The South Korea study abroad program will inspire and advance students’ knowledge, understanding and real-world experience of international business. Students will have the opportunity to expand their professional network on a global scale.
Students will earn 3 credit hours. The program will satisfy the Business Ethics (BUS 455) common professional component for all B.B.A. majors, or will count as an elective in International Business. Students will develop their knowledge of business ethics by learning to apply ethical principles in a different culture and business environment. Assignments will include orientation sessions before, field trips during, and a reflection paper after.
Students will visit manufacturing facilities, corporate headquarters and government organizations. Tentatively scheduled destinations include LG Chem Plant, Hyundai Motors Studio, the Korea Independent Commission Against Corruption, Incheon Port, and the demilitarized zone (DMZ). Other possibilities include: Samsung Electronics, SK Telecom, Kia, and Vizio.
Mission Work Opportunity
This year we are offering a pre-trip extension to serve as a counselor for a new Korean Christian Camp on Sukmodo Island (July 30-Aug 3). The four-day camp will offer an English immersion experience in a Christian environment for Korean youth ages 10-17. Selection of the camp counselors is separate from the study abroad program. You will need to complete the “Pre-trip Mission Work” section of the application and must be interviewed by the Camp Director Greg Tidwell. He will be on the FHU campus to conduct interviews during lectureship week (Feb. 2-7). You may contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Tuition and Fees
The program is $3,250 per person (triple occupancy). A limited number of single rooms and one double room (queen bed) is available at an additional cost of $250 per person. Cost includes tuition and fees (covered as part of your Fall 2019 comprehensive charge), airfare, accommodations, ground transportation, two meals a day, business tours, excursions and activities. In addition, students must cover at least one meal per day and all other incidental expenses (we recommend each student bring at least $250 in spending cash).
There is a separate cost of $250 to serve as a camp counselor at the Korea Christian Camp on Sukmodo Island. This optional pre-trip extension is a short-term mission opportunity for which students may raise church support.
The College of Business will provide scholarships depending on availability of funds. Please refer to the “Scholarships” section of the application form for details about applying for a scholarship as the deadline for submission is February 1, 2019! You must complete the application and pay the required deposit (which is not part of the scholarship funding). Awards will be based on financial need, academic merit, spiritual leadership and service experience. You will be notified about any scholarship funding you have been granted by February 15, 2019. If you do not receive the necessary scholarship assistance and you need to withdraw from the trip you deposit will be refunded.
Your application must be submitted by February 1, 2019. You must include with your application a brief written essay (limit 250 words) describing the reasons for your personal interest in the International Business Study Abroad Program in Seoul, South Korea, and how your participation might benefit you, the group, and FHU.Applications will not be complete until COB has received your deposit of $500 per person. Deposits will be refunded to all applicants not selected to participate in the program. The balance will be due May 1, 2019. Please be aware that after May 1, 2019, all program payments (deposits and final payments) are non-refundable.
To request an application, please contact Tamara Lockridge at email@example.com.
For more information about the program, contact Dr. Matt Vega, Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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