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 Mass Media and Popular Culture 
in South Korea

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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.​

Location: Seoul, South Korea

NY departure and return dates: December 25, 2019 - January 17, 2020

Arrive in Seoul: December 26th​

Return from Seoul: January 17th

Course: 3 credits - Media Studies


Program Costs

Cost (includes all expenses below): $1620

QC program fee:                                                             $400

Travel insurance:                                                             $60

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


Not included in the above cost:

CUNY tuition for in-state, matriculated undergraduates                $915

(For out of state undergraduate: $1860)

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 25th, 2019

Application Link: Apply Today


Chancellor's Global Scholarship (CGS) for Study Abroad

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

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65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597 
718-997-5055 (FAX)  
Email: Education Abroad​

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