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  • Locations: Cheongju, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: American Councils (ACTR) 
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Korean Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1-first year, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-grad student, 6-other
Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Asian Studies, Culture, History, International Studies, Korean, Politics
Program Type: Field Study, Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.7
Click here for a definition of this term Program: Direct
Program Description:

The Korean Intensive Summer Language Program (KISLP) provides motivated students of Korean with the linguistic, cultural, and historical knowledge necessary to make impressive language proficiency gains through a combination of intensive study and immersion in local Korean society and culture.

The program combines intensive classroom instruction with cultural activities, excursions, conversation partners, community engagement opportunities, and a weekend homestay with a local host family. 

Offered in Cheongju, South Korea (Chungbuk National University) for eight weeks during the summer. 
20 hours per week of immersive coursework in Korean speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Local conversation partners help participants adjust to daily life in South Korea, serve as expert guides to local culture and society, and provide academic support.
Participants earn 8-10 U.S. academic credits in Korean language through Bryn Mawr College.
Housing offered in campus dormitories; students spend a weekend with a local host family to gain perspective into South Korean everyday life.

Day trips, overnight excursions, and cultural activities provide deeper understanding of South Korean society, history, and daily life.
Comprehensive health, accident, and evacuation insurance for all participants abroad.

All KISLP 2023 applicants are eligible to apply for the Judith Ehm Foundation Fellowship, which provides recipients with a minimum award of $5,000. Learn more at 

Multiple sources of financial aid are available to prospective study abroad participants to help pay for programs abroad, including private, federal, university, and American Councils scholarships. Please visit to learn more about available scholarships.

2 semesters of college-level Korean or the equivalent
Minimum 2.7 GPA
At least 18 years old by application deadline

February 15

Complete program information, including an online application, is available on the KISLP website at 
Contact American Councils at