University of Oregon

Dankook International Summer School and Internship in South Korea

Program Overview

Dankook University (DKU), founded in 1947, is an up-and-coming, private research University in South Korea, just outside the capital city of Seoul. The International Summer School (ISS) at DKU offers you the opportunity to participate in a range of experiences, such as: an internship teaching English to DKU students, intensive courses taught in English, and Korean language courses. The English Village Internship will allow you to gain valuable teaching experience at the college level as well as internship credits. If you participate in the internship you will be offered a round-trip airfare reimbursement up to $1,000 and free lodging for both the internship period as well as during the Academic Program. All courses, with the exception of Korean-language courses, are taught in English. DKU holds numerous group activities and excursions for international students from all over the world.

Academic Details

There are two program models offered: (1) The English Village Internship including the Academic Program; and (2) The Academic Program only.

The English Village internship (EV), a part of DKU's Global Village, is an English immersion environment where native English-speaking students arrive three weeks before the Academic Program to teach English conversation to DKU students. If you are a student in the College of Education, you can earn UO credit by participating in the EV internship. As an EV participant, you must also participate in the Academic Program.

The Academic Program (AP) consists of four weeks of intensive classes taught by international and/or Korean professors in English. Classes meet four days a week for three hours a day. You will take one or two classes for a total of five to ten UO credits. Cultural activities and field trips are optional at nominal cost. For course information, click here: http://www.dankook.ac.kr/web/international/172.

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

Housing Description

You will live in university housing. Two students will share a dormitory room. The rooms are equipped with the latest facilities. A mix of Korean and non-Korean students live in the dormitory with an intention to create an international atmosphere. Among the facilities available in the dormitories are meeting rooms, fitness exercise room, a snack shop, laundry facilities, as well as a dining hall.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer20171/1/2017mid-Juneearly August

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.