Virtual Summer in South Korea
Sogang University

New Offering
Virtual Options

Master online learning while adding international experience to your transcript.

Online learning isn’t the future way global education will function – it’s the present. With CIS Abroad’s Virtual Summer in Seoul program, take online courses from an international university from your home base while adding a global perspective to your education experience. Experience and learn about South Korean culture, language, and of course – K-Pop with these unique classes! Virtual study programs can serve as an important stepping stone to build up your language skills, transcript, and cross-cultural understanding – a great foundation for studying abroad on-site.

What to Expect:

  • Language: English and Korean
  • Average Courseload: 2 Courses
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5


  • Gain international learning experience without leaving your home
  • Unique course options with a focus on Korean culture and language
  • Regular support from CIS Abroad

Program Details

Sogang University - Online

A Jesuit institution, Sogang University is one of the leading research and liberal arts universities in South Korea. It is home to many serious students from South Korea (local students come from the top 1% of their high school classes) as well as numerous international students (40% of students living on campus are international). Notable alumni include Park Geun-hye, the first woman president of South Korea.

This small university cares about the student community. In May, K-pop music performances and food from local bars spring up around campus for the Daedongjae Festival. Each semester, the university also organizes the Sunrise Festival to welcome new students and student clubs host a street festival to recruit new members. You can join the tarot card reading club, the start-up business club, a club all about critiquing comics and video game culture, an English conversation club, martial arts clubs, or something else!

Areas of study with fewer than 3 classes available

  • Korean
  • Humanities

Don't see your major listed here? There may still be courses available. Browse our programs by major.

You will take 2 courses during this program for 6 credits total.

All students will take Korean Language (beginner level only) and one of the following options:

K-pop and Culture

Korean Society

Why Virtual Life in Seoul

South Korea has everything: the longest subway system in the world, one of the most efficient writing systems, large and abundant forests, AND the world’s fastest internet connections (Take that, Netflix lag!). Seoul is a “dynamic city” that, according to Lonely Planet, “mashes up palaces, temples, cutting-edge design and mountain trails, all to a nonstop K-Pop beat.” While you’re planning your future IRL trip to South Korea, be sure to virtually tour some of the many sites within the metropolitan area around Seoul including five UNESCO World Heritage SitesChangdeok PalaceHwaseong FortressJongmyo ShrineNamhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty.

What's Included


  • Online tuition and fees
  • CIS Abroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Sogang University official transcript
  • Online support

Your Support Staff

CIS Abroad Advising & Support
Travel Tip:

You’ll be supported every step of the way!

Global Advising

Our advising team will help match you with a program that fits your academic and personal needs. Once you have selected your program our advisor will help you complete your Online Application.

Program Enrollment

Once you’ve started your application and submitted the $90 deposit, you’ll be assigned a program enrollment coordinator who will guide you through the enrollment process to get you abroad!

Dates & Prices

  • Application Deadline: May 1
  • Arrival: June 28
  • Departure: July 16
  • Price: $1,990
Additional Information:

CIS Abroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.