The 3+2 Program with Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS)
DIS encourages Bachelor students to pursue postgraduate studies closely affiliated with the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Korea University. DIS & GSIS offers a combined program of three years Bachelor’s and two years Master’s degree which can be completed in a total of five years. Students are suggested to apply to the 3+2 Program at the start of their junior year.
All DIS students are encouraged to consider the benefits of completing a combined major referred to as double degree or double major. Choosing a second major and studying at two departments at the same time allows students to further expand their knowledge and acquire additional skills in an area of their choice. It can particularly help them to further specialize in one of the fields related to international studies. Two main types of double degree programs are offered for students at DIS: a four-year full time simultaneous program and a five/six-year full time prolonged program. Due to limited availability, students are required to have high GPAs during their freshman year in order to enter a double major. More detailed information is available at the DIS’ Department of Academic Affairs Office (학사지원부). Graduates of double major programs emerge in an enviable position, having added an extra dimension to their employment potential.
DIS actively encourages first professional experiences and coordinates internship opportunities for students. Internship program offers placement across diverse institutions and corporations such as the UN, the Asian Development Bank, international NGOs, and other public and private agencies. Students gain first-hand experience in the activities of government and business organizations. Full time internship with completion of a minimum of 120 working hours will be given credit. Internship opportunities are posted by the Career Development Center.
All new students entering DIS courses are assigned to tutorial seminars. These seminars are mentoring programs in which students are assigned to a faculty member as their personal mentor. This allows students to discuss and consult with KUDIS faculty members about their study visions and career outsets. The main goal is to facilitate interactions between students and faculty members in order to ensure satisfied students as well as maximum study and career success.
KU International Summer Campus
Korea University’s International Summer Campus (ISC) is the most renowned of its form in Korea and one of the best summer schools in Asia. It is administered by the Office of International Affairs (OIA) and offers a 6-week intensive academic program each year from June to August on the university’s main campus in Seoul. A large variety of courses are offered in the fields of Business and Economics, Humanities, Sociology and Cultural Studies, Fine Art/Design, Science, Law, Politics & International Relations, Korean and East Asian Studies, as well as Korean language. Courses are often taught by famous international scholars particularly invited to teach at ISC. For the official ISC page CLICK HERE.
KU International Winter Campus
Korea University International Winter Campus (KU IWC) provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about Korea through academic and cultural immersion during the winter months. From January and February, it offers one semester’s load of work condensed into two separate three-week sessions, during which renowned professors teach both domestic and international students. Along with the academic opportunities, students can enjoy Korean culture outside of the classroom including one-day field trips such as a fun ski trip or K-pop experience. KU IWC welcomes current high school or college students who wish to study in Korea but may not be able to do so during the regular academic year. For the official ISC page CLICK HERE.