Study Abroad in Seoul, South Korea 2010

Sogang International Summer College 2010
Full Scholarships Available


Ho-Am Garden in south Seoul

Forget Tokyo. Design aficionados are now heading to Seoul. They have been drawn by the Korean capital’s glammed-up cafes and restaurants, immaculate art galleries and monumental fashion palaces like the sprawling outpost of Milan’s 10 Corso Como and the widely noted Ann Demeulemeester store — an avant-garde Chia Pet covered in vegetation. And now Seoul, under its design-obsessed mayor, Oh Se-hoon, is the 2010 World Design Capital. The title, bestowed by a prominent council of industrial designers, means a year’s worth of design parties, exhibitions, conferences and other revelries. Most are still being planned (go to for updates). A highlight will no doubt be the third annual Seoul Design Fair (Sept. 17 to Oct. 7), the city’s answer to the design weeks inMilan and New York, which last year drew 2.5 million people and featured a cavalcade of events under two enormous inflatable structures set up at the city’s Olympic stadium." — Aric Chen, New York Times, Jan 24, 2010

Downtown Seoul at night

• In 2009, five School of Art andDesign students were awarded full scholarships
• Final projects from the 2009 summer session were exhibited at Seoul Design Fair
• UM School of Art and Design Associate Professor David Chung to teach in this program

Sogang International Summer College
Please see the following link for complete information and applications about this program.
• Sogang University is a major research and liberal arts university located in downtown Seoul, South Korea with 15,000 students
• Offers a summer program taught in English with over 25 courses and 6 Korean language courses
• The summer program has approximately 200 students from around the world
• Over 18 international faculty teach the courses
• This year's theme for the art and design component is "Creative City of Art and Technology"
• Art and design students are recommended to select two courses within in the four courses offered in "Creative City"
• Art and design scholarships are available in the "Creative City" component
• Other arrangements for classes are available

Accommodations and living in Seoul
• Seoul is one of the largest (12 million inhabitants) and most developed cities in Asia, it is also one of the safest cities
• Sogang University is located near the Sinchon area, home to four, other major universities, it is a dense urban environment
• Sogang University is near many subway lines and is about 3 subway stops from the center of Seoul
• Students live on campus at Gonazaga Hall, a new, high-rise dormitory which facilitates 900 students and faculty
• Please visit the school website for details, Gonzaga Hall includes a dining room, laundry facilities, small store and a workout gym
• The entire Korean peninsula is about the size of Michigan and is similar in weather, although early July has a monsoon (rainy) season and is warmer
• Korea is a hilly, mountainous country with spectacular seacoasts, ancient temples and palaces set admidst miles of high rise apartments and buildings
• Korean food is known for being healthy and spicy, a vegetarian menu is available upon request at the dining facility
• A three-day field trip to visit major Korean sites is planned

• Sogang University will provide several full and partial scholarships based on portfolio and application
• Full tuition waiver scholarships provide for tuition, room and board
• Scholarship recipients assist as student TA's

Application and Information Website:
• Please see the following link for complete information and applications about this program.

• Apply Online - Please notify via email Professor David Chung if you are applying.
• Students register for 6-credits at Sogang University. Credits are transferred after completion of the coursework.

June 20 - July 31 - 6 weeks

May 1 - Deadline for application
June 1 - Tuition Payment
June 20 - Welcome Party - Dorms Open
June 21 - First Day of Classes
July 2-4 - Field Trip
July 30 - Graduation
July 31 - Dorms Close

Contact Associate Professor David Chung for any questions



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1- Isaac Krauss working with his group on a multimedia installation using folding fans
2- Movement workshop

3- Hye Yeon Cho and Alice Rice at a bookstore at the Sonje Art Center in Seoul


4- From the final presentation, Alice Rice's work is projected in a performance piece about handicapped and elderly accessibility in Seoul


5- David Chung with A&D students, Isaac Krauss, Alex Friend, Alice Rice, Christine Hwang, Hye Yon Cho.