Hallym University’s program offers practical and experiential exploration of Korean language, history, culture and customs.
Course Descriptions and Syllabi
Topics are available in Korean Food, Korean Arts and Music, Intercultural Communication, Korean History and Korean Pop Culture. The program is mainly taught in English.
Review Hallym University’s website for more information regarding course offerings.
General Education Information for UAlbany Students
Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.
Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students
Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.
All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary.
At Hallym University, you can live in the Hallym International Dormitory (HID), along with Korean students who are serious about improving their language skills. This unique living situation will help you adjust to life in Korea while promoting intercultural awareness. HID is equipped with a variety of resources to help improve your language skills, including satellite television in several languages, a variety of publications, language-specific computer resources, and a singing room with a variety of songs in Chinese, Japanese, and English.
Hallym University’s double/triple occupancy dormitory facilities are equipped with reading rooms, a PC room, a music room, laundry facilities, and a movie room. There is also a shared refrigerator on each floor. Each room is furnished with a LAN connection, bed, desk, and fan for your convenience. On-campus housing is guaranteed for exchange students.
There is no meal plan for this program. You may choose to purchase meals in the cafeteria or eat out at local restaurants. Cooking is not allowed in the dormitory, but you can use the microwave oven provided by the school.
Academic Year 2018/19
Estimate of Costs
The Academic Year 2018/19 Estimate of Costs forthcoming.
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Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.
Juniors, seniors, and exceptional sophomores in all majors with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply. If you have a lower GPA, you should consult with the UAlbany study abroad program coordinator.
Prior knowledge of Korean is not required.
Korean natives are eligible to apply for this program.
University-arranged excursions are not included in this program, but you may enjoy tourist attractions and events off campus, on your own.
Student Clubs and Organizations
Hallym University has a Joint Program with Korean Students, which gives you the opportunity to participate in several off-campus field trips.
Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.
External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.
More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.
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About the City
The city of Chuncheon, located 1.5 hours from Seoul, is renowned as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Korea.
Chuncheon, the capital of Gangwon Province, is recognized as a lake town that is known for its overwhelming beauty, clean water, and beautiful mountains. Besides the natural beauty, you can enjoy a wide variety of culinary arts, international festivals and cultural events year-round; Makguksu (a traditional Korean dish of buckwheat noodles topped with spicy seasoning), the International Mime Festival, the Chuncheon Puppet Festival, and the Chuncheon International Marathon, to name a few.
A valid passport is required to participate in this program. If you are a U.S. citizen, you are required to obtain a visa to enter Korea.
For all other nationalities, please check with your government and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea website to determine whether you are required to obtain a visa for this program. More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program.
Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
- Spring/Winter/Spring Break programs: July
- Fall/Year/Summer programs: December
Academic Year 2018/19
Academic Year 2018-2019
About the Program
Hallym International School (HIS), a division of the Institute of Global Education (IGE), was established to promote an international community at Hallym University. The Korean Language Education Center (KLEC) was established in August 2004, under the support of the Institute of Global Education to teach Korean language and culture to international students from around the world. KLEC has various Korean language programs designed to improve communicative competence and performance. All teachers at KLEC have completed a training program in teaching Korean as second language, and are well-versed in Korean grammar, language acquisition theory, and Korean language teaching methodology. Furthermore, they are experienced in teaching Korean as a second language to students from a variety of language backgrounds. With enthusiastic and experienced teachers, you will learn and practice speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a well-equipped environment.
Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare of the overall education abroad experience. The fall semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the end of Spring UAlbany classes and in late November/early December for the spring term abroad.
Upon arrival at Hallym University, you will attend a mandatory program orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by International Office of your host university.
UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary.
Hallym University's International Office staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.