

You can contact Go Global by email, phone, in-person or virtually through Zoom.

Booking a virtual advising appointment

If you need to book an advising appointment, please complete the online request form. Appointments will be held through Zoom or by phone, and can be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm PT from Monday to Friday. 

If you require an appointment outside of these hours, contact Go Global and they will do their best to accommodate. Appointments outside of regular hours can only be accommodated virtually.

In-person drop-in advising hours

Starting Tuesday, Sep 7, Go Global will offer in-person drop-in advising at the UBC Life Building during the times below:

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Go Global 101 - Group Advising Sessions (Virtual) Every Friday

Go Global offers group advising online on Fridays at 12:00 pm. Sign-up for Group Advising to learn more about the main Go Global program areas, meet a Go Global Advisor and meet other students interested in Go Global.

Partner Institution
Seoul National University
Program Dates

June to July

Country
  • South Korea
Area(s) of study
ArtsAsian StudiesCommerceComputer ScienceEconomicsEngineeringGeographyHistoryInternational RelationsManagementPolitical ScienceScience
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • December 14, 2021
  • January 27, 2022