PROGRAM DESCRIPTION In cooperation with the Center for International Education at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies will offer a short-term study abroad program in Korea at Dankook University (July 12 – August 8, 2014). The objectives of the Summer Study Abroad Program in Korea are: (1) to provide CSULB students with affordable opportunities for international education; and (2) to help students improve their understanding of Korean language and culture. The academic program consists of four weeks of basic language and culture classes, as well as many content courses taught in English. Each class meets four days a week for two and half hours a day. Students may register for one to two courses (3 units each) that are transferable to CSULB. Courses include: Korean Language I & II, Modern Korean History, East Asian Civilization, International Business, International Economics, International Tourism, Korean Art History, Korean Culture and Mass Media, People and Culture of Asia, and North Korean Politics, Introduction to Sociology, World Geography, American Culture, etc. Optional cultural activities and field trips will be available for students to supplement academic coursework. Cultural activities include Korean Cooking, Korean Mask Making, Traditional Korean Dance & Music, Korean Movies, and Taekwondo.
Students do not have to know Korean to participate in this program. All content courses will be taught in English. Native speakers of English and students with native fluency in English, who wish to spend an additional three weeks in Korea and receive an airfare reimbursement (up to $1,200), can apply for the English Village Internship Program to serve as English tutors (June 19 – July 11, 2014). Interns must arrive three weeks before the International Summer School Program and will be provided with free housing and daily breakfast on campus.
Proof of health insurance (students may purchase international health insurance through CSULB after being admitted)
Medical Record showing vaccination of tuberculosis and hepatitis
Completed applications should be submitted to the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (FO3-340) by April 18, 2014. Questions? (562) 985-4645
* The estimated budget does not include passport application fees or personal spending money which may vary from person to person. The total cost may change slightly, depending on the fluctuating exchange rate and airfare, as well as circumstances in Korea beyond our control.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
Center for International Education, BH-201
CSULB DIRECT EXCHANGE PROGRAMAPPLICATION
Submit your application by April 18th, 2014 to the
Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (FO3-340; 562-985-4645). (Please use black ink) ______ I am applying to participate in the Summer 2014 Study Abroad Program at Dankook University (DKU) in Korea from July 12 to August 8, 2014.
______ I am also applying to participate in DKU’s optional English Village Internship Program for native English speakers from June 19 to July 11, 2014 to receive $1,200 in airfare reimbursement.
1. NAME __________________________________________________________________
As listed on passport (Last) (First) (MI)
2. MAJOR_______________________________ MINOR: __________________________
3. CUMULATIVE GPA: _______________ 4. CSULB ID # ________________________
5. CONTACT INFORMATION (Local address while attending CSULB)
Senior (90 or more units) __________ Graduate Level _____________
14. IDENTIFY YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR AT CSULB:
Name Department Office Phone Number
Did you discuss the equivalent transfer credit form (“GOLDSHEET”) with your Dept. Advisor?
(Circle one) YES NO Note: Financial Aid requires this before you go.
15. LIST SPECIFIC COURSE TITLES AND/OR SUBJECTS THAT YOU PLAN TO STUDY OVERSEAS (See Dankook University website): http://global.dankook.ac.kr/
16. HAVE YOU LIVED, TRAVELED or STUDIED ABROAD (including Mexico & Canada)?
If so, indicate where and when you were abroad, the purpose of your time abroad (i.e., visit friend, study, family vacation, personal holiday, etc.), and how long you were abroad.
20. ARE YOU CURRENTLY RECEIVING FINANCIAL AID? (circle one) NO YES
21. ESTIMATE YOUR TOTAL EXPENSES FOR STUDYING ABROAD: $ 2,825 - $3,650
* Contact recent returnees in our Exchange Alumni Notebook for current budget information
22. ESTIMATE YOUR RESOURCES FOR FINANCING THIS AMOUNT:
Personal Savings $ ________
Parental Support $ ________
Financial Aid $ ________
(Grants, Loans, etc.)
Other $ ________
TOTAL RESOURCES $ ________
(This figure should meet or exceed the estimated expenses figure.)
Please write an essay of 3 – 5 paragraphs (single-spaced) about how studying abroad will contribute to your educational, career, and personal goals; specifically how this international experience will enhance your college experience. This essay is an important part of your application, so provide a thoughtful response. The essay should be no longer than one page and should be typed with your name and program clearly listed at the top of the page. Please sign your essay at the bottom of the page.
24. SIGN BELOW
I certify that the information given in this application is true and complete.
3. REMARKS: Based on your knowledge of the applicant, please comment on their ability to participate in and profit from an overseas CSULB Direct Exchange study abroad experience. You may use the space below or attach your own letter. (Comments required)