Seoul is the centuries-old capital of Korea, and still contains several historical palaces, parks, and fortresses exhibiting superb examples of classical East Asian architecture. But in modern times it has grown into one of the largest and most sophisticated cities in the world, studded with skyscrapers, crisscrossed by a hi-tech subway system, and networked to the rest of Korea by bullet trains. Seoul is the most wired city on the globe, and is home to some of the world’s leading IT and electronics companies, such as Samsung and LG. The city is also beautifully located, lying along the banks of the wide Han River and surrounded by dramatic mountain peaks. It is a fun and vibrant city that never sleeps. It is becoming a pop culture magnet for all of Asia, where Seoul’s music groups and television shows often dominate the airwaves. Seoul is a cultural focus of East Asia, showing the beauty old and new.
Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea
Kyunghee University in Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Seoul Senior Welfare Center in Seoul, Korea
Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs in Seoul, Korea
Other eldercare sites in Seoul, Korea
Cultural sites in Seoul, Gyeonggi-do and Kyungju, Korea
No visas, background checks or immunizations are required.
For the current projected costs for this program, please click on the following link to the Fees for JMU Study Abroad Programs page.
The lodging includes university dorminitories, hotels, hostels, traditional home stays and host families. Participants will be required to cover meals with personal spending money.
For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.
This program will most likely attract any students who are interested in aging and gerontological issues and are trying to learn international perspectives in this field as well as pre-professional students who will be involved in elder care.