Hallym International Summer School’s 3-credit summer program offers Korean language courses at a variety of levels, depending on your background. In addition, you may choose from diverse course offerings related to Korea's history, sports, society, environment, or media. The program also has a series of special lectures and exciting field trips to broaden your experience of Korea, its people and places.
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.
Hallym University's Housing consists of eight buildings with a capacity of approximately 2,800 beds. You will be accommodated in the Hallym New Dormitory and share a room with one other person. There are separate male and female areas in the building. Acceptance to the Hallym International Summer Program (HIS) automatically includes accommodation in the dormitory.
Each room in the Hallym New Dormitory has a private shower room, air conditioner and Internet connections. Every room is furnished with beds, desks, chairs, bookshelves, closets, shoe chests, and a dryer rack. Bed sheets, a pillow and a blanket will be provided to you at the time of check-in.
There is no meal plan for this program. There is a modern cafeteria and an auditorium in the dormitories. In addition, the Hallym New Dormitory has excellent amenities including a convenience store, laundry rooms, reading rooms, seminar rooms, yoga center, and a gym.
Estimate of Costs
The Summer 2019 Estimate of Costs is 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.
• Sophomores, juniors, and seniors in all majors with at least a 2.5 GPA are eligible to apply. If you have a lower GPA, or are a Korean citizen, you should consult the UAlbany program coordinator regarding whether you should apply.
• Previous Korean language training is not required.
||University-arranged excursions are not included in this program, but you will have access to plenty of tourist attractions and events off campus.
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
Founded in 1982, Hallym University (HU) is well recognized both at home and internationally. Currently, HU has seven colleges, which include 37 majors, a graduate school and four professional graduate programs.
Since its founding, Hallym University has made substantial progress on a number of fronts and was evaluated as a "Top 10" university in Korea by the Joong-Ang Daily newspaper in 2003. HU has proved its excellence by having the highest rating in Korea in terms of student-professor ratio, the number of available scholarships, its book purchasing budget, the per-student expenditures for education and laboratory experiments, the number of papers published in foreign journals per professor, its finance and management, and the accommodation capacity of its dormitories.
The city of Chuncheon, 1.5 hours from Seoul, where Hallym University is located, is renowned as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Korea.
Chuncheon, the capital of Gangwon Province, is recognized as a lake town for its overwhelming beauty, its clean waters and its beautiful mountains. Besides the natural beauty, visitors 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 not required to obtain a visa in order to participate in this program.
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:
- Summer programs: December
About the Program
The University at Albany’s exchange affiliation with Hallym University enables you to study Korean language and culture for four weeks in the summer, and is intended for U.S. students interested in gaining hands-on experience pursuing the study of subjects related to Korea through special lectures, group projects, field trips, and more.
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, foreign students 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.