Gwangju, South Korea
June 16 - August 14, 2016
Chonnam National University
The CLS Program in Gwangju, Korea provides students opportunities to learn Korean both inside the classroom and in an immersive cultural setting during an intensive 8-week language program set in Korea’s sixth-largest city located just south of Seoul. Students receive 20 hours per week of classroom instruction where they learn the four major skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Korean.
Additionally, the CLS curriculum in Gwangju incorporates extensive co-curricular activities including day and weekend excursions to explore significant sites in and near Gwangju, cultural seminars, and community programs where participants utilize their Korean language to learn more about Korea’s culture. Students will also have one-on-one sessions with native-speaking language partners for a few hours a week. Altogether, students will cover the equivalent of one year of Korean instruction at a U.S. institution during the course of the summer.
Chonnam National University (CNU) is a conglomerate of 16 colleges and 11 graduate programs with histories dating back more than 100 years. Founded in 1952 during a period of transition in Korea, CNU students played a large role in the nation’s development. You can find out more about CNU on their website.
Language Levels Offered:
- Beginning: No previous study of Korean, or less than one academic year of study or the equivalent.
- Advanced Beginning: Minimum requirement: completion of one year of college-level Korean, or its equivalent, prior to the start of the program.
- Intermediate: Minimum requirement: completion of two years of college-level Korean, or its equivalent, prior to the start of the program.
- Advanced: Minimum requirement: completion of three years of college-level Korean, or its equivalent, prior to the start of the program.