The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures strongly encourages study abroad as a means of cultural and linguistic immersion and typically recommends the junior year. Please see the Office of Study Abroad for information about programs, scholarships, and health and safety abroad, and consult with the departmental study abroad advisor in order to plan coursework.

The University of Iowa partners with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) to offer students the opportunity to study at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea. Students will take courses at the local university in a variety of areas related to their field of study, including business, communications, education, engineering, humanities, social sciences, international studies, physical sciences, and art. Six levels of Korean courses are also offered each semester.

Kyung Hee University exchange program allows UI students to study at Kyung Hee for a semester, academic year, and/or summer term. The program is open to undergraduate University of Iowa students and does not require any knowledge of the Korean language, as there are many courses offered in English. The University is known within and beyond South Korea as a center for internationalization and a leader in Korean language learning.

The Korea University Exchange program offers students the opportunity to study in Korea for a semester, or academic year. Students with a wide variety of majors can find courses that align with their academic goals.

The Ewha Womans University  Exchange program offers students of any gender the opportunity to study at the world's largest female educational institute and one of the top universities in Korea for a semester, academic year, or calendar year. Students with a wide variety of majors can find courses that align with their academic goals.

Study abroad at Yonsei University — Yonsei University is one of the most prestigious universities in Korea. If you are interested in spending a summer at Yonsei or joining an exchange program, click here for more detailed information, or visit Yonsei University's Summer Program website for more information.

Korean Language Flagship Center — The primary purpose of the KLFC is to produce a critical mass of advanced foreign language speakers with advanced proficiency.

Korea Foundation — Korea Foundation provides many opportunities for students to study Korean-related topics both in Korea and abroad. It also posts lot of information about reading materials and references to Korean studies.


Scholarships are available for study abroad programs sponsored by The University of Iowa. For more information on scholarships and funds available to help cover the costs of travel, in addition to application procedures, contact Study Abroad at 319-335-0353, 1111 University Capitol Centre.