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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75
Program Features: Field Studies Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Program Housing
Departmental Approval: Anthropology, Asian Studies Language Requirement: No
Credit Type: Skidmore Credit Non-Skidmore Student: No
Click here for a definition of this term Class Year: 01- First Year, 02- Sophomore, 03- Junior, 04- Senior
Program Description:
Exploration of transnationalism through on-site learning in South Korea. How did K-pop (e.g. BTS) go global? Why are Korean films (e.g. Parasite) and dramas (e.g. Squid Game) achieving global success? Why are so many Americans invested in K-beauty products? How is North Korea’s nuclear ambition intertwined with international politics? And how do North Korean refugees sustain relations with family across the highly militarized DMZ? To explore these questions, and to investigate how culture goes beyond and across boundaries of nation-states, students will learn from visits to key cultural sites, museums, the DMZ, a K-pop entertainment company, a food market, and more. There will also be the unique opportunity to meet and develop friendships with North Korean refugees. Students will write daily field notes and the seminar will conclude with final presentations. As the central hub of global cultural production, South Korea is a prime location to explore the movement of people, goods, and ideas across borders.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Travel Sem- May 2025 10/15/2024 10/18/2024 05/18/2025 06/03/2025