Program Details

Venture on an enticing journey to South Korea! Learn about its ancient heritage and tradition, and see how the new Korea, the "Asian Tiger", is now a major player on the world stage. Discover a culture as different from U.S. culture as East is from West.
Seoul, Korea
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Study in South Korea and immerse yourself in this special country and language for a school year or semester. Your host family will introduce you to unique traditions while supporting you through the cultural adjustments. Experience ancient traditions while seeing first-hand why South Korea is now having a major global impact.


Students interested in a shorter term program: Spend a summer in South Korea learning the language and interacting with native speakers. After a two-day tour of Seoul, you'll start life with your Korean host family. The family will help you adjust and introduce you to Korean culture. You may even have the chance to check out some classes at a Korean high school and meet local students. Throughout the summer, you'll experience all Korea has to offer, the urban and the pastoral, the ancient and the modern, all while building your language skills.


Youth For Understanding USA's (YFU) high school study abroad program is an experience that will immerse you in the lives, languages, cultures, and communities of a real family in one of more than 40 countries around the globe. YFU is a homestay experience where you live with a carefully selected host family who has agreed to open their home and theirs hearts to you---providing room, board, and a caring home. You'll gain a global family, make news friends, and even attend a new school on academic programs. No previous language study required, but survival Korean is encouraged.

YFU programs make a lasting, life-changing impact on young people. YFU students return as young adults--more independent, competent, and confident---with a deeper understanding of their family and country. They also discover that the YFU experience opens doors for many years to come, enhancing educational and professional opportunities. National, Regional, and Corporate scholarships available - please see our website for details.

Setting Description:
Ever ancient, ever new. Come to South Korea to learn about its heritage and traditions. See the new Korea, the "Asian Tiger," now a major player in the global community. Learn about a culture that continues to change while holding on to its history.
Program costs vary by length of program - please see our website for full details.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Through the generosity of numerous corporations, governments, foundations and individuals, YFU awards more than $2.3 million in partial or full study abroad scholarships annually.

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