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GSU - Exploring Cultural Diversity, Child Development, Educational Systems and Learning in a Korean Context
Seoul, Korea, South
Program Terms: Maymester
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Dorm Language of Instruction: English
Program Type: GSU Program Director: Dr. Gary Bingham, Dr. Kyong-Ah Kwon
Sponsoring College: College of Education Sponsoring Department: Early Childhood Education
Credit Type: GSU Credit Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
THE PROGRAM

The Korea Study Abroad Program with Peers (SAPP) is designed to increase students' knowledge and awareness of social, economic and political issues related to international education with a focus on the Korean education system. Specifically, this program and its associated course will focus on issues of culture and multiculturalism, equality in education, parental involvement, pedagogical practice and educational policies and practices. We will meet four times at GSU (2 before and 2 post trip) and then visit schools, universities, and facilities for children once we arrive in Korea. School visits will include interacting with teachers, children and school leadership in order to learn more about Korean educational practices and policies.  Students will have a unique opportunity to pair up with a Korean college student peer and work with them on activities and mini-projects through the newly launched Study Abroad Program with Peers (SAPP). Some cultural activities and visits of educational facilities for children, such as children’s museum visits and outdoor excursions, will also be included. 


ACCOMMODATIONS

We are currently discussing about this issue with Ewha Womans University.  It is likely that Ewha Womans University will provide students with a double-occupancy dormitory on campus. This option is most affordable and convenience. If this isn’t a possibility, students will stay in a hotel close to campus. 

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION

Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the Program Director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.

ELIGIBILITY

The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic
requirements of the Georgia State University College of Education. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and a student (students in Education or Related Major will receive priority), faculty or staff in the University System of Georgia. They need to register for Maymester, 2013. Number of program applicants expected: 10-15 (20 max).


CREDITS AND COURSES

Participating students will take ECE 4700 (undergraduate) or ECE 8000 (graduate) and receive 3 Maymester hours of course credit at Georgia State University.

COST

Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements.
The program cost is tentatively set at $ 3118.30, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.

Price Includes
• Round-trip airfare ($1700)
• All ground transportation, excursions and entrance fees ($200)
• (number and type of) meals ($350)
• Hotels ($700)
• Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance ($18.30)
• Cultural excursion ($150)

Price Does NOT Include
• Georgia State tuition and fees
• Passport
• Personal expenses and excess baggage charges

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
(2/04/2014)  $500 deposit with application
(3/01/2014)  $1300 payment
(4/01/2014)  $1318.30 remaining balance
(all payments are non-refundable upon receipt)

Please pay for your program deposit by finding the program listing www.gsu.edu/studyabroad and following the payment instructions listed there. See your Program Director for more information. Please refer to the Academic/Registration calendar for the tuition and fees deadline.

Click here for the information flyer.

FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Georgia State University students are eligible to apply for the IEF Study Abroad Scholarship/Georgia State University Foundation Scholarship and may be eligible to apply for the Global Experience Scholarship. Visit www.gsu.edu/studyabroad  or contact the Office of International Initiatives, Study Abroad Programs at 404/413-2529 for more information.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 404/413-2400 for information on how financial aid might apply toward the program.

Students have the option of purchasing an “International Student ID Card” from STA Travel for travel discounts in participating countries. For more information, visit the STA Travel website at www.sta-travel.com.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Students interested in applying should find this program’s listing at   www.gsu.edu/studyabroad and begin an online application.  

Transient Students: Please see Transient Student page at www.gsu.edu/studyabroad.

Application Deadline: Feb 14, 2014

International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at 404/413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.

TENTATIVE ITINERARY

This highlights a tentative program itinerary including dates and a disclosure statement stressing the tentativeness of the itinerary.

Highlights of the program are provided below. The university reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.

Itinerary (itinerary is tentative at this time)

Early April: Mandatory orientation session
May 5-9: ECE 4700 or 8000 online and on campus preparation for travel to Seoul, Korea
May 12-13: Depart Atlanta---- arrive in Seoul, Korea
May 13-14: Meet their Korean peers & program orientation with peers
  University tour, lectures on the Korean educational system
May 15-16: School visits and activity planning with peers
May 17-18: Cultural immersions
May 19-20: School visits & implementing an activity in the classroom at
   school with peers
May 21-22: Visit facilities and centers for children (e.g., children’s museum, library, science museum, and gallery)
May 23: Reflection and presentation with peers/ lunch date with peers
May 24: Cultural immersions
May 25: Depart for Atlanta
May 29 & 30: ECE 4700 or 8000 on-campus presentation


CONTACT INFORMATION

Program Director: Kyong-Ah Kwon & Gary Bingham (co-director)
Office address: COE 504
Telephone: 404-413-8214
E-mail: kkwon@gsu.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 14, 2014

Because program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of application.

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.