Harvard Summer School Program in Seoul 2017 (Undergraduate)

Date of Deadline: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Harvard Summer School Program in Seoul 2017

Explore Modern Korean Culture and History through its Groundbreaking Cinema

2017 Dates: Mon June 19, 2017 (arrival) - August 12, 2017 (check out of dorms); 8 week long program

Harvard Summer School Program Abroad Online Application Deadline: (Online application to go live on December 1, 2016.) View more information about the Program, the application requirements and the link to the online application:http://www.summer.harvard.edu/programs/study-abroad/seoul-korea

We encourage you to apply to this exciting Harvard Summer School in Seoul Program  if you are interested in learning about Korean postwar cinema, learning Korean language and experiencing Korea first hand.

The Harvard Summer School in Korea Program is open to college undergraduates, usually rising sophomores, juniors in good standing. The theme for 2017 is Korea Reborn: Postwar Korea as Seen Through Film and Learning Korean Language! This cinema course examines Korea as it emerged from the Korean War (1950-­‐1953), and how artists, writers, and film directors began to address the effects of the nation’s recovery and rapid modernization. Through periods of dictatorship and democracy, Korean filmmakers produced memorable and powerful narratives. With film screenings, visits by guest speakers, through classroom discussion and excursions to modern and traditional sites in Korea, this course will examine the cultural ramifications of Korea’s social, economic, and political shifts since the mid-­‐twentieth century and their legacy on contemporary society as seen through film. In addition to the course on Korean film, students will study Korean language for credit. Multi-track instruction in Korean language [KORE S-Ba, KORE S-120a, KORE S-130a, KORE S-140-a and KORE S-150a] reinforces language skills and enriches students’ understanding of Korean culture. Students need not have prior experience with Korean language.  

Another unique feature of this intensive, team centered study abroad program in the dynamic city of Seoul, is the inclusion of an approximately equal number of Korean students from local universities in Seoul. Contact with Korean counterparts in class and in the dormitory offers a far deeper immersion experience and a direct avenue to life in Seoul as a college student.

We encourage you to apply to this exciting Harvard Summer School in Seoul Program if you are at all interested in Korean postwar cinema, learning Korean language, and experiencing Korea first hand. The online application deadline is Thursday, January 26, 2017. http://www.summer.harvard.edu/programs/study-abroad/seoul-korea.

The online application will go live on December 1, 2016.

FUNDING INFO: Guidance for the budget for this program will be posted on the Harvard Summer School Seoul-Korea webpage listed under COST, Student Budget.
The Suggested Budget is also attached below.

Make sure to apply to OCS Summer Funding for the HSS in Seoul Program at:http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/summer_international_experience.htm  OCS Funding Applications are due Jan 26, 2017  [For Harvard Undergraduates Only]  See attached OCS flyer below for info on attending an OCS funding information session or going to drop-in hours.

In addition, you may also apply for a limited KI Scholarship for the Harvard Summer School-Korea program. [For Harvard Undergraduates Only] Please see:
http://korea.fas.harvard.edu/korea-institute-scholarships-harvard-summer-school-korea-program-undergraduate  for more info and the application process. You may apply and receive funding from both the Korea Institute and the Office of Career Services. This KI schoalrship application should be emailed to: Catherine Glover cglover@fas.harvard.edu by the deadline: Thursday, January 26, 2017 for the Harvard Summer School-Seoul Program. [This is the very same deadline as the online Harvard Summer School Abroad Program Application Deadline.] These KI scholarships are only available to Harvard undergraduates.

Please also check out the attached HSS in Seoul Program poster below and read reports from former students who have participated on the program in years past. Reports may be found at:http://korea.fas.harvard.edu/news

Please feel free to contact Catherine Glover cglover@fas.harvard.edu should you have any program questions.



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See also: Undergraduate, Other