South Korea: ISA Internship

Open to: All majors

Seoul, South Korea- South Korea is one of the most highly developed and stable democracies in East Asia. The history of civilization on the Korean peninsula dates back almost 4,000 years. South Korea has proved to be a vehicle for introducing a great combination of dazzling cosmopolitanism and hidden corners of tradition. With so many English-speaking Koreans, the language barrier is quickly eroding, and students who study abroad in South Korea will definitely benefit from it. Getting around South Korea is easy, which is fortunate since there are so many wonderful places to see.


Placements are available for undergraduates in almost any major who would like to gain valuable work experience. Students will participate in an eight-week internship, working up to 40 hours a week in a professional setting appropriate for their academic major and career goals. Because the program is designed as a learning experience, the internships are unpaid.

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GPA Requirement
2.5 Undergraduate
3.0 Graduate
No Language

Program Dates and Application Deadline

Spring/Summer 2019

Estimated Program Dates: May 2019 - July 2019
Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

8 week internship

To apply for this program, log on to to begin your online application.


South Korea

XX490: Internship (3—6 credits)


Students arrange to pursue the coursework related to their internship under the supervision of a Grand Valley faculty member in their chosen field. Credits are variable depending on the coursework undertaken and the policies of the department. Students are graded on a credit/no credit basis. A course designation is determined according to the disciplinary focus of the internship (e.g., ACC 490 Accounting Internship, etc.)


Students seeking a practicum meeting professional licensing requirements should consult their advisor before applying to determine whether this program fulfills licensing requirements. This program is not designed to fulfill student teaching requirements for teacher certification. For more information on student teaching overseas, please explore the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching by contacting Sherie Williams at

Cost and Scholarships

South Korea

Program Fee: $5,330


  • Internship placement
  • Telephone placement meeting
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • On-site orientation in Seoul
  • 8 weeks of housing in student residences
  • Cultural exploration activities program
  • Airport pick-up for group designated flight
  • Third-party liability insurance for each student

Other Expenses

  • Tuition ($3,150)
  • Additional meals ($880)
  • Airfare ($1,500)
  • Personal expenses ($200)
  • Passport/photos ($140)
  • ISIC card - optional ($28)

Total Estimated Cost: $11,228


South Korea

This program is open to all full-time, degree seeking students with at least 30 completed credits. 2.5 GPA (undergraduates) or 3.0 GPA (graduates) required.


For business placements, especially finance-related placements, students are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have taken at least one course related to the discipline.

Contact Information

Padnos International Center
130 Lake Ontario Hall

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