khGlobal Collaborative (GC) summer program is the international summer program initiated by collaboration on global engagement of Kyung Hee University and UPenn at 2006. It’s themed summer program and all courses are related to Humanity, Civilization and Global Governance. It’s 4-week program at July. First three week will be academic weeks with courses and the last week will be Korean Culture week with various programs including meeting Korean Pop stars. This year, we will have world-renowned scholars like, Slavoj Zizek of University of Ljubljana, Mary Tucker of Yale University, and John Ikenberry of Princeton University.

We have about 300~400 students representing over 25 countries at 2014 solely and expecting over 500 students for 2016.

By participating GC summer program, students not only have a chance to meet world-renowned scholars but also experience Korean culture. There will be 21 courses offered this year with 1~3 credit hours. Please refer to attached brochure for the course list. New GC website will be open soon and you may find last year’s course list at the website now. ( More details of course information will be updated soon and full brochure with course descriptions will be mailed to you soon as well.

This year, there are new courses added: Taekwondo course, Cosmic humanity course, North Korean politics course and Korean studies courses. Students may enjoy variety of course selection.

For partner institutions, we offer special rate for participants and it will be lowered next year to be USD 1,000/student for participating the program and many of partners including new partners use this program as a stepping stone letting students get to know about KHU and Korea for a short time (one month). Many students come back for semester-long exchange students after experiencing GC summer program first.
Here are tuition & fees for GC summer program:

Type Payment
Required General Applicant (Tuition) 1-4 credits

USD 1,500

5-6 credits

USD 1,800

Partner University Applicant (Tuition) USD 1,000
Insurance USD 40-50/month
Optional Dormitory (Double) KRW 405,000/person (approx. USD 400)
Korean Culture Week KRW 200,000/person (approx. USD 200)

Please note that the insurance is required for each participating student and if they have their own policy valid overseas during the program period, they do not need to purchase one provided by KHU. They just need to submit a copy of their policy. I’ll send details of policy coverage requirement to registered students later.

Exchange scholarship: USD 740 (Korean Culture week fee of USD 200 is optional)
– Tuition (USD 1,500~1,800) waived
– Registration & Student Activity Fee: USD 140
– Korean Culture Week Fee (Optional): USD 200
– Dormitory Fee: USD 400 (KRW 405,000)

For more more than two students, USD 1,000 for partner rate is applied from 3rd student. Please note that they also need to pay Korean Culture Week & dormitory fee (still, Korean Culture Week participation is optional). Since Registration Student Activity Fee is included in tuition for fee-paying students, it makes total fees USD 1,600 including Korean culture week.

Here are important dates for the program:
3/14~4/30 Registration(Online Application)
6/29~30 Dormitory Check-in
7/1 Orientation & Opening Ceremony(no fee required)
7/2 Seoul City Tour(no fee required)
7/4 Classes begin
7/22 Class end & Completion Ceremony
7/23~7/28 Korean Culture Week
7/29 Dormitory Check-out