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Language & Culture


Mass Media and Popular Culture in Korea

Location: Seoul, South Korea

NY departure and return dates: December 25, 2018 - January 18, 2019

Arrive in Seoul: December 26th​


Each student will choose one of the following courses:               

     Linguistics - 3 credits


This course aims to explore relationship of human languages in the construction of cultures and civilizations. Students are expected to check basic functions and characteristics of human language and their application in the authentic cultures and civilizations.

Course Objectives:

1. Understanding the relationship between human language and culture.

2. Extending and expanding applicabilities of languages and their characteristic functions in the intercultural context.

3. Projecting the future of human language in the intercultural era.

4. To broaden understanding of human language and its use in social context 

      Media Studies - 3 credits


This course helps students to become familiar with a number of critical issues about both contemporary popular culture and digital culture in Korea. A primary emphasis will be placed on the ways in which the media express and mediate Korean popular culture and digital media. Students will learn theoretical concepts and ideas that enable them to “read” Korean popular culture and digital media from academic perspectives. The topics to be examined include globalization, nation-state, gender, race, sexuality, music, Korean wave, film, broadcasting, mobile culture, and digital games, etc. Student will undertake group research projects and discuss their work in class.

Program Costs

Cost (includes all expenses below):                        $1615

QC program fee:                                                             $400

Travel insurance:                                                             $55

Housing, student services, excursions, differential tuition:   $1160


Not included in the above cost:

CUNY tuition for in-state, matriculated undergraduates                $885  

(For out of state undergraduate: $1800)

Airfare:                                                                                   $1600-2000 (estimate)

​Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses:                     $25 to $30 per day



Please keep in mind:

-      Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria)

-       Some programs may require travel on Fridays and some Saturdays

-       Students are encouraged to apply early


Application Deadline: October 26th, 2018

Application Link: Apply Today


·         Chancellor's Global Scholarship (CGS) for Study Abroad

·         Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

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Email: Education Abroad​

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