seoul mountain night time
Seoul, South Korea

Summer Global Internship

Study Program Full-Time Internship

Dates

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8 weeks

Credit

6 semester hours

9 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Dates

-

8 weeks

Costs

Credit

6 semester hours

9 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Apply Now

Request Information

Contact Us

Overview

Spend your summer interning abroad in Seoul, a dynamic city that sets global trends! Your time in South Korea's lively capital will be spent gaining real-world work experience and new skills in South Korean enterprises and startups. Internship placements include creative industries and e-sports. By immersing yourself in Seoul's cultural scene and diversifying your resume with international experience in a city that never sleeps, you will gain an edge in the workplace back home.

CIEE Seoul offers a wide range of internship opportunities across diverse industries. When you apply to become a CIEE intern, our staff will work directly with you to match you with an internship opportunity that suits your unique needs and professional goals. While internships are competitive, CIEE will help you navigate the internship interview process to set you up for success. Our staff will offer you constructive resume revisions and provide you with the tools to succeed in your interview to ensure you are placed with the right opportunity. Learn more about our personalized placement process

Internships are capacity-limited and competitive. They are offered in English and Korean. Students with higher levels of Korean may have more internship opportunities available.

Unique Experiences

Explore Korean cuisine

with street food tours, kimchi-making classes, and traditional wine tastings

Learn about traditional Korean culture

at ancient palaces and other historic sites

Visit the Demilitarized Zone

that separates North and South Korea

3rd

largest city in the world

10

subway lines

4

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Experience
  • i seoul u sign downtown korea study abroad students
  • sunny park day students abroad ciee korea

Your Destination

Having been a capital for more than 600 years, Seoul is the heart of Korea’s education, culture, politics, and economics. It’s home to some of the world’s most successful companies and the center of K-Pop and Esports. There’s plenty to see and do in Seoul, from visiting ancient palaces to hiking mountains to bicycling along the Han River. The city also regularly hosts exciting events, from fun cultural activities spotlighting various aspects of Korean culture to international events such as Seoul Fashion Week. There are hundreds of historic sites, museums, art galleries, theaters, and sporting facilities to enjoy during your time abroad.  

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Seoul.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Take a street food tour to learn about the many tasty meal options (and what to avoid) 
  • Enjoy chimaek (fried chicken and beer) culture with a view of the Han River at sunset  
  • Tour a palace while wearing hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) 
  • Attend a baseball game  
  • Hike the ancient Seoul City Wall 
  • Travel outside the city to locations featured in Korean dramas, films, and K-Pop music videos 
  • Visit the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) on the border with North Korea 

Program Blogs

Eating Through Seoul

By Hannah G.

Food is one of the main things that can function as a bridge between the sharing of cultures and experiences among diverse groups of people. I believe that sharing meals... keep reading

Day Off in Busan

By Hannah G.

Studying abroad at Yonsei is a great way to explore the liveliness of Seoul, but in the short time that you’re here in Korea, I can't help but encourage taking... keep reading

Korea Cafe Culture

By Asher Ruth P.

Cafes in Korea are on a completely different level. As someone who grew up in the States, this was such a lovely surprise. Korean cafe culture is a pride here... keep reading

Housing
Academics

Academics

During this eight-week Global Internship program in Seoul, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities (e.g. in the eSports/eGaming industry) and take an integrated online academic course. Extracurricular cultural activities in and around Seoul complement your internship and coursework.

GPA

2.5

Language Requirements

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Requirements

Students participate in an academic course taught in a hybrid learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic course and internship are mandatory for all participants.

Program Credit

Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits 

Course Credit

Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 15 integrated academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. The academic course is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse.

Class Format

Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course taught in an online learning environment. Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city during the work week. 

Grading

Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic course, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, reflection papers, analysis of readings, an internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals. 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Internship Opportunities

Internships are capacity-limited and competitive. They are offered in English and Korean. Students with higher levels of Korean may have more internship opportunities available.

Gain real-world work experience, grow your professional network, and bolster your resume while interning at enterprises, startups, and more in Seoul. Search for a more detailed list of internship opportunities.

Media and Entertainment 
Gaming, publishing, magazines, and content creation.

Marketing, Communications, and Advertising 
Social media, event planning, advertising, journalism, public relations, and video production.

Tourism and Hospitality 
Tourism and hospitality operations, marketing, and public relations.

Entrepreneurship, E-Commerce, and Business 
Accelerators and startups, research, business development, and community management.

Sustainability 
Event management and sustainable business development. 

Note: Please keep in mind that securing a spot in any of these opportunities is not automatically guaranteed and depends on availability and the internship host organization's decision. This internship listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The internships, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development.

Courses

Course Information

Summer Session II 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Wollitzer Merit Scholarships in Area or Comparative Studies
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Summer 2025 8 weeks Start Date End Date
Program Summer 2024 8 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $7,450

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $4,453

Housing = $2,500

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $7,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,060

International Airfare = $1,600

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $10

Personal expenses = $250

Other = $150††

Total Costs = $3,270

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Plus Housing Fee = $800^

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

††SIM card for cell phone

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet

Orientation

Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city

On-site Staff

Full-time program leadership and support in your city

Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Tina Lee

Interim Center Director/Operations Manager

Tina has extensive experience in student support and academic mentoring and loves to share Korean traditional and contemporary culture.

Get Started Steps

Get Started

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1

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2

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