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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: PSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

Program Overview


In the world of increased interdependence and globalization, the need for cross-culturally competent human and social service practice and administration has increased in recent years. The growing demand for recognition of the international dimension in curriculum has increased correspondingly. This Seoul Case Study focuses on the motivation, design and implementation of Seoul’s welfare strategies to become one of the top 10 globally competitive cities.

The purpose of this course is to examine and compare human and social services, administration, and leadership, using Seoul, the capital city of the Republic of Korea as a case example. This course is designed to better prepare students to offer culturally sensitive/responsive services. It is also expected for students to improve cross-cultural communication skills as a professional and through interpersonal interactions in groups and in society.  

Fact Sheet

Education Abroad Advisor Alyse Collins
Get Started Attend an Ed Abroad 101 Session 
Faculty Leader Junghee Lee, School of Social Work & Public Administration Department
Travel Dates June 17 - June 23, 2018
Areas of Study
  • Social Work
  • Public Administration
Required Pre-Departure Meetings Yes
Credits 3 graduate credits
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  Korean
Housing Hotel/Hostel
Class Standing Eligibility Graduate
Minimum GPA Requirements 3.00
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Interview Required

Information Sessions

Want to learn more about this program?  Join us at one of the listed informational sessions:

  • Tuesday, January 30th, 12pm, ASRC 660

Course & Credit Information

  • SW 510/610: International Field Experience - Seoul Human and Social Service Case Study (3 credits)

Program Costs

Program Fee Additional Estimated Costs Total Estimated Costs
$1,830 $1,500 $3,330


PSU Education Abroad Scholarship Application 

Tuition and Fees Include:

  • 3 graduate credits
  • Housing
  • Most meals
  • Local Transportation
  • Entrance fees for course related excursions
  • International Health Insurance
  • Education Abroad Service Fee

Estimated Additional Costs Include:

  • International roundtrip airfare
  • Additional meals
  • Personal spending money
  • Passport/visa

Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged an additional PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees. A non-refundable $50 application fee is required of all applications.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 11/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.