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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Academic Area: Language
Program Type: Exchange Program Housing Options: On-campus housing
Credit Type: US equivalent 1:1 Language of Instruction: English, Korean
Program Terms:: Summer
Program Description:

Seoul, South Korea
University of Seoul

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Academic Fields of Study
Language of Instruction
Accommodation and Meals
Estimated Program Costs
Application Process
Seoul, SK Map
Program Overview

The University of Seoul is a public university funded and supported by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. Seoul is the economic, political, and cultural center of Korea. It is also the 600-year capital of Korea, a historical city with social, cultural, and physical layers spread out along a vast and complex landscape. The character of the university the faculty, academic programs, and research institutions is shaped by Seoul’s metropolitan dynamic. Its faculty, students, and administrative body are distinguished by a commitment to civic values and a dynamic urban civilization. Along with basic research, it functions as a think-tank in formulating and supporting the major policy goals of the Seoul Metropolitan Government. With diverse and specific programs that integrate research and policy, practice and education, the University of Seoul seeks a balance between academic and professional concerns, between visionary goals and practical research.

The International Summer School I program at the University of Seoul was first established in 2000, and it has provided international students with a great opportunity to learn about Korean culture and tradition. Reorganized in 2005, the SISS has been receiving an increased amount of funding from the Seoul Metropolitan Government and offers various incentives to the participants coming from partner universities of the UOS and many prestigious universities all over the world.

To learn about Korea's past, present, and future, you can experience various kinds of activities while visiting meaningful spots in Korea such as Changdeok Palace (UNESCO World Heritage), Bukchon's Hanok Village and JSA (Joint Security Area). Chances to learn Taekwondo (Korean martial arts), to make Korean traditional masks, and to watch NANTA & JUMP Show will give you unforgettable memories as well.
Gyeongbokgung Palace, SK
Seoul, SK Night

About UOS
President: Lee, Sang Bum, Ph.D.
Establishment: 1918
Faculty Members: 1078 faculty members
Staff: 253 staff members
Student Body: 12,206 undergraduate students. 2,923 graduate students
Partner Institutions: 106 institiutions in 29 countries
International Students: 319 international students

Students can take up to 8 credits in courses offered during International Summer School.

Courses are in the fields of:
  • Asian Studies
  • International Studies
  • Science
  • Korean language
All courses are taught in English.
View course list here.

Seoul International Summer School 2019

For detailed information on the Summer 2019 program, please view the PDF below:
SISS 2019 Brochure(Web).pdf

The Seoul International Summer School (SISS) 2016 hosted 107 international students from all around the world. In 2017, SISS will be held for five weeks from June 25th to July 26th, 2019.  Institute of International Cooperation and Education (IICE) at the University of Seoul is pleased to invite two Montclair State Students to the SISS 2019.

The SISS is an international exchange program inviting students from universities worldwide. The program provides a good opportunity to experience Asia in Korea. We offer courses ranging from Korean Language to International Studies, as well as Asian studies and Science. The program also includes visits and excursions to Korea’s famous attractions. In addition, we organize a special 4-day field trip to Jeju Island so that we can help students broaden their understanding of Korea. Not only do we waive the tuition according to the exchange agreement with partner universities, we also offer free excursions to several places in Seoul and free cultural activities about Korean tradition. The registration fee is also waived for the exchange students. Moreover, we cover on-campus dormitory housing and cover a partial fee of their 4-day field trip for each participant. Roundtrip airfares, meals, and the 4-day field trip fees are at your students’ own expense. If the student is willing to participate in the Jeju trip, s/he only needs to pay around $300.

Seoul Mate Program

UOS offers a buddy program, "Seoul Mate," for international students.  The Seoul Mates are UOS Korean students who help international students adjust life in Korea.  The Seoul Mates lives with the international students at the dorm, and participate in most of the programs offered by the SISS with all of the international students.

Mingling with Friends from All over the World!

In 2017, you can build a global network by making many friends from Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Finland, France, Germany, Lithuana, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and more.

Academic Calendar
View the updated academic calendar here
See SISS's 2019 Summer brochure for more information
SISS 2019 Brochure(Web).pdf


All International Summer School courses are taught in English.

Seoul, SK Nightlife
King Sejeong
Traditional Korean Garb
Cherry Blossoms in Seoul, SK
Accommodation and Meals

The UOS offers on-campus dormitory to all participants. Every international student will share a two, three, of four-bedroom dormitory with other international students and UOS buddies. The rooms are all single occupancy. Although cooking facility is unavailable in the dorm, you can find a cafeteria in the building for your meals. It is advised that students should bring bed linens and pillow. A variety of facilities are also available for residents convenience such as a coin operated laundry room, gym, library, computing facilities, bank, cafeterias & snack bars, health services, post office, etc. Additional accommodation information can be found at
Estimated Program Costs

The Semester or Academic Year Abroad program is a traditional student exchange. Students who participate will pay tuition and fees for a semester (or academic year) to Montclair State University.  

Students will be billed for housing by University of Seoul. Other fees may include transportation, health insurance, visa fees, study abroad fee, and additional cultural activities. Students are advised to allow at least $5,000 per semester to cover housing, meals and other basic living costs. Students participating in the summer program will be charged six credits of Montclair State tuition.  No further tuition will be charged at U of Seoul and your payment includes free housing, activities and some field trips. Airfare will be partially reimbursed and excursions are highly subsidized.

For the exchange students of spring and fall semesters, UOS provides scholarship to the students whose home universities agree to support UOS exchange students reciprocally.
Global Korea Scholarship available for semester exchange students.
Application Process

Please complete the Montclair State University study abroad application process.  In addition, please submit the UOS application to the Study Abroad Office at Montclair State BEFORE late April 30th.

You are required to complete an online application at > International Summer School > International Summer School I > Eligibility & Application, from March 1st to April 30th.

For Further Information
Please email us at
The Office of International Academic Initiatives
Rm. 148, Susan A. Cole Hall
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ, 07043

Front Desk: 973 655 6862
For general questions about Study Abroad, please contact:


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.